- Summer Research Awards and Fellowship Program
- deArce-Koch Memorial Endowment Fund in Support of Medical Research and Development
- Biomedical Research Innovation Program
- STEM Innovation Program
- Interdisciplinary Research Initiation Awards
- Phase 0 SBIR/STTR Program
- Proposal Preparation Mini-Grants to Federal Agencies
- Visiting Faculty Research Awards
- Archaeological Research Endowment Fund
- Publications Subvention Program
Deadline for Proposals: Monday, 10 November 2014
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs invites a collaborative group of at least four faculty from at least two separate disciplines to develop an external proposal that will help support an interdisciplinary program of excellence. This program supports the goals of the university’s strategic plan to encourage and develop interdisciplinary research. Proposals can request up to $100,000; awardees are expected to submit an interdisciplinary proposal to a nationally competitive sponsor.
Funds may support summer salary and fringe benefits (maximum summer support is for six weeks’ salary and fringes), academic year release time, other support personnel, travel, equipment, materials and supplies as necessary to organize, prepare and submit a proposal to an external agency. Funding is available in May 2015 with all expenditures completed by 15 May 2016. Awardees must submit a written report to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs by 31 August 2016, summarizing the results of the project with a list of presentations, publications, proposals and funding directly resulting from the project. Awardees will also be expected to provide the Research Council with a presentation on the progress and results of their project.
Proposals that pass internal administrative and council review will be sent to expert external reviewers for comment and evaluation. The primary consideration is whether the investment in the proposed activity will produce a coherent research group likely to emerge as nationally competitive and able to win competitive funding. Proposals must make it clear that the interdisciplinary nature of the project adds value, that each investigator is making important contributions, and that there are specific external sources of support for the activity.