Application materials are available for the Research Enhancement Program fall competition. Proposals are due by Thursday, Oct. 24.
The program provides up to $10,000 in seed money to enable faculty members to compete more successfully for larger research grants from external sources in order to continue their research. All full-time tenured faculty, research faculty and tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply and serve as PI and co-investigators. Tenured and research faculty will be evaluated separately from tenure-track faculty, with funds being designated separately for each group.
Budget assistance and proposal preparation is available through the Office of Research and Sponsored programs by contacting Tracy Lindsay or Kristi Lemmon. Assistance also is available from the Center for Research Design and Analysis (CRDA). In order to review the research design before the deadline, the CRDA must receive the draft of the narrative at least two weeks prior to the deadline. Also note that the page limit for the REP research plan has been extended from six pages to eight.
Program guidelines and application forms for the Research Enhancement Program are available through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.