Research Tracks

A publication of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University

April 7, 2016
by Baylor OVPR
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OVPR announces application deadlines for FY 2018 internal grants

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research has announced the application deadlines for fiscal year 2018 internal research grants. FY 2018 funding is available for projects which take place between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018.

The deadlines are:

Please note that to be accepted for consideration, proposals must be complete (including electronic routing and approval from the investigator’s chair and dean) no later than noon on the applicable deadline.

Contact Blake Thomas in the OVPR with questions about the grant programs.  To begin the application process, contact your academic unit’s assigned OSP coordinator.

December 7, 2015
by Baylor OVPR
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CFRIP proposal deadline extended

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research has extended the deadline to apply for funding through the Collaborative Research Investment Program (CFRIP).  Applications to the program are now due by Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.

The CFRIP program supports research involving Baylor University faculty in collaboration with colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine or Baylor Scott & White Health. The goal of the program is to provide seed funding that will enable research teams to develop preliminary results that lead to future external funding opportunities.

More information on the CFRIP program is available on the OVPR website. Contact Blake Thomas in the OVPR with any questions.

October 14, 2015
by Baylor OVPR
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Reminder: Submit final reports for internal grants

“My computer crashed!” “I got busy!” “I just forgot!”

My dog ate my homework

We’ve heard every excuse in the book.

Whatever the reason, we understand that sometimes life gets in the way and you forget to do something important. That’s why the OVPR is issuing a friendly reminder to all investigators who received internal grant funds for FY 2015 to please submit the required final reports.

Information provided in final reports helps the OVPR to measure the effectiveness of our internal grant programs, so it is essential that each investigator complete the report form at the conclusion of their project. Failure to submit a report may also render a faculty member ineligible for future funding from the OVPR until the report is complete.

If you have not submitted a final report for any FY 2015 internal grant, click here to download the final report form. Fill out the form and submit it via email to Blake_Thomas@Baylor.edu.  Not sure if you are missing reports?  Email Blake and he’ll let you know what reports are still outstanding.

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July 31, 2015
by Baylor OVPR
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OVPR announces application deadlines for fall URC, AHFRP grants

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research has announced the application deadlines for the next round of internal research grants.  The dates are listed below; click the program name for more information from the OVPR website.

FY 2016 Fall Cycle (for research to take place between Jan. 1 and May 31, 2016)

Due Sept. 30, 2015

FY 2016 Spring Cycle (for research to take place between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2017)

Due Oct. 7, 2015
Due Jan. 6, 2016
Due Feb. 17, 2016

Contact your department’s assigned OSP coordinator to begin the application process.

April 9, 2015
by Baylor OVPR
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Reminder: End of fiscal year deadlines for internal grants

FY 2015 ends on May 31, 2015.

As the end of the 2015 fiscal year draws closer, the OVPR would like to remind faculty members who are funded through internal grant programs that these grants are subject to the university’s end-of-year deadlines for expenditures.

Depending on the type of purchase and mechanism of payment (voucher, requisition, departmental purchasing card, etc.), different cut-off times apply to ensure the transactions are recorded in the correct fiscal year.

Investigators are responsible for adhering to the end-of-year deadlines and no exceptions or extensions can be made, so faculty are encouraged to process grant-related transactions as early as possible to avoid any problems that may result from last-minute purchasing.

Click here to view a full list of FY 2015 end-of-year deadlines on the university’s TRAX Help website.  Contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at 254-710-3817 with any questions.

September 10, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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Internal funding reminder: Collaborative Faculty Research Investment Program

One of the newest grant programs offered by the OVPR gives Baylor faculty a chance to collaborate with colleagues at other area institutions on biomedical research aimed at developing treatments for conditions that impact people around the world.

The Collaborative Faculty Research Investment Program (CFRIP) is funded by the OVPR and counterpart offices at the Baylor College of Medicine, Baylor Health Care System and Baylor Scott & White Health.  The program awards research grants to teams of faculty from two or more participating institutions with the goal of leveraging complementary research capabilities to help the partnerships compete for external research funding.

Prospective investigators may request up to $25,000 in funding from each participating institution.  Proposals are due at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 for projects to be performed during the 2016 fiscal year (specific project dates may vary based on the fiscal years of the participating institutions).

If you are interested in applying, contact the Scott & White Healthcare Office of Academic Research Development (OARD) to request an application.

Click here for more information about the CFRIP program or contact Blake Thomas at 254-710-3153 with questions.