The University Research Committee will accept proposals this fall for a second round of FY 2014 funding. Proposals may be submitted in either the small (up to $4,500) or mid-range (up to $7,500) categories for projects to be completed by May 31, 2014 — the end of the 2014 fiscal year (please note that a fall round of funding will not necessarily be available in future years).
All standard URC grant guidelines will apply to the fall round, including the leveraging requirement for mid-range grants and the per-investigator limit of four URC awards or $10,000 of total URC funding in a five-year period. Additionally, faculty who have already received FY 2014 funding from the URC are ineligible to apply for the fall round. Faculty who applied for funding but were declined are encouraged to revise their proposals and consider re-submission.
The deadline to apply for fall URC grants is Oct. 23, 2013 at noon. To be considered for funding, proposals must be complete, including electronic routing and approval from the investigator’s chair and dean, by the deadline. The anticipated start date for funded proposals is Dec. 16, 2013. Funds from this round must be expended by May 31, 2014.