The OVPR would like to remind faculty that the deadline to apply for the special fall round of University Research Committee grants is one week away! Fall URC grant applications are due on Oct. 22, 2014 at noon.
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 the end of FY 2015 fiscal year (May 31, 2015). Fall URC funding is offered at the discretion of the URC committee and may or may not be offered in subsequent 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 2015 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.
To be considered for funding, proposals must be complete by the deadline, including electronic routing and approval from the investigator’s chair and dean. The anticipated start date for funded proposals is Dec. 15, 2014. Funds from this round must be expended by May 31, 2015.