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Research Support Funds Grant program seeks applications

Sept. 5, 2013

Applications are sought for the Research Support Funds Grant program, which is designed to enhance the research mission of IUPUI by providing seed funding for research projects and scholarly activities that are sustainable through external funding.

This grant provides a maximum of $35,000. Projects must be limited to one year in duration. Projects that can’t be completed in one year will not be funded. Priority will be given to applicants who have not received RSFG funding in the past. 

Faculty salary cannot be supported through this mechanism except for faculty on a 10-month appointment who can request up to one month of support. Travel expenses are not allowed unless necessary for completion of the proposed work. Funds will not be granted for similar projects currently supported by other internal or external funding mechanisms at the campus or university level.

Applications for a second RSFG for the same project or research will not be accepted. Previous RSFG awardees are ineligible to receive an additional RSFG award unless they have met the requirements in their RSFG award letter (i.e. submitted a final report, submitted evidence of an external submission based in part on work from the previous RSFG award). Previous awardees must describe how RSFG funding has resulted in external research funding.

Eligible applications include all full-time tenure-track faculty with an appointment of assistant professor and above. Visiting faculty and faculty in the research scientist ranks are not eligible. Faculty hired within the last five years with more than $25,000 of their startup support remaining are ineligible for RSFG support. An investigator may not serve as PI or Co-PI on more than one RSFG proposal in a given round.

This grant is provided by the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. 

The application deadline is Oct. 15. For more information, see the complete application guidelines or contact Etta Ward at emward@iupui.edu or 317-278-8427.

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