Office of Research Collaborative Research Advancement Program: Pilot Grants
Consistent with Office of Research goals to spur interdisciplinary research and establish new partnerships within and beyond the institution, this program is designed to seed collaborative research endeavors to help develop research to the point where external funding can be obtained. The expected outcomes for this program: 1) Support interdisciplinary teams for achievement of greater success and prominence; 2) Advance high-potential, team research and creative activities in emergent areas; and 3) Increase teams’ competitiveness and capacity for major extramural awards and funding.
This program follows a two-stage application/evaluation process. The first stage involves submission of a 2-page letter of interest (LOI). Up to twenty finalists will then be invited to submit a full proposal and present at a pitch event that will be held between the hours of 9am-5pm the week of January 29, 2024 (anticipated).
Track 1: General Pilot Project (up to eight awards)
Track 2: Space Research Pilot Project (up to two awards)
Track 3: International Collaborative Research Pilot Project (up to two awards)
FOA Release: Wednesday, August 23, 2023
LOI Due: Wednesday, November 8, 2023 by 5:00 pm EST
Finalist Notification: December 8, 2023 (anticipated)
Final Proposal Deadline: January 17, 2024 by 5:00 pm EST (finalists only)
Finalist Presentations: Week of January 29, 2024 (anticipated)
Grantees Announced: Week of March 4, 2024 (anticipated)
Grant Project Period: May 2024 – May 2026