Proposals sought for cross-college research teams
The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) at Mississippi State is again soliciting proposals from MSU faculty who desire to create interdisciplinary, cross-college research groups on campus. Proposals must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 12.
These grants will be in the amount of $2,000 each and limited to a period of 12 months (renewable one time for a total of 24 months and $4,000). The grants are intended to facilitate interdisciplinary interaction between faculty and students that have a common research theme.
The collaborative teams are expected to meet on a regular basis, share research ideas, and prepare one or more proposals within the first 12 months to a funding agency. Consideration of continued funding for year two will be contingent on the success of the research group during year one as outlined in a progress report to ORED.
In order to apply for a first time research facilitation grant, faculty should submit a request (not to exceed two pages) to ORED that outlines the proposed research topic, the names and departmental affiliations of the faculty who have agreed to participate, identification of what funding agencies would be interested in funding this topic, and whether or not there is international collaborative potential.
If the request is to renew an existing cross-college group, submit the information requested above plus a third page that addresses progress made during the first year of funding. Specifically identify proposals submitted by the research group and their current status (e.g., pending decision, awarded, declined).
Proposals should be submitted via email attachment to Associate Vice President for Research Ray Vaughn not later than Oct. 12, 2012, for consideration. Submissions will be reviewed by ORED for funding decisions.
Questions concerning this opportunity should be addressed to Vaughn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 325-3570.