2018 Provost Research Grant Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to extend the invitation for Provost’s Research Grant proposals to Monday, April 16. These grants support scholarly inquiry in every field represented at Brandeis University. New ideas for scholarly inquiry are emerging in centers and departments across the Brandeis campus, and we want to provide the initial support that contributes to their development.

Recent awards include:

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018, and should be emailed as a single pdf document to provgrants@brandeis.edu. Use this format (Word Document).

Who May Apply

Any member of the Brandeis faculty or research staff whose appointment extends through June 2019 and who has an idea that needs support to grow. Staff scientists and postdoctoral fellows and associates may apply with the endorsement of their adviser or supervisor (see application form, below).

Purpose and Evaluation Criteria

Proposals should be for early stage activities or to bring projects that are well underway to the next level. We encourage collaborative proposals that involve multiple departments or schools, and proposals with convincing plans to develop and sustain a long-term activity.

Proposals should describe the proposed activity and its significance and impact, resources needed to complete the work, timeframe, and plans for sustaining the activity. Explain in your proposal why you’re excited to do this work and what measurable outcomes will result.

Funding

What can awards pay for?

Your Responsibilities

Upon completion of the project, recipients will submit a report summarizing their accomplishments and indicating their plans to continue the activity (including plans to secure additional funding, if appropriate). In addition, the report will summarize project expenditures.  

There will be a research colloquium each fall that features presentations from award recipients of the previous year.

Instructions

To apply please write a brief proposal, following the outline below and limiting answers in each section to the length indicated. Please also attach a recent vita.

Completed proposals should be emailed to: provgrants@brandeis.edu

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018, and should be emailed as a single pdf document to provgrants@brandeis.edu. Please use this format (Word Document).

Research Award Evaluation Committee