Grand Challenges Exploratory Research Grants for TC Faculty

Monday, April 25, 2016

Proposals are invited by June 15, 2016 for faculty-led exploratory initiatives and projects under the Grand Challenges research framework to advance the interdisciplinary research goals of Driving Tomorrow, the TC Campus Strategic Plan.

The aim is to elevate the University’s interdisciplinary research strengths for greater impact on the critical societal issues facing our state and the world. Exploratory research proposals will identify exciting opportunities to foster new interdisciplinary collaborations, spur creative interdisciplinary approaches, integrate research across disciplines and colleges, and strengthen productive research interactions within and beyond the University. 

Successful exploratory research grant proposals will be funded at levels up to $60,000. Supplementary funding to range from $5,000 to $50,000 has been made available in partnership with the GPS Alliance for projects that effectively foster internationalization goals. (More information is in the proposal guidelines--click on link below.)

This work will complement that of the Provost’s Grand Challenges Interdisciplinary Research Work Groups, with the goal of developing multiple, high-potential and collaborative proposals. The work groups and exploratory grants were highlighted by Provost Hanson in a mid-April message about opportunities and next steps that will help to marshal the University's breadth and depth for more powerful impact on the critical challenges of the state and society, as envisioned in the TC campus Strategic Plan. This work grows directly out of the yearlong GC Research process involving the TC campus community.

View FAQs about the Grand Challenges Exploratory Research Grants

Submit a Grand Challenges Exploratory Research Proposal (June 2016 deadline)