Grand Challenges Exploratory Research Grants

Proposals are invited by June 15, 2016 for faculty-led exploratory research initiatives under the Grand Challenges framework to advance the interdisciplinary research goals of 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 a key component of the TC campus Strategic Plan. 

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