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Two new intramural awards programs announced - proposals due March 24, 2021, at 4:45 p.m.

January 26, 2021 @ 6:16 a.m.

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The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED) announces the 2021 call for proposals for two new pilot intramural awards programs. The programs are the Creative Work and Social Impact Scholarship Funding Program (CWSIS) and the Research Support Program (RSP).


  • The CWSISFosters innovation and discovery and builds faculty reputation and competitiveness. Examples of prestigious recognition for CWSIS include: the McArthur Genius Award, the Gates Foundation Award, appointment to the National Council on the Humanities or the National Council on the Arts, and an NSF Senior Advisor for Public Access. Disciplines associated with CWSIS include design and the arts, humanities, and applicable areas within business, education, social sciences, and health and well-being. Funding for awards up to $20,000 is provided by the OVPRED with a minimum 1:1 match.
  • The RSPIntended to be an annual cycle funding program to foster the development and growth of innovative and transformational research activities. The RSP builds on faculty expertise, stimulates interdisciplinary collaborations, and strengthens seed research activities. Funding for awards up to $25,000 is provided by the OVPRED with a minimum 1:1 match.


Proposals undergo a thorough internal and external evaluation. Funding for awards is for a two-year period. 


Click here for more information about the programs


Workshops at which the pilot programs will be discussed are being planned for early February (Dates TBA).


Please contact Dr. Robert Holm (; x4-5877) for assistance or information.


Proposals Due: March 24, 2021 4:45 pm

Categories: OVPRED

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