The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2013 CLAS Research Innovation Seed Programs (CRISPs). CRISP funds are designated specifically to promote innovative research activities and encourage the submission of applications for externally funded research. CRISP funds are intended to provide seed money to fund studies to be used in grant proposals and to facilitate research that could not be successfully completed with currently available resources.
Acknowledging the diversity that is an essential feature of CLAS, CRISP has two tracks, one of which is aimed at faculty in areas which, although sometimes funded by prestigious and important grants, are not generally funded by large dollar awards (Track A) and the other of which is targeted at faculty with research projects with greater potential for obtaining large external grants (Track B).
Important and innovative research often requires initial funding to get a project off the ground. Projects submitted under Track A are those that require resources to successfully conduct the research and can be expected to make significant progress toward completion within the one-year grant period. There is no requirement for grant submission for applicants in Track A, but the research team is nevertheless expected to work with the Office of Research Development and Education (ORDE) to explore grant funding options. If no suitable funding opportunities are identified, no grant submission is required.
For projects submitted under Track B, successful applicants must submit a grant proposal with an expected request of $100,000 (total) over at least 2 years. The intent of these tracks are to support the research work performed by faculty in all units within CLAS and to provide seed money for research projects that require startup resources. The college expects to make up to 4 awards in each Track: