OVPR offers a number of internal funding opportunities described on this page. Detailed guidelines are available via the links for each opportunity listed below. For questions on the internal funding opportunities listed here, please contact Margaret Manning at firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 863-5145.
2016-2017 Application Deadline
|Research Seed Awards||October 13, 2016||December 22, 2016|
|Salomon Faculty Research Awards||November 29, 2016||February 1, 2017|
|Grant Resubmission Award||Rolling||within 30 days|
|Teaching Relief Funds||Rolling||within 60 days|
|Humanities Research Funds||November 15, 2016||December 15, 2016|
|Biomedical Innovation Fund||October 17, 2016 (Pre-proposal)||April 3, 2017|
Research Seed Funding awards are competitively awarded and help faculty more successfully advance competitive research proposals by supporting the generation of preliminary data, pursuing new directions or collaborations in research, and other endeavors. Investigators may propose projects in one of two categories. Category 1 - projects of any type with budgets up to $50,000 for one year; Category 2 - projects supporting a new collaboration between two or more disciplines with budgets up to $100,000 for one year.
The Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Awards are competitively awarded and support excellence in scholarly work by providing funding for selected faculty research projects deemed to be of exceptional merit. Investigators may propose projects with budgets up to $15,000.
Grant Resubmission Awards provide support for investigators to improve an already highly-rated proposal for re-submission. The awards will be for up to $15,000. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
Teaching Relief Funds The Office of Vice President for Research (OVPR), in consultation with relevant chairs or center directors, awards teaching relief funds for the preparation of substantial grant proposals that involve millions of dollars and require the collaboration of large teams. PI’s interested in pursuing teaching relief must submit a proposal to their chair and then OVPR. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
Humanities Research Funds help support faculty research in departments and fields in the arts, humanities and social sciences with limited external funding opportunities. Faculty apply directly to their chairs for support; full-time faculty may request up to $1,800.
The Biomedical Innovation Fund is a new proof-of-concept program to accelerate and support commercialization of biomedical research. Awards under this partnership between Brown’s Technology Ventures Office and the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University will be up to $100,000 for one year.
Cost-Sharing Funds are available to help meet sponsor requirements and to increase competitiveness on certain external funding opportunities. For questions regarding OVPR cost-sharing, or to request cost sharing funds, please email Becky Sattel at email@example.com , Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please include the opportunity requirements, details of your request, including the total cost sharing required, and your plan for meeting that requirement. Requests should be made well in advance of the proposal submission due date.
University cost sharing policy (revised 1-5-2012)
Other Internal Funding Opportunities at Brown
The following is a partial list of additional internal funding sources administered by other offices in support of research at Brown:
Open: Center for Aids Research (CFAR) Developmental Grants Program Due: 10/3/16
Open: *New* Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Awards 2016 Due: 10/5/16
Open: *New* Social Science Research Institute Due: Rolling
Center for Contemporary South Asia (formerly, India Initiative)