ORED Announces New Internal Funding Program
March 02, 2021
Chris Nomura, vice president for research and economic development, is launching a new internal funding opportunity — Operation: Resubmission Success — to support U of I faculty members looking to resubmit competitive federal grant proposals that received favorable reviews but were not funded. For this internal funding opportunity, funds may be requested to address specific actionable issues raised during the review of a grant proposal by a federal sponsor to enhance the competitiveness of a resubmission. Examples of support may include the means to acquire specific preliminary data, travel to a laboratory to use their instrumentation, etc. Faculty salary support is not allowed.
For the remainder of FY21, this program will run on a rolling deadline basis, with each application being reviewed by members of ORED as it is received. Competitive applications are those that received overall favorable reviews — i.e., no fatal flaws identified — but were lacking in a particular aspect of the proposal. ORED has earmarked a total of $200,000 to fund these activities and will disburse them according to priorities defined below. Once funds have been expended, this program will close for the remainder of the fiscal year.
Applications will be submitted through the InfoReady Review system and must include submission of the following components that will be evaluated during the review process:
- reviews from the sponsor,
- documentation of your correspondence with the program officer about the resubmission,
- your response to the reviews, including how you plan to address the weakness(es),
- budget and budget justification for the requested funding to address the weakness(es),
- relevant biographical sketch of the PI and
- timeline for resubmission.
Preference will be given to proposals requesting Ph.D. student and/or postdoctoral scholar support and those charging the full F&A rate. The anticipated return on ORED investment will also be considered, with a higher return on investment (ROI) being preferred.
It is expected that awardees will work with the Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team to develop the resubmission proposal. The RFD team can assist with strategizing for proposal resubmission for proposals that are not eligible to receive support from this funding program — see Level 3 online. Email Carly Cummings, director of Research and Faculty Development, at email@example.com with questions.
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