The SVPR and the Dean(s) will provide incentive support to faculty groups pursuing large, multidisciplinary Federal funding opportunities. Grants of up to $75,000 may be requested to facilitate the preparation of highly competitive proposals and/or post-award annual operating support up to 10% of the IDC, or post-award cost sharing support. TIER 2 applications must include a budget detailing what will be supported by the award.

Activities that have been supported by previous TIER 2 awards have included:

  • Postdoctoral research associate to develop scientific content (conduct preliminary studies with collaborators)
  • Proposal development consulting firm (proposal coordinator, technical editor, graphic designer, production manager, site visit preparation)
  • Red team reviews
  • Freelance grant-writer
  • Technical writer
  • Graphics support
  • Travel for participating organizations’ researchers
  • Collaborator travel to site visit
  • Post-award equipment acquisition

Rolling deadline

TIER 2: Application Form