The SVPR and the Dean(s) will provide incentive support to interdisciplinary faculty groups pursuing large Federal funding opportunities. Grants of up to $75,000 from the SVPR (2/3) and relevant Dean(s) (1/3) may be requested to facilitate the preparation of highly competitive proposals. TIER 2 applications must include a budget detailing what will be supported by the TIER 2 award.

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

  • Proposal development consulting firm (proposal coordinator, technical editor, graphic designer, production manager, site visit preparation)
  • External red team reviews
  • Freelance grant-writer
  • Technical writer
  • Graphics support
  • Travel for participating organizations’ researchers
  • Collaborator travel to site visit

Rolling deadline

The TIER 2 application has been updated, please download the new form below

TIER 2: Application Form