Internal Funding Opportunities

PNW offers various internal funding opportunities to advance faculty research and scholarship.

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Instructions for Accessing Funding Opportunities and Applying via InfoReady

  1. Click to access the Purdue/Purdue Northwest Competition Space: https://purdue.infoready4.com/#homePage
  2. From the dropdown menu in the upper left, select Purdue Northwest to view available opportunities.
  3. Select the funding opportunity of interest from the Purdue Northwest page.
  4. Read and download information related to opportunity. If you are eligible and wish to apply, click the apply button.
  5. Click Login for Purdue University Users. You will be prompted to enter your BoilerKey login credentials.
  6. Complete all required fields and uploads. Save as Draft at any time to continue editing the application prior to the deadline.  Submit Application prior to the deadline to be considered for funding.
  1. After the application deadline, the Office of Research staff screen each application for completeness, and ensure that the faculty meet minimum qualification criteria as well as follow the guidelines. 
  2. The Research Board Chair and Chair-Elect select teams of reviewers for each internal funding opportunity. Review teams are mainly comprised of the Research Board members. If needed, the Chair may request reviewers from a pool of previous grant awardees. Reviewers may not be experts in the discipline of each proposal they are reviewing. Therefore, it is critically important that each proposal is written for general audiences.
  3. Each reviewer is assigned proposals through InfoReady. All proposals are reviewed independently by each reviewer. Reviewers generally have 3-4 weeks to review all proposals and provide feedback and scores. Reviewers are provided detailed guidelines for reviewing proposals, required to provide meaningful comments, and acknowledge the peer-review confidentiality expectations.  The system (InfoReady) compiles all results.
  4. Aggregate results are reviewed for accuracy and information is presented to the Research Board Chair and Chair-Elect for final review and approval.
  5. Applicants who score the highest are selected for awards. The number of applicants is based on the availability of funding at the beginning of each year.
  6. Applicants are informed via InfoReady system if their application is selected for an award. Reviewer comments are also provided to applicants. Names of reviewers are confidential and not disclosed.

Internal Funding Opportunities

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of the PNW Exploratory Grant is to facilitate and support the exploration of new and compelling intellectual questions or ideas, create teams and collaborations, or conduct pilot studies.  The goals of the program are to stimulate and support sponsored research and scholarly projects, and to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations.

AWARD INFORMATION:

  • Faculty may apply for up to $4,000 per proposal.
  • The project period is July 1, 2021, to December 31, 2022. A project may range from January 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, with written approval from the Department Chair or Dean, submitted at the time of the proposal application.
  • Funds may be used for students, travel, consultants, supplies, and equipment. Funds may not be used for faculty salaries; however, salaries may be matched by the department/college.  Funds also may not be used to pay collaborators from other institutions through subcontracts, purchase personal electronics, or support activities unrelated to the project.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants must be tenured/tenure-track faculty at PNW.
  • Applicants may be involved in a maximum of 2 active PNW internal awards at one time. PRF Summer and International Travel Grants are excluded from this count.  A final report must be on file in the Office of Research to move an award from an active to a complete status. If you have questions about the reporting process, please contact Maja Marjanovic at podbojm@pnw.edu.
  • Proposals from applicants who did not meet internal grant commitments during the last three years will not be considered for funding.

REQUIREMENTS: Awardees, without exception, must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Participate in the Days of Discovery or a similar event at PNW.
  • Participate in grantsmanship training during 2020-21 or 2021-22.
  • Research involving human or animal subjects must have regulatory approvals before the project start date.
  • Submit a progress report to the Office of Research within nine months and a final report within 18 months of receiving the award.
  • All participants (including students) must complete RCR (CITI) training before starting the project.
  • All work must be conducted in compliance with PNW COVID guidelines.

DISSEMINATION:

Dissemination at the national or international level through presentations or publications is encouraged.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

For a detailed RFP and to submit an application, please visit InfoReady before October 18, 2020, @ 11:59 P.M. (EDT).

 

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of the PNW Catalyst Grant is to facilitate and support initial research on an independent or collaborative project that leads to submission of a proposal to an external funding agency. The program is designed for advanced exploration of new, but promising ideas or projects, including pilot studies, studies taking research to the next level beyond a pilot project, or collecting data to support the submission of a grant proposal.  The goals of the program are to stimulate and support sponsored research, as well as increase proposal submissions and success rates.

AWARD INFORMATION:

  •  Up to $7,000 per proposal for an individual submission and up to $12,000 per proposal for teams of 2 or more faculty members. Collaborators may work in the same discipline or department.
  • The project period is July 1, 2021, to December 31, 2022. A project may range from January 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, with written approval from the Department Chair or Dean, submitted at the time of the proposal application.
  • Awardees are required to submit a proposal, appropriately scaled for the discipline, to an external agency for funding.
  • Funds may be used for release, summer salary, students, travel, consultants, supplies, and equipment. Funds may not be used to pay collaborators from other institutions through subcontracts, purchase personal electronics, or support activities unrelated to the project.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants must be full-time, tenured or tenure-track, faculty members from PNW.
  • Applicants may have a maximum of 2 active PNW internal awards at one time. PRF Summer and International Travel Grants are excluded from this count.  A final report must be on file in the Office of Research to move an award from an active to a complete status. If you have questions about the reporting process, please contact Maja Marjanovic at podbojm@pnw.edu.
  • Proposals from applicants who did not meet internal grant commitments during the last three years will not be considered for funding.

REQUIREMENTS: Awardees, without exception, must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Submit a proposal, appropriately scaled for the discipline, to an external agency for funding.
  • Participate in the Days of Discovery or a similar event at PNW.
  • Participate in grantsmanship training during 2020 – 21 or 2021-22.
  • Research involving human or animal subjects must have regulatory approvals before the start of the project.
  • Submit progress report to Office of Research within 9 months and a final report within 18 months of receiving the award.
  • All participants (including students) must complete RCR (CITI) training before starting the project.
  • All work must be conducted in compliance with PNW COVID guidelines.

DISSEMINATION:

Dissemination at the national or international level through presentations or publications is encouraged.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

For a detailed RFP and to submit an application, please visit InfoReady before October 18, 2020, @ 11:59 P.M. (EDT).

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of the PNW Proposal Submission Grant is to support faculty in the development of NEW, high-quality proposals for external funding.  Up to $3,500 will be awarded to faculty to develop NEW proposals, and submit those proposals to one or more funding agencies within 18 months of the award.  Additionally, each awardee will have up to $1,000 in travel funds available for visiting program officers to discuss the opportunity they are pursuing. The goals of the program are to stimulate and support sponsored projects as well as increase proposal submissions and success rates.

AWARD:

  • Up to $4,500 maximum per proposal.
  • Awardees will receive up to $3,500 for release, salary, or other proposal development expenses. Funds may not be used to pay collaborators from other institutions through subcontracts, purchase personal electronics, or support activities unrelated to the project.
  • Remaining $1,000 will be available for travel to visit the program officer and paid on a cost-reimbursement basis.  Grant recipient must demonstrate that virtual meeting with a program officer was not possible, or that in-person meeting provided significant additional benefits to the project.
  • The project period is July 1, 2021, to December 31, 2022. A project period may range from January 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, with written approval from the Department Chair or Dean submitted at the time of the proposal application.
  • Awardees are required to submit a proposal, appropriately scaled for the discipline, to an external funding agency within 18 months of the award.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants must be tenured/tenure-track faculty at PNW.
  • Applicants may be involved in a maximum of 2 active PNW internal awards at one time. PRF Summer and International Travel Grants are excluded from this count.  A final report must be on file in the Office of Research to move an award from an active to a complete status. If you have questions about the reporting process, please contact Maja Marjanovic at podbojm@pnw.edu.
  • Proposals from applicants who did not meet internal grant commitments during the last three years will not be considered for funding.

REQUIREMENTS: Awardees, without exception, must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Submit a proposal, appropriately scaled for the discipline, to an external funding agency within 18 months of the award.
  • Participate in the Days of Discovery or a similar event at PNW.
  • Participate in grantsmanship training during 2020-21 or 2021-22.
  • Submit a progress report to the Office of Research within 9 months and a final report within 18 months of receiving the award.
  • Research involving human or animal subjects must have regulatory approval before the project start date.
  • All participants (including students) must complete RCR (CITI) training before starting the project.
  • All work must be conducted in compliance with PNW COVID guidelines.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

For a detailed RFP and to submit an application, please visit InfoReady before October 18, 2020, @ 11:59 P.M. (EDT).

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of the PNW Interdisciplinary Project Grant is to facilitate and support NEW proposal development by a team of faculty members.  The program is designed as seed funding to spark new interdisciplinary ideas, help foster new collaborative research and mentorship, and improve the research competitiveness of PNW.   The goals of the program are to stimulate and support sponsored research, increase proposal submissions and success rate, and encourage interdisciplinary collaborations.

AWARD INFORMATION:

  • Up to $20,000 per proposal.
  • Awardees are required to submit a proposal, with a minimum budget of $500,000, including F&A, to an external agency for funding.
  • The Project period is July 1, 2021, to December 31, 2022. A project period may range from January 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, with written approval from the Department Chair or Dean, submitted at the time of the proposal application.
  • Funds may be used for release, summer salary, students, travel, consultants, supplies, and equipment. Funds may not be used to pay collaborators from other institutions through subcontracts, purchase personal electronics, or support activities unrelated to the project.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants must be full-time, tenured or tenure-track, faculty members from PNW.
  • A minimum of two faculty members from at least two departments, colleges, centers, or disciplines must collaborate as co-Principal Investigators. One faculty must serve as the lead co-investigator.
  • In addition to the internal collaborators, you may involve collaborators from Purdue University West Lafayette, Purdue Fort Wayne, or other Universities; however, they are not eligible for salary or funding.
  • Applicants may be involved in a maximum of 2 active PNW internal awards at one time. PRF Summer and International Travel Grants are excluded from this count.  A final report must be on file in the Office of Research to move an award from an active to a complete status. If you have questions about the reporting process, please contact Maja Marjanovic at podbojm@pnw.edu.
  • Proposals from applicants who did not meet internal grant commitments during the last three years will not be considered for funding.

REQUIREMENTS: Awardees, without exception, must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Submit a proposal to an external agency for funding, with a minimum budget of $500,000, including F&A.
  • Participate in the Days of Discovery or a similar event at PNW.
  • Participate in grantsmanship training during 2020-21 or 2021-22.
  • Research involving human or animal subjects must have regulatory approvals before the project start date.
  • All participants (including students) must complete RCR (CITI) training before starting the project.
  • Submit a progress report to the Office of Research within 9 months and a final report within 18 months of receiving the award.
  • All work must be conducted in compliance with PNW COVID guidelines.

DISSEMINATION: Dissemination at the national or international level through presentations or publications is encouraged.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

For a detailed RFP and to submit an application, please visit InfoReady before October 18, 2020, @ 11:59 P.M. (EDT).

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, PRF International Travel Grants are not available until further notice.

Please check back in January of 2021 for the Summer PRF Grant Request for Proposal.

INTERNAL AWARDS REPORTING

NEW! PIs and Co-PIs may be involved in a maximum of 2 active PNW internal awards at one time. PRF Summer and International Travel Grants are excluded from this count. To move an internal award from active to completed status, a final report must be submitted. Please submit your report directly through your application via the InfoReady Portal.  If you have any questions, please contact Maja Marjanovic.