The primary audience of applicants is professors beginning their tenure-earning position between July 1, 2019 and February 1, 2020. The secondary audience is tenured professors who seek to “restart their research programs.” Any tenure-earning professors who started at UTC after January 1, 2019, and did not apply to the CEACSE Faculty Initiation grant in FY2019 are eligible to apply in FY2020.
The maximum individual award amount is $15,000, with no matching. An additional $10,000 may be proposed with a required real-dollar match of $5,000, which can be from startup funding or from the faculty member’s department chair and/or their unit’s Dean with a letter of commitment to accompany the proposal submission. The maximum award is $25,000 plus $5,000 of matching.
These funds will be awarded on a competitive basis via a review of the funding criteria below and the strategic merit of each proposal. The primary goal of this program is to enable development of new capabilities and extramural projects in the area of Computational Sciences. Thus, any proposal that does not require significant computational modeling or simulation will be returned without review.
The proposal submission deadline is, June 28, 2019 at 5pm Eastern Time. All submissions will be electronic. Application materials are below.