Faculty Pilot Grant Request for Proposals (RFP)
Proposal Submission Due Date: The deadline has been extended to February 2, 2021
Purpose and Research Objectives: The Department of Psychology invites proposals for research studies to provide essential pilot data to support the submission of new externally funded federal grants (e.g., NIH, NSF, DoD, DARPA, DOJ).
Application Criteria and Eligibility Requirements: Pilot grant proposals will be considered from Psychology Department faculty of any rank. Post-Doctoral Fellows or graduate students are not eligible for this grant mechanism. Individual proposals will be limited to $10,000 for the costs needed to collect key pilot data to support the submission of a competitive externally funded federal grant application within 18 months of the start of pilot grant award. Pilot grant funds cannot be used for faculty salary or teaching buyouts. Submitting multiple applications as PI or Co-PI during the same grant submission cycle is strongly discouraged, but serving as a Co-Investigator on one or more additional proposals may be allowed, provided the aims and goals of the applications are substantially different. Recipients must agree to utilize the grant application feedback process provided by the Psychology Research Committee prior to submitting the associated external federal grant and that at least 75% of the indirect costs for the federal grant submission will be retained within the Psychology Department. Pilot grants that support programs of research that help to advance collaborations among Psychology Department faculty are especially encouraged.