Proposals sought for Global Policy Research Institute incentive awards

July 11, 2011

Purdue's Global Policy Research Institute is accepting incentive award proposals for research projects, international workshops and international conferences relevant to GPRI’s mission and theme areas.
The incentive award grants are intended to support proposal development activities that will lead to the submission in 2012-13 of successful grants from federal or other sources of support. Proposals that will lead to international collaborations with international co-principal investigators or private/public sector entities are strongly encouraged.

This is the third solicitation issued by the Global Policy Research Institute since its inception in 2010.  The first round of awards addressed global challenges covering topics such as disaster recovery, diabetes management, cancer prevention and sustainability. The second solicitation awarded grants to four teams aspiring to improve food sources around the world.
In this round, $150,000 will be provided for up to three research awards at nominally $40,000 each and up to three international workshop and/or conference awards of up to $10,000 each. The proposals should catalyze the teaming of social with natural scientists, engineers or technologists to address important problems that can inform pressing public policy issues that are global in scope yet the response could be multicountry, national or regional. The multidisciplinary teams should address salient interconnections (technical, economic and human) as well as tools needed to facilitate research collaboration between social and natural scientists, engineers or technologists (database, computational, physical, mathematical, statistical). 

“This solicitation will also emphasize the development of key research questions and tools -- database, computation, mathematical, etc. -- that will build stronger bridges between the natural and social sciences in addressing important global issues,” says Arden Bement, director of the Global Policy Research Institute.

Letters of intent must be submitted by 5 p.m. Sept. 2. Deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. Nov. 15.

More information is available in a PDF file. Questions about proposal submission should be directed to Angela Phillips Diaz, managing director, at