June 29, 2020

University seeking proposals for Protect Purdue Innovations Faculty Grants

The offices of the Provost, Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships, and Treasurer are seeking innovative research proposals for short-term, focused research projects on COVID-19-related research with direct impact on a university community.

The Protect Purdue Innovations Faculty Grants are intended to address important scientific questions related to the novel coronavirus with a specific emphasis on knowledge gaps in Purdue’s response.

Proposals are due to each investigator’s associate dean for research by Aug. 14. Priority will be given to projects that have a high potential to be completed in 90 days or less and have clear relevance to Purdue’s COVID-19 response.

Eligibility is limited to West Lafayette faculty, including tenured, tenure-track, clinical, professors of practice, and research faculty. All disciplines are encouraged to apply. Student involvement in projects is encouraged.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel diagnostic and testing technologies or strategies.
  • Behavioral change.
  • Public health.
  • Mental health.
  • Surveillance monitoring.
  • Informatics.
  • Indoor and outdoor environmental analysis.

An Internal Selection Committee, which will be appointed jointly by the provost and the EVPRP, will review and select the most meritorious proposals for funding. Funded proposals will be announced Sept. 11, and funding will begin Sept. 18.

Read the entire Request for Proposal via Research Development’s COVID funding opportunities page.

Writer: Angela Roberts, akroberts@purdue.edu
Source: Carrie Berger, carrieb@purdue.edu

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