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Elevating the Visibility of Research: Seed Funding for High-Impact Review Papers (2023)

High profile journal review papers represent an opportunity to raise the visibility of your discipline and the reputation of Purdue. It can impact a generation of students and influence future research opportunities. The Office of Research wants to support your submission of review articles to high-quality and high-impact journals that make an impact in your field.

Seed Funding:

Funding support for review papers of up to $10,000 is possible ($5,000 from your college and $5,000 from the Office of Research). If awarded, funds will be put in a discretionary account to support your efforts.

To apply for this seed funding opportunity, please follow the directions below. In no more than two pages, describe the concept and include:

  • preliminary title
  • target journal (1st,2nd, and 3rd choice) and the impact factor
  • expected authors and affiliations. Submissions that include more than one discipline are encouraged.
  • goal(s) or objective(s)
  • a brief “gap analysis” demonstrating how the paper differs from other recent reviews/publications in the field or how your review would define a new area in the field.
  • proposed outcome of the work – what contribution does this journal article make to your field?
  • expected date for submission and rationale for the date. Target submission date must be no later than the end of calendar year 2024.

Please also attach a two-page CV that includes previously published papers.

As you develop your review paper, please reach out to Purdue Libraries for help with:

  • identifying relevant databases
  • constructing search strategies
  • reference management tools
  • more in-depth collaboration

Please acknowledge the role of the library in your submission.

It is expected that review papers will be published in an Open Access journal whenever appropriate and that individuals will take advantage of Purdue Libraries’ services to defray the cost of open access (Open Access at Purdue | Purdue Libraries).

A description of how the funds will be used to enhance your success is required in your submission for seed funding.

Each application for seed funding will be reviewed by a panel of experts in your college. Submit your review article concept to your college contact (see below) by September 15, 2023:

College of Agriculture: Bill Bogan (
College of Education: Wayne Wright (
College of Engineering: Wayne Chen (
College of Health & Human Sciences: Cammie McBride (
Honors College: Kristina Bross (
College of Liberal Arts: Mike Hicks (
College of Pharmacy: Val Watts (
College of Polytechnic: Kathy Newton (
College of Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies: Jacenda Gilman (
College of Science: Nicki Morris (
cc Garth Simpson (
College of Veterinary Medicine: Harm Hogenesch (

If your college is not listed above, it is not taking applications at this time.

Decisions will be made and communicated by November 1, 2023.

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