RFA Now Open For Descretionary Funding Initiative
The Office for Research and Innovation (R&I) requests applications for the 2020-2021 Discretionary Funding Initiative (DFI). The Discretionary Funding Initiative, funded by the Michigan State University Foundation, provides bridge funds for tenure stream faculty for additional studies needed for resubmission of an unsuccessful, but nearly fundable application to the same program within an agency.
To request funding from this program, faculty should submit a proposal via the grant proposal system (https://msu.smapply.io). Applicants will be expected to provide copies of their previous external reviews, if applicable, and describe the work that will be completed in order to address the comments provided in those documents. The research associate dean of the applicant’s college (lead college if appointed in multiple colleges) will review applications, and submit a prioritized list to R&I. Requests for support approved by the research associate deans will be reviewed by R&I.
The maximum award from R&I will be $25K and will require a 100% (up to $25K) match from units or colleges). Funds will be available for 18 months, and an activity report will be required at the end of the granting period.