One of the recommendations from the GSE Task Force Report, Excellence in Research and Innovation: A Road Map to Increased External Funding, Impact, and Distinction, is providing seed grants for GSE faculty to conduct foundational research in order to get ready for submitting large external research grants. The MEGAS program is aimed toward providing financial and related resource support to GSE faculty members writing for external grants. MEGAS supports interdisciplinary research projects that have the best potential to ultimately result in large (i.e., > $100,000), external research grants.
A total budget of $30,000 annually is available to support no more than $10,000/project for one year.
All full-time faculty in GSE (tenured, tenure-track, and clinical) may apply. Faculty outside GSE and UB may be collaborators or co-PIs. Each project must involve an interdisciplinary team consisting of faculty from more than one department and including at least one tenured faculty member at the associate or full-professor rank. A mix of junior and senior faculty is desirable but not required.
All proposals must be in PDF format with single space, 12 point font and 1-inch margins. Applications must be submitted via email as a single PDF by 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2018 or October 1, 2018 to the Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research at email@example.com. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
The phrase “Seed Grant Award” MUST be in the email subject line to be considered. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.