Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Grant Program
SIRG 2013-2014 Academic Year
The Cal Poly Pomona Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Grant (SIRG) Program is designed to promote interdisciplinary initiatives involving at least two departments and usually more than one college. Awards will range from $10,000 to $25,000 and will provide assigned time for two to four PI’s/Co-PI’s per funded project. Requests for overload support will not be considered, but requests for up to $5000 for supplies or travel to help collect essential pilot data will be considered. We expect 4 to 7 proposals to be awarded for the 2013-2014 academic year. Summer Stipends will not be allowed for this round of the program.
Priority consideration will be given to proposals that are viewed as likely to result in major interdisciplinary contracts or grants that are consistent with our mission. Partial funding of some proposals may be possible. If there are not a sufficient number of high quality proposals in the first round to justify the strategic allocation of all the available funds, some of the funds may be retained for future years.
Research areas: All important research areas will be considered. However, special consideration will be given to proposals that fit into one or more of the following strategic priorities which are being considered for development by the Capital Campaign: Water, STEM, Cybersecurity.
The funding in this second round (SIRG II), with a May 13, 2013 application deadline, will be for the 2013-2014 Academic year.
Awards will be made by the Provost in consultation with representatives from the University Research Council, the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, the Provost’s staff, and the Deans Council.
All Cal Poly Pomona members of Unit 3 - Faculty, Librarians, Coaches, and Counselors, are eligible to be team members for funding from this program. However, the PI (team leader) must be a tenured or tenure-track faculty member.
Activities will include the writing of an interdisciplinary contract or grant proposal for an external agency. Each PI/Co-PI can request $5000 to provide 4 WTUs assigned time during the 2013/2014 academic year.
Procedure for proposals: One original signed (hard copy) of each proposal must be submitted to the Office of Associate Vice President for Research, Bldg. 1, Room 225, by 5:00 PM on May 13, 2013 . Award announcements are expected in June.
Formatting Limitations: The entire application must be single-spaced in 12-pt Arial font with 1” margins.
Applications will not be reviewed if they are incomplete, do not comply with the formatting instructions, exceed the page limitations, or if they are received after the 5 PM deadline. Applicants are encouraged to deliver their applications in person to ensure they are received by the deadline.
The application must include:
A Curriculum Vitae (maximum of two pages) for the PI and for each Co-PI, demonstrating that the team as a whole has the qualifications necessary to compete for the external funding. The two page limit does not include the required list of peer-reviewed publications and list of relevant current and previous contracts and grants. The Curriculum Vitae will be used to help evaluate the potential of the PI/Co-PI team to compete successfully for grants and/or contracts from external funding sources.
and the academic strategic plan:
of Cal Poly Pomona
Special consideration will be given to proposals that align with one of the following
strategic priorities: Water, STEM, Cybersecurity;
Required reports from funded projects:
For successful proposals, a progress report will be due on December 13, 2013. The final report, in the format of a full length proposal that was submitted, or is planned to be submitted to a particular funding agency, will be due on June 9, 2014.