The Fund for Discovery-driven Research—seeded by the President’s Fund for Emerging Priorities—will leverage expertise broadly across campus as well as engage external partners in faculty-led work. The fund is designed to foster research collaborations, advancing high-risk, high-payoff work that promises to be transformational and disruptive, but for which funding is limited.
PURPOSE AND FOCUS:
Fund a few groundbreaking and transformative collaborative projects annually.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
UW faculty in fields of discovery-driven research.
APPLICATION AND REVIEW:
Concept papers will be reviewed by the Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the Office of Research; emphasis will be placed on collaborative discovery research projects, with funding decisions recommended to the President based on input from a panel of UW faculty who are members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, or the Institute of Medicine; grantees will deliver annual progress reports.
TYPE OF SUPPORT:
Projects funded at $250,000/year for up to 2 years.
To learn more about the program, view the University of Washington Full Description.