Seed, Bridge and Multidisciplinary Fund
Academic Unit: Inquire with Unit
Memorial Deadline: Monday 2nd, December 2019
Competition deadlines: May 1st and November 30th, 5 p.m.*
The Seed, Bridge and Multidisciplinary Fund will seed new, “early days” innovative research projects, provide valuable bridge funding for researchers between grants, and encourage the development of multidisciplinary research activities which align with the priority research themes of the Research Strategy Framework, including oceans-related research. Normally, the fund will stimulate research intensity through (graduate) student engagement, thereby enhancing the student research learning and training experience.
Applications are encouraged from researchers with academic tenure, probationary appointments, and persons on sabbatical leave. Post-doctoral fellows and persons on term contracts, other than those on a per course basis, are encouraged as long as the award is taken up at the time the appointment is held. In addition, faculty with Honorary Research Professor and Professor Emeritus status are eligible to apply as co-applicants. Note: Adjunct Professors are not eligible to apply.
Funds will be awarded through a competitive application process with the expectation that the funds will be used to stimulate research intensity, ideally through student engagement.
Awards will be a maximum of $10,000. Funds will be made available for up to a two year period with no extensions permitted. Funds will not provide support for faculty members’ thesis work, university curriculum development, preparation of textbooks, release time stipends, course release, or course buy-outs.
*Please note that if the deadline date falls on a weekend, applications will be due on the first work day following the deadline.