RFP: Provost’s Pilot Research Grants in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Deadline: December 15, 2017
Part of the University's new Strategic Plan Together Duke, the Provost’s Pilot Research Grants (PPRGs) support innovative research in the humanities and social sciences—across and between all disciplines—with the potential to have broad and sustained impact. Pilot projects should engage at least three Duke faculty members, reflecting different fields or levels of analysis. We encourage proposals that include investigators from multiple schools, as well as proposals that incorporate students (graduate and undergraduate) in research activities.
PPRGs will support projects that have successfully completed an initial phase of inquiry/preparation, but have not generated sufficient findings/analysis to be competitive for external funding, or that are in fields for which external funding is especially difficult to obtain. Project funding ranges from $5,000 to $50,000 per project for a fiscal year. These funds are intended to advance mid-stage projects, ultimately leading to larger funding awards, both internal and external to the university.