Unsolicited Requests

ISCE Bridge Support Available for COVID-19 Proposals

During these unprecedented and challenging times, there is need for research to understand individual and community responses to COVID-19.  One avenue for doing so is the NSF RAPID Response mechanism, which has received additional federal funding to support non-medical, non-care studies. Other agencies and foundations may also offer similar opportunities now or in the future.

Faculty who have received the “green light” from an NSF Directorate for a full RAPID proposal related to a non-medical aspect of COVID-19, or from some other funding agency, may be eligible for limited bridge funding of up to $5,000. Funds may be used for data collection prior to receiving notification of the award.

To apply for bridge funding, please use the ISCE Unsolicited Request Form and include a copy of the correspondence from NSF or other funding agency from which you are seeking funds. Contact Karen Roberto with any questions or to submit your request.

In addition, ISCE staff is available remotely to assist you with proposal reviews and submissions.


Unsolicited Requests

ISCE accepts unsolicited proposals from full-time T&R and Research faculty anytime during the calendar year. Typically such requests range from $2,500 to $7,500 and are for projects that require a rapid response to an event, small feasibility studies, and interdisciplinary team building that will lead to the submission of proposals for external grant awards. Planned projects as part of an ongoing research agenda should be submitted to RFPs issued by the Institute.  Faculty are encouraged to discuss their ideas with ISCE Director, Karen A Roberto prior to submission.

To apply for funds, please complete this form and submit to Karen A. Roberto. Decisions on funding are usually made within a week of the request.