Faculty Opportunity Awards
The Faculty Opportunity Awards Program provides internal support for development of research with potential for continued funding by extramural funding agencies, private foundations, or industry. The program also supports projects to develop new intellectual property.
The 2013 call for proposals is limited to full-time faculty and will provide short-term, non-renewable funding for projects in two categories: Individual Investigator Award and Innovation/Technology Development Award. Approximately $400,000 is available for the 2013 funding cycle. Individual awards will be in the range of $15,000-$25,000 each. Awards are intended to fund personnel and supplies for no more than 18 months from the official July 1 start date of the award.
Individual Investigator Award
For individual investigators who are developing innovative research areas and will collaborate with well-established investigators who will serve as mentors. The intent of this award is (1) to help catalyze a funded research program for new faculty or (2) to stimulate the development of a new research field for faculty further along in their career. The investigator applying for this award must provide a Mentor Plan that addresses the development of their research program and future proposal development. The primary deliverable from this type of award is the submission of one or more grant proposals for research funding from external sources. Successful applications will clearly demonstrate that the proposal is an innovative research direction that has not been previously supported and has high potential for external funding.
Innovation/Technology Development Award
For research, either by a sole investigator or a team, that will develop new intellectual property for the investigators and the university. Investigators or teams who have an idea that has potential for the commercial market can apply for this award, which will permit them to develop the idea to a point that it is ready to enter the University’s Technology Development and Transfer (TD&T) process. The primary deliverable for this award is a "disclosure" of the new idea or product, which kicks off the TD&T process. However, if the research findings suggest that patent protection is not the best path, then a final report documenting the process would be the primary deliverable. More information about the disclosure process may be found on the Learn More about Technology Development and Transfer page, where applicants can also find a link to the Research Disclosure Form. Additional information, including the University’s Intellectual Property Policy may be found on the Information for Inventors page. Successful applications will clearly demonstrate that the proposal is for a new research disclosure that has not previously been evaluated by the university.
Deadline for Applications: 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2013
Application Upload URL: https://unlv.us.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_czKh0eVH8QeKxp3
Contact: Dene Charlet, 702-895-2398, firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to all faculty with no RSVP required
December 14, 12 noon-1:00 p.m., SU 219