Each application should have a lead PI from CU Boulder. Co-PIs and collaborators are allowed and can be paid as long as the co-PI(s) are CU faculty and not at other institutions. Unpaid collaborators from other institutions are permitted. Note that 2017 grantees cannot be co-PIs for the 2018 competition. The purpose of the seed program is to invest in the future of research and creative work at CU Boulder.
Budgets can be no more than $50,000 total and faculty salary support requests are discouraged. As a point of guidance, RIO has not seen more than approximately two weeks of PI salary accepted by past review panels.
Third party contractor support is permitted if the contractor directly supports the research and is an integral part of the project.
All files must be less than 50 MB.
Documents should be in Arial 11 pt type with at least 0.5" margins and no more than 13 pages total in length, including all components of the application. Each section of the proposal must be clearly marked to be considered compliant and eligible for review.
The budget template and budget justification count as two separate pages towards the 13 page count. The proposal/project plan can be no longer than three pages in length, including charts/figures. Up to two additional pages for literature citations may be added at the end of the project plan, for an absolute total of five pages for the proposal/project plan. See the application requirements section for more specific page count requirements.
2017 submission deadline is February 12, 2017 at 11:59 PM MST.