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Limited Campus Competitions

Throughout the year, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) administrates several limited campus competitions. These competitions are required because several private foundations and national governmental agencies only allow a limited number of nominees from invited institutions, like CU.  The review process is conducted by an elite group of faculty who were invited by the Vice Chancellor for Research to serve on the OVCR Review Board. Based on their evaluations, nominees are selected to compete for these limited awards.

Science and Technology Centers (STCs): Integrative Partnerships 

Internal Deadline: Tuesday July 31th, 2014, 5:00PM

The University of Colorado would like to setup an internal competition in anticipation of an NSF announcement. Expected, only 3 applications per campus allowed. Interested parties are invited to submit their materials on-line to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Award Information:

  • Anticipated Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement - initial commitment of five years; the possibility of five-year renewal.
  • Estimated Number of Awards: up to 6 centers
  • Anticipated Funding Amount: $30,000,000 for first year support of newly funded centers. Funds are approximate and based on FY 2013 funding.

Synopsis of Program:

Best Digital Data Management Plans and Practices

Internal Deadline: Tuesday August 15th, 2014, 5:00PM

This competition is open to ALL faculty, post doctoral researchers and graduate students whose research or creative works generate digital data. We would like to stress that submissions related to creative works are especially welcome.

Award info:  Internal Competition for a $2000 Award in Five Different Categories

Synopsis of Program:

National Endowment for the Humanities - 2014 Summer Stipends

Internal Deadline: Friday August 22nd, 2014, 5:00PM

NEH Deadline: Applications due 30 Sept. 2014 for projects beginning May 2015. There is a campus competition due (Aug 22nd) before the September deadline requiring a 2-page project description using clear writing appropriate for a non-expert in the applicant’s field of study. 

Award info: 2 applications per campus. Duration: 2 months summer 2015. $6,000 per award.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: NEW DIRECTIONS FELLOWSHIPS

Internal Deadline: Friday September 5th, 2014, 5:00PM

The University of Colorado has been invited to nominate a candidate from our research faculty for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's New Directions Fall 2014 Fellowship competition.

Award Information:

  1. The equivalent of one academic year’s salary
  2. Two summers of additional support, each at the equivalent two-ninths of the previous academic year salary
  3. Tuition or course fees or equivalent direct costs associated with the fellows’ training programs.  To permit flexibility in meeting individual scholars’ needs, these funds may be expended over a period not to exceed three full academic years following the date of the award.  The Foundation also expects the fellow’s home institution to use such budgetary relief as the award may occasion for academic purposes, preferably in the fellow’s department.

For reference only:

NSF Programs that limit the number of institutional submissions

Past and Recurring CU-Boulder Research Competitions

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