Grand Challenge Call for Proposals 2017
We are announcing a campus-wide call for proposals for the 2017 Grand Challenge. Proposals due July 1, 2017.
CU Boulder’s Grand Challenge Our Space. Our Future. fuses our unique core strengths in earth, space, and social sciences with new technologies and creative cross-disciplinary partners to address the pace and pattern of changes for our environment, our resources, and our planet.
Goals of the Grand Challenge
The goal of this call for proposal is to build on and expand the accomplishments of the current Grand Challenge programs and efforts. We anticipate funding one large research initiative (~$1.0M/year for 3-5 years) and one or two smaller projects ($250k/year for 3-5 years). Submissions can have direct and strong ties to existing Grand Challenge projects or represent new and complementary additions to the portfolio.
Proposals must be led by a CU employee. While external partners are welcome, Grand Challenge funds are expected to stay within the university (e.g., no subcontracts to external organizations or people). An exception to this is that GC funds may be used to support travel to bring partners to CU or to hold conferences or workshops.
To be submitted as a single PDF:
- Executive Summary. (1 page)
- Proposed work, including the explicit integration of evaluation criteria (Innovation, Transformation, Sustainability, and Impact) and a detailed work plan. (3-5 pages)
- PI CV.
- Partners and collaborators, including roles and responsibilities.
- 3-Year Budget (Year 1: 10 months [9/1/17 to 6/30/18], Year 2 & 3: Full 12 month budgets), including Budget Justification.
Proposals will be evaluated by a panel that includes both internal and external members, including academic, industry and government perspectives. We anticipate selections will be announced in early August, with funding to start September 1, 2017.
For questions, please contact Dr. Emily CoBabe-Ammann: firstname.lastname@example.org.