Projects funded by Research Challenge Grants (RCGs) should assist faculty researchers in their ability to successfully compete for external funding on a national basis by providing incentives to increase capacity. The Legislature intended for institutions to collaborate in development and execution of research programs and projects to the extent practicable and to target research to needs of the state, linked to future competitiveness of the state. Programs may support faculty, students, and equipment in the overall goal of institutional enhancement. Research centers and projects that foster economic development and work force advancement within the state are especially encouraged.

Proposals are due by close-of-business, December 15, 2011.

For more information, please review the grant announcement.