Grand Challenges Exploratory Grants: Conversation with Bud Duvall
Grand Challenges Exploratory Grants:
Conversation with Bud Duvall
Monday, May 23, 2016 Noon-1:00pm
125 Nolte Center
Brown bag discussion – bring your lunch, beverages will be provided
The Institute for Advanced Study has invited Professor Bud Duvall, Special Assistant to the Provost for Grand Challenges Research, to answer questions and concerns about the Grand Challenges Exploratory Grants and the research grant process. The brown bag with Professor Duvall follows last week’s IAS meeting on “How the Humanities Speak to the Grand Challenges,” at which a number of questions were raised about requirements for the Exploratory Grants (e.g., that the two PIs be from different colleges), the framework of the challenges, how and where humanistic questions fit, the selection process, and others. Since that meeting, the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance has added up to $700,000 to the process for International Enhancement Grants. Exploratory Grant proposals (due June 15th) can be considered for additional International Enhancement funding by adding a brief, four-question form to the application. The shared value in encouraging Grand Challenge Exploratory Grant proposals is that there be a pool of strong proposals reflecting the humanities’ critical questions and the full span of the University’s disciplines, and that humanistic perspectives contribute to establishing a robust process for future phases.
We invite you to come and talk about these opportunities with Professor Duvall and your colleagues.