REDI Awards

We are pleased to announce that the Office of Research will soon release the 2017 RFA for the Dean’s Research Enhancement and Development Initiative (REDI) seed funding program in January 2017.

  • Be REDI to propose innovative research projects that will lead to increased external funding!
  • Be REDI to collaborate on inter-disciplinary projects!
  • Be REDI to prepare and submit an application within approximately 2 months of the RFA’s release!

Purpose: The REDI initiative awards small intramural grants to generate pilot data in support of applications with the expectation that the awardees will apply for extramural grant funds. 

Eligibility: All SPH principal faculty, with intent to collaborate across departments or other campus units are invited to submit an application. Preference is given to new investigators (investigator who have completed their terminal degree in the last 5 years) at the assistant professor level to help initiate their research programs and established investigators at higher academic ranks who wish to transition to a new area of research or pursue an innovative opportunity. NOTE: Recipients (REDI 2015 or REDI 2016 grantees) are not eligible to apply for the 2017 round of funding.

Funding Parameters: Up to four awards will be made in 2017 with a maximum limit of $25,000 per grant award for up to 12 months.  An applicant may only be the primary PI on one submission.

Application Process: As in prior years, a brief application will be required (9 pages total including a 2 page narrative plus accompanying documents). Specific instructions to follow in January.

Tentative Timeline (2017):
January:  RFA released

January 31st: Letter of Intent (LOI) due

Mid-March: Due date for proposals (exact date to be posted in Spring)

April: Proposal review, recommendations for funding

May: Award announcements early May

June 1st: Project Start Date (contingent on IRB approvals)

The final report is due from grantees one year from award date.