Discretionary Funding Initiative (DFI)
Opens Aug 16 2021 05:00 PM (EDT)
Deadline Sep 9 2021 05:00 PM (EDT)
Maximum of $25,000 from ORI
Description

The preferred web browser for submitting internal grant applications is Google Chrome.   

The Discretionary Funding Initiative (DFI), funded by the Michigan State University Foundation, provides bridge funds for tenure stream faculty for additional studies needed for resubmission of an unsuccessful, but nearly fundable, grant application to the same program within a funding agency. 

To request funding from this program, faculty should submit a proposal via the grant proposal system. Applicants will be expected to provide copies of their previous external reviews, if applicable, and describe the work that will be completed to address the comments provided in those documents. The research associate dean of the applicant's college (lead college if appointed in multiple colleges) will review applications, and submit a prioritized list to the Office for Research and Innovation (OR&I). Requests for support approved by the research associate deans will be reviewed by the OR&I.

The maximum award from OR&I will be $25K and will require a 100% (up to $25K) match from units or colleges. Funds will be available for 18 months.

DFI Session I Important Dates

Date

Event

August 16, 2021

RFA

September 9, 2021

Application and proposal development document deadline. Both documents must be finalized by 5pm.

October 28, 2021

Funding announcements will be made. 

November 22, 2021

Project start date.


DFI Session II Important Dates

Date

Event

February 3, 2022

RFA

March 10, 2022

Application and proposal development document deadline. Both documents must be finalized by 5pm.

April 28, 2022

Funding announcements will be made.

May 25, 2022

Project start date.


Discretionary Funding Initiative (DFI)


The preferred web browser for submitting internal grant applications is Google Chrome.   

The Discretionary Funding Initiative (DFI), funded by the Michigan State University Foundation, provides bridge funds for tenure stream faculty for additional studies needed for resubmission of an unsuccessful, but nearly fundable, grant application to the same program within a funding agency. 

To request funding from this program, faculty should submit a proposal via the grant proposal system. Applicants will be expected to provide copies of their previous external reviews, if applicable, and describe the work that will be completed to address the comments provided in those documents. The research associate dean of the applicant's college (lead college if appointed in multiple colleges) will review applications, and submit a prioritized list to the Office for Research and Innovation (OR&I). Requests for support approved by the research associate deans will be reviewed by the OR&I.

The maximum award from OR&I will be $25K and will require a 100% (up to $25K) match from units or colleges. Funds will be available for 18 months.

DFI Session I Important Dates

Date

Event

August 16, 2021

RFA

September 9, 2021

Application and proposal development document deadline. Both documents must be finalized by 5pm.

October 28, 2021

Funding announcements will be made. 

November 22, 2021

Project start date.


DFI Session II Important Dates

Date

Event

February 3, 2022

RFA

March 10, 2022

Application and proposal development document deadline. Both documents must be finalized by 5pm.

April 28, 2022

Funding announcements will be made.

May 25, 2022

Project start date.


Value

Maximum of $25,000 from ORI

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Opens
Aug 16 2021 05:00 PM (EDT)
Deadline
Sep 9 2021 05:00 PM (EDT)