IMPACT awards build on Realizing UB 2020, bringing together
researchers in theme areas: Humanity; Justice;
Innovation; Environment and/or Health.
They reward new areas of creative activities and projects that
foster unique collaborations. Our goal is to develop preliminary
data that can support external grant applications and directly
demonstrate outcomes in these themes.
IMPACT Funding Details
Innovative Micro-Programs Accelerating Collaboration in Themes (IMPACT)
- AWARD AMOUNT: Awards will not exceed $35,000 for
projects of one year or less.
- SCOPE OF THE AWARDS: Funding can support a variety
of expenses, including but not limited to salaries to support
graduate students, prototype development costs, materials and
supplies, and equipment usage. Faculty salaries are not allowed.
Award recipients are required to submit a proposal for competitive
external funding, based on the project conducted with IMPACT
funding, within 24 months of the award start date.
- ELIGIBLITY INFORMATION: All faculty whose
appointments allow them to submit external proposals through the UB
Sponsored Projects Services Office are eligible to apply. Proposals
must involve at least two faculty members, preferably from
- REVIEW PROCESS: Proposals will be reviewed by Ad
hoc panels of faculty who will make recommendation to the Office of
the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, which
will make the final selection. The proposals will be reviewed
according to these general selection criteria (100 point scale):
- Scientific, scholarly, or creative merit (25 points)
- Innovation and potential impact (25 points)
- Project investigative team (25 points)
- Potential for generating external funding (25 points)
In addition to these general
criteria, proposals will be evaluated based on quality and the
extent to which the project truly employs interdisciplinary and
collaborative strategies. Budgets will be reviewed for
reasonableness in relation to the proposed project. Leveraging
current resources or departmental/school cost-sharing to ensure the
success of the project is encouraged.
- AWARD TERMS: Applicants can request funding up to
$35,000 for projects of no more than a 1-year duration. Prior to
issuance of the award (Research Foundation funds), all regulatory
approvals needed to conduct the work must be in place. A progress
report must be submitted midway through the project and a final
report is due within 60 days after the conclusion of the funding
period summarizing the results in relation to the stated goals of
the application. External funding success related to an IMPACT
award will be tracked. The awardees will be required to report
annually on proposals submitted and awards granted for three years.
The application for extramural funding required within 24 months of
the project start date should be sent to the VPRED, as well as
reviews from the sponsor. Award recipients are expected to serve as
reviewers in future IMPACT funding rounds.
- SUBMISSION: Apply by email as a single
PDF to Kenneth Tramposch firstname.lastname@example.org.