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- Proposal Support
September 1, 2020
Oregon State University recognizes an increasing trend for funding agencies to fund complex multi-disciplinary projects potentially associated with various complicating factors. For example, developing these proposals is more complex, and the administration and management of these projects (once awarded) are also more complicated. Further, success in obtaining funding from some of these programs may depend on the level of institutional support provided and documented in the proposal. These factors form significant additional work for faculty and can be perceived as a barrier for faculty considering leading these projects. Yet, given the funding trends, OSU needs to be competitive in this realm.
The following details the possible modes of support that can be provided to PIs to encourage them to take the lead on large projects and strengthen the proposals so that they can be successful.
The exact nature of the provided support will be catered to the needs of the individual projects, emphasizing specific support that will help make the proposal successful. The desired support should be negotiated at the proposal stage with the VPR and the Provost. Attention will be paid to the amount of support provided by home Colleges or Centers/Institutes and the amount of F&A dollars generated by the project. However, the mechanism for support will not be a re-distribution of generated F&A. Rather, the support will be in the form of direct and explicit institutional investment in the endeavor by central administration.