The Budget Office has established the estimated pool as part of the annual initial E&G budget development process and will true-up the final pool from the institutional contingency funding. An example of the assessment calculation is shown in Table 1.
The Vice President for Research or their VPR designee will establish a small review group including, at a minimum, a member of the Research Office, a center and institute director, an associate dean for research or graduate studies, and a faculty member with a record of sponsored research awards. Members will recuse themselves from commenting on any application from their unit. Applications will be reviewed on a semi-annual basis and recommendations for funding will be made to the VPR, who will approve amounts and duration of funding in consultation with the relevant dean or director.
Some of the essential elements of the application include: