The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, a supporting organization of the Pittsburgh Foundation, is accepting Letters of Intent for its New Initiative Research Grants program.
Grants of up to $300,000 over two years will be awarded in support of collaborations that facilitate innovative interdisciplinary approaches toward a common research question and require expertise beyond that of any single researcher. Investigators may be at different institutions or in the same department and institution, provided that different approaches are combined to address a new research initiative.
Eligible projects must have at least two investigators with primary appointments at a Pennsylvania institution of higher education who are either a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States by the LOI deadline. In addition, one faculty member must be identified as the principal investigator and his or her institution as the lead institution. (Other investigators should be identified as co-investigators.) All principal and co-investigators must have a full-time tenured or tenure-track appointment at a Pennsylvania-based college or university.
LOIs must be received no later than January 26, 2018. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by April 27, 2018
See the Kaufman Foundation website for a description of the program's goals, eligibility criteria, and application instructions.