PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR FACULTY (PROF)
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Submission Deadline: February 5, 2024, at 5:00 PM
The PROF fund is a collaborative enterprise between the Faculty Senate, the Faculty, and the Senior Vice Provost for Research. The organization of the program is grounded in a commitment to peer review as the strongest mechanism for assessing the merit of proposals across the diverse academic areas of the University. The goals of the fund are to support an increase in scholarly / creative activity by the faculty in a manner that strategically enhances the reputation of the University, and that supports increased external funding for research, scholarship and creative work. Applications from single investigators for up to $27,000 are welcomed. To support DU Impact 2025 and the university commitment to developing knowledge bridges, multidisciplinary applications from two or more eligible investigators from different departments and different disciplinary backgrounds can request up to $45,000.
All full-time appointed faculty members whose job responsibilities include conducting research, scholarship or creative works are eligible to apply. Proposals are reviewed on merit. Review groups may not add additional criteria (support for students, preference for junior faculty, etc.) during the review process. Faculty members cannot have an active PROF grant as PI or co-PI, nor can they receive an award more than once every three years as a PI.