The Office of Research has established a Critical Needs Fund to assist with unforeseen expenses, for example, the repair of essential equipment being used in ongoing research studies. Requests for funding up to $5,000 should be made directly to the Vice President for Research (email@example.com), and should include the following information:
The Oliver Fund was created to support and enhance Tulane's faculty and intellectual capital as among the institution's most valuable resources. The fund is intended to represent an enabling resource to stimulate outstanding faculty research initiatives, to sustain such projects and to increase their competitiveness for national research support. The Oliver Fund supports a competitive, merit-based faculty award process, with focus on faculty-driven, interdisciplinary research initiatives in the sciences and engineering broadly defined. Competitions are held periodically, each focused on a particular area of research strength at Tulane. Award recipients are named as Oliver Fund Scholars.
A prize of $40,000 will be awarded to support research initiatives of the Oliver Fund Scholar. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of senior Tulane faculty and external experts, according to the following criteria:
Objective: To improve the competitiveness of federal grant proposals submitted by Tulane faculty The Office of Research seeks to assist Tulane faculty in developing strong proposals for federal grant or contract opp ortunities. Funds are available for two programs:
We have contracted with the consulting firm, BioScience Writers, to provide scientific writing and editing services, including:
This program offers an honorarium to senior scholars outside Tulane who agree to review grant proposals under development. The Office of Research will pay an appropriate honorarium for the external review of a major federal grant proposal, limited to two reviewers per proposal. The amount of the honorarium will be commensurate with the size and complexity of the proposal.
Who is Eligible for these programs:
All Tulane faculty are eligible, with priority given to the following criteria:
How to Apply: Applications will be accepted at any time as long as funds remain available. Applications should include:
The application need not describe the research project in detail because this program does not evaluate scientific merit per se.
Proposals should be submitted electronically to:
Laura S. Levy, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research