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|2011 Promising Investigator Research Award
University researchers have been awarded $171, 957 to fund 10 of 59 proposals received in response to the 2011 Promising Investigator Research Award (PIRA) solicitation according to Vice President for Research and Graduate Education Stephen Kresovich.
"Junior faculty were quite responsive to our 2011 PIRA solicitation," Kresovich said, "and that's especially gratifying given this program is meant to encourage the development of individual research projects that can be expected to attract external funding and promote scholarly activities."
He said the 2011 PIRA funding was allocated between two "Tracks."
"Track I funds, considered 'seed' monies, are awarded to faculty to enhance the competitiveness of a subsequent submission of a new proposal for external funding." Kresovich said. The 2011 Track I funded proposals are:
"Track II funds support the general development, and expansion or enhancement of faculty research and creative activity and focus on research contributions that increase academic, intellectual, and scholarly activity," he said. Funds are awarded to faculty with positive reviews on recent extramural applications who proposed a specific plan to strengthen an application for re-submission.
2011 Track II funded proposals are: