Summary: Interim Funding For Research Program Guidelines
Interim funding support is intended to enable researchers to continue ongoing peer-reviewed research
work to the point where external funding can be re-established. While other situations will be considered,
due to internal financial constraints, the highest priority will be given to proposals which meet all of the
· External funding has lapsed, and although the renewal proposal was not funded, it has received
favorable peer reviews, and has fallen just below the funding range of the external agency or
received a fundable score; however, agency funds are unavailable.
· The Department Chair and the Associate Dean for Research support this request and indicate in
an attached statement the financial contribution that the department/school will make to enable
the work to continue. The Principal Investigator (PI), Department Chair, and the Associate Dean
for Research in the appropriate school must approve the request and sign the application form.
Requirements and Restrictions
· The Principal Investigator's school and department must provide a cumulative total of 50% of
the requested interim funding support. Principal Investigator salary may be supported only from
the funding provided by the school/department. No more than ½ of the school and department
cost share amount may be used for PI salary.
· The portion of funding provided by the VPR will not be used to support the Principal
Investigator's salary. Equipment purchases will not be supported by interim support funds. The
primary intent of interim support funds is to support postdoctoral fellows, graduate students