What We Fund:
TIER 2 incentivizes mid-level external/federal grants applying for funds in the range of $500K–4.9M in total direct costs requested across the term of the funding mechanism.
Why We Want to Help:
Obstacles facing researchers applying for this level of external funding include facing a high likelihood of first-round rejection and lack of enthusiasm and resources for resubmission.
What You Get:
A pool of funds is available for PIs in the event that an application is reviewed by the funding agency and scored as competitive, but not funded. The goal is to incentivize re-application.
Upon CCSS approval into our Tier 2 incentive program and subsequent submission to an RFP, a PI becomes eligible for our internal pool of funds if their proposal is rejected but reviewed positively. For example, a research team plans to submit to a $1.2 million RFP from NIH. They would first apply for our incentive program, which ensures that the funder is eligible and enters the project into our incubation system. Then, the research team submits to the RFP. If the proposal is rejected for funding by the agency, the application and reviews are then considered for CCSS support to encourage resubmission. This tier of incentives is based on receiving high quality reviews (such as being discussed/scored).
Funds are to be used only for approved expenses in pursuit of re-submission, such as pilot data collection, summer salary for the PI(s), or a graduate RA.
How to Apply:
CURRENTLY CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS. Contact Us with questions.