Audience members listening in on a panel discussion

Process

Step 1: Attend the Info Session on May 20th 

An information session for faculty interested in participating in the Research Incubator in Health and Climate will be held on May 20th from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Step 2: Participate in the incubator's kickoff Ideas Café

(Open to all eligible faculty)

The Research Incubator’s Ideas Café is an event intended to help faculty to make new research connections while also providing a venue to gather peer feedback on emerging research ideas in line with the incubator’s theme. Participants will present short (up to 4-minute) research talks to fellow participants in small groups, with additional time reserved for idea exchange, discussion, and networking. While optional, the Ideas Café is intended to invite conversation and new collaborations among peers and must be thematically relevant to the broad areas of the incubator.
 
To participate in the Ideas Café: Faculty must complete an online registration form containing questions about their research interests (with respect to the incubator’s theme) and their goals for participating in the event. The forum will be limited to the first fifty eligible registrants. 
Deadline to register: Monday, June 13, 2022

Step 3: Apply to participate in the incubator’s in-person fall symposium

(For all eligible faculty interested in applying for incubator seed funding)

The incubator’s fall symposium will provide a venue for emerging teams to gather peer feedback to improve new research project concepts within the nexus of climate and health, pitching their project idea to an interdisciplinary group of colleagues who join them in a facilitated feedback session. Slots will also be reserved for panel presentations by early-career faculty whose work intersects with the theme.
 
To participate: 
For team presentations: a minimum of three researchers from different disciplines will apply as a team to pitch their topic to a subgroup of peers and co-presenters at the symposium. These pitches will be short (8-10 minute) presentations that invite conversation among peers and must be thematically relevant to the broad areas of focus for the cycle. Applicants will be asked to present a synopsis of the concept at the time of application and will prepare slides for the symposium presentation. 

For early-career faculty:  Early career faculty will apply to present proposed single-investigator projects on any topic relevant to the incubator theme. Like team presentations, applicants will be asked to present a synopsis of the concept at the time of application and will prepare slides for the symposium. 

All faculty presenting in the incubator’s symposium will be eligible to apply for seed funding to build pilot projects thematically relevant to the incubator’s theme. 

Step 4: Submit a concept paper for the seed funding initiative

(Open only to symposium presenters)

After participating in the incubator’s symposium, faculty are eligible to apply for seed funding to build pilot projects thematically relevant to the broad areas of focus for the cycle. 

  • Team pilot grants are intended for groups of three or more faculty from different disciplines. At least two of the faculty on the team, including the lead applicant, must have participated in the symposium. We encourage teams that cross not only disciplines but chancellor units. Teams can apply for up to $150,000 of funding to support one-year pilot grants. Anticipated number of awards: 2 to 3.
  • Early-career pilot grants are single investigator grants intended for investigators who have completed their terminal research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training—whichever date is later—within the past 10 years and who have not previously competed successfully as a Principal Investigator for a substantial, independent research award. . Early-career faculty can apply for up to $50,000 of funding to support one-year projects. Anticipated number of awards: 3 to 4. 

To apply: Applicants must submit a concept paper, along with references and a budget that reflects the size and scope of the project. Reviews and selection will be conducted by a panel of both internal and external experts related to the theme. Applications will be open this summer.

Step 5: Participate in incubation programming throughout the grant term 

(For seed funding recipients only)

The incubator will provide access to a variety of programming to engage and support pilot grant recipients throughout their grant term, including research in progress sessions, proposal development resources, and sponsored funding intelligence. All selected teams and faculty will also be scheduled for funding scoping sessions with sponsor intel specialists spanning federal, philanthropic, and corporate expertise.