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Research Incubator in Climate and Health

What is the Research Incubator in Climate and Health? 

The Research Incubator in Climate and Health is a new Office for Research initiative to support the development of new research projects that intersect with institutional strengths and funding sponsor priorities at the nexus of climate and health.

The Research Incubator, open to faculty across all Rutgers units, offers mechanisms to build and seed collaborative research projects among interdisciplinary groups, support pilot projects for early-career faculty, and provide enhanced support mechanisms for participants toward external funding submissions that will sustain their future development. Additionally, the incubator aims to foster a growing community of scholars across Rutgers with research interests at the nexus of climate and health.

Overview 

  1. An Ideas Café for researchers to share ideas with one another and foster new collaborations (optional). 
     
  2. A symposium for interested teams and early-career faculty to pitch their project concepts and receive feedback from peers (required to apply for seed funding).
     
  3. A competitive seed funding initiative for symposium participants to apply for funding to further develop their projects, with two tracks:

    A.    for interdisciplinary teams of three or more Rutgers faculty, pilot grants of up to $150,000.
    B.    for early-career Rutgers faculty to support single-investigator projects, pilot grants of up to $50,000.
     
  4. Proposal development support and other programming for seed funding recipients throughout the grant term to help investigators and teams prepare for larger external grants and strengthen internal connections in the climate-health community (open to seed funding recipients only).
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Timeline

  • May 20, 2022 
    View the Info Session Recording
     
  • June 13, 2022 
    Deadline for Ideas Café Registration
     
  • June 23, 2022
    Ideas Café
     
  • September 2022 - Date TBD
    Incubator Symposium
     
  • October 2022 - Date TBD
    Deadline for Seed Funding Applications 
     
  • November 2022 - Date TBD
    Seed Funding Awards Announced 
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