Eligibility & Proposal Guidelines
Principal investigators must have positions in Arts & Sciences as tenure-track or research faculty. Collaborators may have positions at other schools at Washington University or at other universities, but all funds must be spent through Washington University accounts.
- Proposals should describe research, scholarship, and/or creative practice that is not currently supported by internal or external grant funds.
- The proposal category should be specified according to the funding range requested.
- Category A: up to $15,000
- Category B: $15,000-$50,000
- Each proposal must include the necessary completed cover sheet that includes contact information for the principal investigator(s), units/departments, date of submission, funding period, and amount requested.
- Proposals are limited to three pages in length (single-spaced, with font no smaller than 12 pt Times or Times New Roman) and margins no smaller than 0.5 inches. The proposals should include these five sections. Please write for an interdisciplinary audience that will not have specific disciplinary knowledge in your field of research.
- Introduction/background that describes how the new work relates to the current work of the proposers and provides broader perspectives on its significance and importance as a new direction in the field.
- Description of proposed new work, with a particular focus on how this is a novel direction for the proposer that will elevate their research, scholarship and/or creative practice and open new avenues for innovation
- Anticipated outcomes (e.g., publications, performances, new external grant proposals) with the inclusion of a timeline and specific suggestions for how to assess successful achievement of the outcomes
- List of representative research, scholarship, and/or creative practice products produced by PI(s) from within the past 10 years (publications, books, performances, etc., as appropriate)
- Budget for work with sufficient detail to allow the review committee to understand the costs of each component of the proposed work.
Deadlines & Submission
Proposals should be submitted by March 1 or September 1 via email to Deanna Barch, vice dean of research, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the email subject line: SPEED PROPOSAL