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Office of Research and Creative Activity

FIRE: Fund for Investing in the Research Enterprise


FIRE grants will support the collection of preliminary data/proof of concept for faculty projects that demonstrate a high potential for attracting substantial extramural funding (>$250,000 in direct costs over the term of the grant). Awards of $20,000 are available for single investigator FIRE proposals, and multi-investigator, collaborative proposals may request up to $35,000.

Deadline: December 16, 2014 (11:59 P.M. CST).


FIRE Request for Proposals (Closed)
FIRE Cover Page
FIRE Biosketch
FIRE Budget
FIRE Submission Form (Closed)
Conflict of Interest Defined


Past Winners

FIRE 2012-2013 Awards
FIRE 2011-2012 Awards
FIRE 2010-2011 Awards

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