Q&A with Melur “Ram” Ramasubramanian, vp for research, and Liz Magill, provost.
Melur “Ram” Ramasubramanian, vp for research, and Liz Magill, provost, participated in a webinar April 19, 2021 to speak about the Prominence-to-Preeminence (P2PE) STEM Targeted Initiatives Fund, tell how to apply for funding, and answer questions.
One of the key initiatives in the 2030 Plan is Pathways to Research Preeminence. The overarching goal of this initiative is not preeminence for its own sake, but to contribute knowledge that will address major societal challenges and opportunities.
In order to move this key initiative forward, we are investing $15M in the Prominence-to-Preeminence (P2PE) STEM Targeted Initiatives Fund and inviting proposals. In the coming months and years, we will be pursuing different ways of advancing our research ambitions; this is one of many steps we expect to take to support our research and scholarship in these priority areas.
The goal of the initiative is to contribute knowledge that will address major societal challenges and opportunities and to advance research initiatives that will move UVA from prominence to preeminence in the five research focus areas identified in the strategic plan: Democracy, Environmental Resilience and Sustainability, Precision Medicine, the Brain and Neuroscience, and Digital Technology and Society.
Total funds available: $15M
Number of awards anticipated: 2-5
Anticipated duration of support: 3-5 years
Maximum Award: $10M
Initial LOI deadline: May 31, 2021
Final deadline (to submit proposal with letter of academic leadership support): June 30, 2021 by Noon