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Faculty Research Investment Program (FRIP)

The Faculty Research Investment Program is designed to stimulate research/creative activities and enhance the ability of faculty to compete for external research funds. FRIP funds range from $10,000-$25,000. Preference will be given to faculty who apply to address specific problems mentioned in critiques of a major external (>$100K) proposal or to strengthen or produce a proposal that has a high probability of attracting significant external funding.

All full-time faculty members regardless of academic rank may apply for a FRIP grant. However, visiting faculty and adjunct faculty are not eligible.

A complete submission to FRIP includes the application form below and a peer-review quality proposal written in the format of the anticipated external funding agency. For example, if you plan to submit a grant to the National Science Foundation (NSF) or an agency within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) you would develop your FRIP proposal using the guidelines for the NSF or NIH, respectively. Likewise, if you are planning to submit a proposal to a non-profit agency, such as American Cancer Society or American Heart Association, etc., you would develop your FRIP proposal using the guidelines specific to the non-profit agency.

Submissions to FRIP are reviewed by faculty members outside of Baylor University who are experts in disciplines specific to the research topic under investigation.

Proposals for funding in FY '18 (June 1, 2017-May 31, 2018) are due by noon on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

FRIP Guidelines
FRIP Application
Final Report Form

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