Baylor > Office of the Vice Provost for Research > Internal Funding Programs > Collaborative Faculty Research Investment Program
Collaborative Faculty Research Investment Program

The Collaborative Faculty Research Investment Program (CFRIP) is sponsored jointly by Baylor University (Waco, TX), Baylor Scott & White Health (Temple and Dallas, TX), and Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX). The program provides seed funding for inter-institutional and interdisciplinary research project teams to position them to compete successfully for externally funded grants.

Funds will be awarded primarily to: (1) test novel interdisciplinary approaches to significant biomedical and/or health care issues; (2) develop innovative therapeutic or diagnostic tools; and, (3) conduct exploratory work in its early stages where experimental data are not yet available.

Project research teams must include faculty from at least two of the three sponsoring institutions. Each PI/co-PI must meet PI/co-PI eligibility criteria for his/her own location.

Project budgets may not exceed $25,000 per collaborating institution, for a total project budget of $75,000 if the research team includes faculty from all three institutions. Projects will not involve subcontracts or budget transfers between institutions; awarded funds will be administered by each awarding institution.

Interested individuals should send an email expressing intent to submit to the Baylor Scott & White Health Office of Academic Research Development (OARD) at Prospective applicants should also contact their department's assigned OSP coordinator to receive a Box folder for the application. See program guidelines for complete submission information.

Proposals must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 5, 2016.

The project period will correspond to the fiscal year periods of the collaborating institutions, and all project funds must be expended in the year for which they are awarded. No-cost extensions will not be permitted.

  • Project start dates, depending on participating faculty, may range from June 1 to September 1.
  • Project end dates may range from May 31 to August 31.

CFRIP Guidelines
Contact the Scott & White Health Office of Academic Research Development (OARD) at to request an application.

FY 2017 Abstracts
FY 2016 Abstracts
FY 2015 Abstracts