Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Please visit the LSU Internal Grants & Competitions Portal for the application deadlines for each program.

The Provost's Fund for Innovation in Research programs are available to tenured, tenure-track or research faculty at LSU A&M. Please visit the LSU Internal Grants & Competitions Portal for the application guidelines for each program.

Citizenship or residency are not criteria for applications.

The purpose of these programs is to leverage institutional funds towards interdisciplinary center-scale proposals and funding. If applicants identify private sector funding that will support a multi-year, multi-million dollar project, these programs could be utilized.

All collaborations will be considered.

The LSU Center for Collaborative Knowledge hosts regular networking events for interested faculty. Visit https://www.lsu.edu/cck/events.php for a list of upcoming gatherings.

Faculty Research Grants proposals need only address one of the pentagon areas which are broad and inclusive of all disciplines.

No, the research pentagon areas are broad and inclusive, and can touch upon all disciplines across campus.

The purpose of these programs is to leverage institutional funds towards interdisciplinary center-scale proposals and funding. If an existing interdisciplinary team is working towards center-scale funding, the Phase 2 and Phase 3 programs are suitable. You may apply if you have a current externally funded project. However, faculty who hold a current, unexpired Emerging or Big Idea research grant are not eligible to apply.

Yes, the provided budget templates are pre-populated with the correct fringe benefit and tuition remission rates.

All proposals are reviewed by a variety of peer faculty and faculty administrator panels with final determinations made by ORED leadership. Please visit the LSU Internal Grants & Competitions Portal for the application guidelines for each program to include evaluation criteria.

Fringe benefits and tuition remission must be included in your budget. However, indirect costs do not apply.

Yes, School of Veterinary Medicine faculty are eligible.

Faculty in the College of Agriculture are eligible. However, faculty with a 100% appointment to the AgCenter are not eligible for these programs.

Late proposals will not be accepted.