A new intramural grant program sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR), Tufts Springboard is the next generation of the popular Tufts Collaborates and Tufts Innovates programs. While both Tufts Collaborates and Innovates encouraged the essential first steps in interdisciplinary collaboration by underwriting new pilot projects, the goal of Tufts Springboard is to stimulate high impact research, scholarship and educational initiatives that have an explicit plan leading to extramural funding or other outcomes that influence research, scholarship, pedagogical outcomes, and/or policy. Moreover, the Tufts Springboard program aims to further the priorities of the University and its schools and to fortify Tufts’ status as a R1, very-high research activity university.
Applications will be reviewed two times each year—in March and September.
Projects should be built on the applicant’s prior work and lead to a long-term research or scholarship endeavor. The program is not intended for one-off research projects or educational projects.
In addition to providing funding, members of the OVPR will work with awardees prior to the project start date to develop a funding support strategy that best suits the project and individual(s).