PumpPrimer is an intramural funding program for Arts, Science and Engineering researchers. It is designed to stimulate extramural funding for projects that are otherwise difficult to launch.
Multi-institutional and/or multi-investigator research projects:
Federal agencies are exploring award mechanisms that bring together experts with complementary skills to address grand challenges.
We encourage faculty to take on such large-scale initiatives because they can potentially benefit multiple AS&E faculty, increase the quality and stability of our research infrastructure, and increase our national and international visibility.
Since such proposals require intensive preparation, the Dean’s Office may provide:
- Teaching relief for the faculty member who champions the project.
- Administrative support from our office for proposal preparation.
- Travel costs up to $5K for planning proposals that bring together researchers from different institutions.
- Researcher mobility travel grants of up to $5K to conduct overseas research visits (one to three months) in support of faculty research and expanding international collaborative networks.
Innovative and high-risk projects:
The increasingly competitive environment for extramural funding increases the need for proof of concept and/or pilot data in proposals and decreases funding of high-risk proposals. To help faculty secure extramural funding for bold new research directions, the Dean’s Office will provide funding for up to one year.
- Typical budgets will be $1-20K. In rare instances, budgets as large as $50K may be awarded.
- Cost-sharing with departmental resources is encouraged.
Applicants for both mechanisms are expected to submit a proposal for external funding within 18 months of the allocation of intramural PumpPrimer support. Both mechanisms will require a brief final survey to help us evaluate the effectiveness of this program.
Faculty in Arts & Science:
Refer questions to Debra Haring, firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty in Engineering:
Refer questions to Cindy Gary, email@example.com
|Name||Title of Project||Date Awarded|
|Bi, Xin||Functions of Linker Histone in Gene Regulation and DNA Replication||August 2013|
|Carney, Laurel||Development & Feasibility Testing of a Speech Enhancement Algorithm||August 2013|
|Dalecki, Diane||Engineering Lymphatic Vessel Networks||August 2013|
|Fry, James||The Genetic Battle of the Sexes in Drosophila||August 2013|
|Saab, Joan||Animating Architectural Archives||August 2013|
|Anthamatten, Mitch||Two-way Shape Actuators||April 2014|
|Bernard, Joanne||Re-envisioning Japan as Destination in 20th Century Visual and Material Culture||April 2014|
|Exploring the interface of bacterial ribosome biogenesis and pathogenicity||April 2014|
|Ultrasound CT||April 2014|
|Visual, Haptic, and Visual-Haptic Object Perception||April 2014|
|Guo, Chunlei||Superwicking Materials for Efficient M-cycle Cooling Technology||August 2014|
|Peppermint, Cary||Edible Ecologies||August 2014|
|Jaenike, John||The Genomic Basis of Nematode Resistance Conferred by Endosymbiotic Spiroplasma||August 2014|
|Rothberg, Lewis||Absorption Spectra of Single Nanoparticles/td>||August 2014|
|Weix, Daniel/td>||Teaching an Old Dot New Tricks: Photoredox Catalysis with Quantum Dots||August 2014|
|Jarvis, Michael||Virtual St. George's: Digital History Simulations and 3D Modeling in the Humanities||July 2015|
|Mc Aleavey, Steve||Towards Diagnostic Ultrasonic Imaging of Tissue Non-Linearity: Strain Dependence of Shear Wave Velocity in Liver and Breast Tissue||July 2015|
|Rolland-Thompson, Jannick||Translation of the Tear Film Imager to Clinical Studies||July 2015|
|Shestopalov, Alex||Monomolecular organic layer deposition via carbenylation of hard and soft material interfaces||July 2015|
|Smetana, Judith||Emergence of Moral and Conventional Understanding in Toddlers||July 2015|
|Tadin, Duje||Visual processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders||July 2015|