Trifecta Initiative Facilitating Funds Proposals Now Open
The Trifecta Initiative Facilitating Funds are now open for proposals, with submissions due by midnight on Monday, November 20, 2023.
The Trifecta Initiative Facilitating Funds (TIFF) Award
The Trifecta Initiative Facilitating Fund (TIFF) Awards are designed to provide investigators from the Trifecta Initiative colleges (Communications Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Nursing) with resources towards federally funded NIH/NSF proposals.
The TIFF Award is intended for targeted data collection (e.g., participant payment, survey distribution) and/or statistical consultations and analysis (e.g. CSTAT, ICER) of existing data. Other expenditures towards finalizing an NIH/NSF proposal could include such things as visits with an NIH/NSF program officer, publication costs, or travel costs for conferences. For the Fall 2023 Call for TIFF Proposals, the Trifecta Initiative will support up to four projects—with no more than two from any of the Trifecta Initiative colleges. Each submitted proposal may request up to $10,000.
To apply requires a two-step process: (1) submit the Facilitating Funds Award template (https://trifecta.msu.edu) as a PDF document to email@example.com by the deadline below, both levels use the same application; (2) work with your college pre-award team to create a Research Administration/Kuali Coeus proposal development document number (PD number) for the internal sponsor code - MSU Trifecta.
The TIFF application was designed to assist with the completion of the NIH/NSF federal forms, including abbreviated components of standard NIH/NSF proposals. If a federal application has been started, these components may be summaries of what has already been composed.
Submission Deadline: Monday, Nov 20, 2023
Announcement of Awards: Friday, Dec 15, 2023
If you are considering submitting a TIFF application or have questions, please email Susan Buchholz (Director of the Trifecta Initiative for Interdisciplinary Health Research, firstname.lastname@example.org).