Research Funding Opportunities

The primary mission of ICTAS is to increase externally funded research through development of interdisciplinary faculty teams that focus on research at the intersection of engineering and science.  All funding requests will be evaluated on the investigator’s ability to secure external funding and grow research programs.  The funding options below represent a tiered approach to funding new as well as senior investigators.  More information regarding specific application instructions and review processes can be found by clicking on the ICTAS program titles.

 


PROGRAM 

DESCRIPTION

CONTACT

DUE DATE 

AWARD DATE

 ICTAS Diversity
and Inclusion
Research Grants

This program builds direct faculty-to-faculty research partnerships between faculty at Virginia Tech and faculty at HBCUs or MSIs.  Faculty will self-identify partnerships based on their specific research areas.  Beginning in FY20, these awards will offer up to $10,000 per year for two years, with up to 15 new partnerships funded each year, for a steady state of 30 ongoing investments.

 Chris Tysor
ctysor@vt.edu
1-9716

10/29/2019

11/15/2019

ICTAS Doctoral
Scholars

 

The ICTAS Doctoral Scholars Program honors exceptional Ph.D. candidates interested in interdisciplinary research with a competitive graduate fellowship. The program is led by ICTAS, with significant contributions from the Graduate School and each scholar’s college and department. The program supports up to 40 students, housed in COE, COS, CALS, VetMed, and CNRE; 10 new fellowships will be awarded in FY21.

Mary Kasarda 
maryk@vt.edu


 

Variable

  Variable

ICTAS Junior
Faculty Program

This program provides up to $40,000 in the first year, renewable for a second year with adequate progress, to a junior faculty PI who has identified an interdisciplinary partnership with another Virginia Tech faculty member. The focus is on building teams with strong potential for external funding in cutting-edge science and technology.  ICTAS will fund up to five new awards each year for a steady state of 10 ongoing investments.

 Jon Greene
greenej@vt.edu
1-8566

 2/3/2020

  2/24/20

ICTAS Global Research Impact Award This program is designed to build funded research programs with international sponsors.  The funds can be used for travel, materials, student time, or other costs that will build international research.  A total of 10 one-year awards will be made for $10,000 each. 

 Matt Hull
mahull@vt.edu

2/14/2020 2/28/2020

Roop and Kavita
Mahajan
Research Fund

This program funds student-led interdisciplinary projects in health, education, and infrastructure. Projects should be in the field of community development, related to the overall goal of addressing problems of proverty and negligence in under-resourced communities around the world. Support is variable subject to availability of funds, but in general ICTAS will fund up to five awards of up to $2500.

  Chris Tysor
ctysor@vt.edu
1-9716

  12/2/2019

1/6/2020

  ICTAS Meeting
Grants

Hosting meetings, conferences, or symposia at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, Roanoke, and Arlington) is useful for building future funding opportunities and increasing the exposure of faculty and research programs. ICTAS funds will be provided as available and department and/or college matching funds are expected.

Stefan Duma
duma@vt.edu
1-1929

  Rolling

  Rolling

ICTAS - NCFL
mini-grants

ICTAS provides pre-purchased time on instruments at the Nanoscale Characterization and Fabrication Laboratory (NCFL). These are available for the following purposes: (a) laboratory demonstrations in support of the University’s curriculum and outreach efforts, (b) to complete a sponsored research program with insufficient funds, (c) to collect preliminary data to make a proposal more compelling, or (d) to fund faculty startup packages.

 Bill Reynolds
reynolds@vt.edu
1-6825

  Rolling

  Rolling

  ICTAS TOP Program

ICTAS TOP funding is available to transdisicplinary groups of faculty pursuing specific external funding opportunities. The two-year awards of up to $75,000/year are designed to help build the faculty team and improve the proposal’s chances of success. New awards are sought every other year with the next cycle in 2021.

 Matt Hull
mahull@vt.edu

  2/21/2021

  3/1/21