TIPs pre-proposals due Oct. 30

Pre-proposals for the 2018 round of Trans-Institutional Programs are due Monday, Oct. 30. The TIPs initiative, a $50 million strategic investment in interdisciplinary research, serves as a catalyst for new ideas, cutting-edge research and the development of infrastructure by supporting emerging and existing trans-institutional centers and institutes.

All full-time faculty are eligible to participate in the TIPs program. Faculty can submit their pre-proposals using the InfoReady online application portal. The pre-proposals will be evaluated by the TIPs Council, and invitations to submit full proposals will be delivered in early December.

Key dates

  • Oct. 30: Pre-proposals due
  • Early December: Invitations issued for full proposals
  • Jan. 22, 2018: Full proposals due
  • Spring 2018: Awards announced
  • Funds available: July 1, 2018

For more information about eligibility standards, proposal requirements and funding guidelines, visit the TIPs website. Questions about the application process may be directed to Schyler Turrin at 615-875-1027 or