Hariri Institute Research Awards

Through Hariri Research Awards, the Institute supports a portfolio of ambitious research projects and activities that align with it’s mission to catalyze new directions and new collaborations in interdisciplinary research applying computational and data-driven approaches, with special attention give to proposals focused on data science. For the 2015 funding cycle, proposals are being accepted through March 27, 2015.

Eligibility:  Any faculty doing research that applies data-driven and/or computational approaches are eligible to submit proposals. In this research award program, the Institute sees itself not only as a funding source, but more importantly as a partner.  As such, in submitting proposals, we strongly encourage principal investigators to involve the Institute early to discuss and shape proposal ideas and suggest potential collaborators.

Funding:  Resources can be requested for (a) research projects, (b) activities in direct support of research, or (c) software development through SAIL in support of existing research or translational research.  Funding ranges from $2k- 50k depending on the type of project.

Selection Criteria:  The Institute prioritizes project selection based on one or more of the following criteria:

  • Defining a new area of research, and/or taking existing research in a new direction
  • Joint proposals from faculty in different disciplines, preferably with no prior record of collaboration
  • The impact and likelihood of success including positioning faculty for other funding and/or significant professional growth
  • Bringing new interests to the Institute

Application: The process for securing funding from the Institute has minimal overhead on PIs.  We however emphasize the Hariri partnership with PIs in developing the vision for the potential research.  2015 deadline is March 27, 2015.

To apply, please see important details about the proposal process deadlines and requirements.