Start Up Funds
About this opportunity
Sherry Knighton-Schwandt, Executive Director for Research Development,firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Zaleski, Interim Vice Provost for Research,email@example.com
Kristi Jones, Fiscal Officer,firstname.lastname@example.org
Startup funds are often a critical element in the successful recruitment and launch of a faculty member’s academic career. Under special circumstances, particularly in the sciences when the need exceeds the average startup cost, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research will consider a partnership with a unit to determine an appropriate startup package.
- New faculty hires
- OVPR funds will generally focus on shared equipment
- Final decisions about startup funds will be made in consultation with the academic unit and the Vice President for Research
If a funding partnership is necessary, it is important that discussions with OVPR start early in the recruitment process. OVPR will work with the appropriate dean and requires submission of:
- the candidate’s CV
- research statement
- the candidate’s list of requested items
- letter of financial support from the unit
If the recruitment requires any adjustment to lab space, use of animals, biological, chemical, or radiation support, a startup request will not be considered until the IU Bloomington New Faculty Hire Intention Route Sheet is completed. This will ensure that the appropriate campus units are alerted in a timely manner for evaluation and preparation before the faculty member arrives on campus.
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Requests for OVPR startup funds must be communicated to Vice Provost for Research Jeffrey Zaleski and Assistant Vice Provost for Research Sherry Knighton-Schwandt.