The Star Family Challenge for Promising Scientific Research is open to FAS and SEAS faculty in the natural or social sciences. Once a year, a selection committee of faculty members from multiple disciplines will choose projects (up to a maximum of five annually) for awards ranging in size from $20,000 to $200,000. High-risk, high-impact projects with an interdisciplinary focus are sought, and joint submissions by researchers from the FAS and other parts of the University are welcome. Collaborative proposals are welcome but the lead investigator on the application must hold a faculty appointment in FAS or SEAS.
The most recent deadline for this competition was February 28, 2017. Submitted applications are now undergoing review and applicants will be notified of the outcome before this year’s Challenge event on April 11, 2017. The next Star Family Challenge for Promising Scientific Research will be announced in January 2018. Please visit the FAS Research Administration Services website for additional information about this program.