The Provost and the Office of Research and Engagement announce the release of funding for the
Giant Steps Research Development Grants. The goal of this program is to provide seed funding
for projects that will enhance UNCG’s external visibility, encourage research as well as increase
the opportunity to leverage preliminary results obtained with this funding to obtain significant
future federal and/or private funding.

Winning proposals are expected to define an integrated research effort distinguished by
intellectual excellence and driven by a clear vision of fundamental advances, new discoveries, or
technological developments having state, national, and global and societal impact aligned with
the areas defined in the strategic plan (e.g., health and wellness, vibrant communities, or global

A requirement of the award is the submission of at least one research proposal to an external
funding source by the end of the award period. We anticipate funding up to 6 proposals of up to
$25,000 each. Applications are due November 6, 2017 with projects to begin January 8, 2018
and work completed no later than June 30, 2019.

For more information on the grants, please read the Giant Steps Research Development RFP document here (in PDF format).