Sponsored and administered by the Division of Research, Economic Development, and Engagement in partnership with the Academic Affairs and Health Sciences Divisions.
Purpose: To assist new faculty in developing self-sustaining research program upon arrival at ECU.
Process: The request for start-up funds is made by the Department and College, through the Associate Dean for Research, to the Vice Chancellor for Research, Economic Development, and Engagement when the intended recipient is being recruited to ECU. The application is comprised of the candidate's CV, a detailed research plan including funding opportunities, a career development/mentoring plan in the form of a letter from the chair and/or VCR, budget justification and budget on budget template. Awards are typically for 3 years with an annual funding level consistent with the level of annual extramural funding required to sustain an active research and creative activity program in the recipient's discipline.
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Expectation: Award recipients will develop active programs leading to scholarly activity and submission of high quality proposals that are competitive for extramural funding at a level sufficient to sustain the recipient's research and creative activities for the duration of their tenure at ECU.