Fueling our Future funding showcase set for Sept. 16

The third annual Fueling Our Future Internal Funding Showcase will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 in the William Pitt Union, Ballroom and Assembly Room.

This year’s showcase, sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research, will honor the awardees of the 2022 Pitt Momentum Funds, Pitt Seed and other internal funding awards. 

“An important focus of the Momentum Funds is to support partnerships,” reads a message in the event’s program from Provost Ann Cudd and Rob Rutenbar, senior vice chancellor for research. “We want to set our faculty teams up for success, so the default setting for the funds is ‘collaborate.’ Because of that, we’ve selected ideas that span disciplines and the campus organizational chart. University-level support lowers barriers and allows faculty to focus on their projects.”

The event will include a welcome from Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, and a reception and poster session. A panel discussion on Pitt Seed 2.0 will include Cudd and Rutenbar, along with Jennifer Woodward, vice chancellor for sponsored programs and research operations, and Jennifer Decima, Pitt IT portfolio and project management office.

Register through the University Calendar.

Apply for next round of funding

The application period for the 2022-23 Pitt Momentum Funds is now open. The deadline to express interest is noon Sept. 19. Full applications are due by noon Oct. 17.

The suite of funds consists of: 

Arts & Humanities Microgrants, which support smaller-scale projects for individual faculty or teams in the arts and humanities; 

Priming Grants, which support significant and innovative scholarship by individual or small groups of faculty; 

Teaming Grants, which support the early-stage planning and capacity building of large multidisciplinary projects;

Scaling Grants, which support the detailed project planning, gathering of proof-of-concept results, and reduction of technical risk so that teams can competitively pursue large, complex, extramural funding.

Find more information on the application process here.