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RGS announces research support

By Susan Trulove

Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 02 - September 3, 1998

Research and Graduate Studies is pleased to announce an investment program dedicated to enhancing research and scholarship activities at Virginia Tech.
ASPIRES (A Support Program for Innovative Research Strategies) is made possible by funds provided from the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research/Dean of the Graduate School, and the Central Capital Account. Awards will be made to Virginia Tech faculty members on a competitive basis in response to proposals which describe strategies for improving sponsored-research activities, the distinction of scholarship, and the quality of graduate education in all academic disciplines.
This competition is not intended to replace the search for sponsored research from other sources; rather it is intended to solicit proposals which will enhance the quality, reputation, and competitiveness of research and scholarship activities at Virginia Tech.
It is anticipated that approximately 30 awards will be made, typically in the range of $10,000 to $50,000. Continuation of this program in subsequent years is not assured, and thus, priority will be given to those proposals which show evidence of the attainment of the desired objectives within the 1999 calendar year.
To apply, download the instructions and forms and budget sheet from http://www.rgs.vt.edu/aspires/index.html (MS Word 6 format and MS Excel 4.0 format).
The proposal deadline is Friday, Sept. 18. Thirteen copies of the completed proposal should be delivered to 306 Burruss by 5 p.m.
Send suggestions or comments to Eugene Brown at efbrown@vt.edu.