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How RD can help

How requests for RD assistance are evaluated and prioritized

RD directors and, as appropriate, the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, review requests for assistance, taking into consideration factors including but not limited to:

  • Current and projected workload of RD personnel
  • Timeliness of request – 8 weeks or more before the due date
  • Degree to which the proposed research is multi-, inter- or transdisciplinary, as evidenced by involvement of investigators from multiple departments and/or units
  • Extent to which the proposed research crosses campus (General Campus, Health Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography) boundaries
  • Budget size
  • Likelihood of proposal success
  • Anticipated campus impact

How do I know if the total dollar-request is large enough to request support?

We understand that typical budget requests vary greatly among disciplines. For the natural and applied sciences, “large enough” might mean $10 million or more. Social sciences and humanities budgets are often more modest. Investigators in all fields are encouraged to apply for RD assistance.


Contact us to discuss how we can help with your proposal efforts.

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