Training

Innovator Award Program

Program ObjectiveInnovator Award Icon

The Innovator Award Program was created in 2017 to catalyze collaborative research for innovation and discovery within ISB. This internal program is designed to support novel research ideas that cut across disciplines and research groups. Through this program, highly motivated researchers within ISB will have an opportunity to apply for a one-year funding award that will support high-risk, high-reward projects. For an overview of the program, view the program flyer.

Program Details

  • Projects must cut across research disciplines with significant participation from at least two faculty groups.
  • The funding duration for this award is one year.
  • We will fund up to three innovative projects, with a cap of $50,000 (budgets up to $65,000 will be considered with a strong justification).

Eligible Applicants

Any individual (except faculty members) currently employed by ISB with the skills, knowledge and resources to carry out the proposed work is invited to submit an application – limit one – for consideration. Applicants developing an education-focused proposal must partner with the ISB Education team (Logan Center or Systems Education Experiences).

Application and Review Process

Key Dates

2021
January
  • January 13, 2021: Innovator Award Q&A
  • January 25, 2021: Application process opens
2021
February
  • February 1, 2021: Letter of Intent due
  • February 8, 2021: Last day to send notification of intent
  • February 26, 2021: Deadline to complete the administrative components
2021
April
  • April 5, 2021: Application deadline
  • April 19, 2021: Application review complete
  • April 20, 2021: Awardees announced
2021
May
  • May 3, 2021: Program start
  • May 6, 2021: Kick off presentations
2021
August
  • August 2, 2021, Q1 progress report due
2021
November
  • November 1, 2021, Q2 progress report due
  • November 15, 2021, Mid Award Presentation
2022
February
  • February 1, 2022, Q3 progress report due
2022
April
  • April 15, 2022, Q4 progress report due
2022
May
  • May 16, 2022, Q4 progress report due
  • Date TBD, Final presentation