Training

Innovator Award Program

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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).

Program Sponsor

WRF

 

The Innovator Award Program is made possible by funding from the Washington Research Foundation.

Eligible Applicants

Any individual, except faculty members, currently performing research at ISB with the skills, knowledge and resources to carry out the proposed work is invited to submit an application 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

2022
January
  • January 18, 2022: Q&A (2022-2023 Innovators)
  • January 24, 2022: Application process opens (2022-2023 Innovators)
2022
February
  • February 1, 2022: Q3 progress report due (2021-2022 Innovators)
  • February 21, 2022: Letter of intent due (2022-2023 Innovators)
2022
March
  • March 8, 2022: Deadline for administrative components (2022-2023 Innovators)
  • March 11, 2022: Complete application deadline (2022-2023 Innovators)
  • March 25, 2022: Project pitch presenters announced (2022-2023 Innovators)
  • March 30, 2022: Project pitches (2022-2023 Innovators)
2022
April
  • April 5, 2022: Awardees announced (2022-2023 Innovators)
2022
May
  • May 16, 2022: Q4 progress report due (2021-2022 Innovators)
  • Date TBD: Final presentations (2021-2022 Innovators)
2022
July
  • July 1, 2022: Q1 progress reports due (2022-2023 Innovators)
2022
October
  • October 3, 2022: Q2 progress reports due (2022-2023 Innovators)
  • TBD: Mid-award presentations (2022-2023 Innovators)
2023
January
  • January 9, 2023: Q3 reports due (2022-2023 Innovators)
2023
April
  • April 3, 2023: Q4 progress reports due (2022-2023 Innovators)
  • TBD: Final presentations (2022-2023 Innovators)