Provost's Investment Fund Fall 2019 Recipients

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Provost's Investment Fund Fall 2019 Recipients

To: All Faculty and Staff

From:

Liesl Folks, Ph.D., MBA
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Subject: Provost's Investment Fund Fall 2019 Recipients

Date: December 5, 2019

I am writing to share the outcomes for the Fall 2019 Provost's Investment Fund round. We received 86 proposals in this round, including at least one from every college, requesting approximately $12.5 million in funds. The review team consisting of diverse faculty and staff reviewed and ranked all the proposals, with the result that the following 12 proposals will be funded, for $1.6 million over 3 years. My hearty congratulations to the awardees, and thanks to all those who made submissions.

Among the lead investigators on the 12 proposals awarded, based on self-identification data we have on race, ethnicity and gender, we have: 58% are led by males and 42% are led by females; 4 Hispanic; 1 American Indian or Alaska Native; 0 Asian; 1 Black or African American; 0 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; 6 White. (I regret that I don't have the demographic data for the full teams!)

Here's the full list of colleges, amounts and projects:

Honors College
$170,000
Honors College Environmental Grand Challenge Project at Biosphere 2: Preparing Tomorrow's Disruptive Problem Solvers

College of Engineering
$48,000
Development of Master of Engineering in Robotics

College of Nursing
$157,000
Complex Adaptive Competency Lab

College of Medicine – Tucson
$156,000
Development of a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Medicine

College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture
$75,000
Strategic Investment in Computer Lab for 4IR Readiness

College of Science (CoS) / Research, Innovation, Impact (RII)
$156,000
Building Equity and Capacity for Undergraduate Research and Improved Student Retention

College of Engineering
$174,000
Modernization of the San Xavier Mining Laboratory

Honors College
$40,000
Honors College Big Ideas, Grand Challenges Lecture and Debate Series

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
$164,000
New Master's Program in Bilingual Journalism, Cultural Competence and Innovation

James E. Rogers College of Law
$160,000
Graduate Certficate in Aging Law and Privacy; Graduate Certificate in Health Information Privacy and Data Security

College of Applied Sciences and Technology
$143,000
Building Cyber Security for Bluetooth Networks, Industrial Controls Systems (ICS), and Critical Infrastructure

Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
$157,000
Development of One Health Undergraduate Program with a Global Reach

Funded projects are required to submit annual reports at the end of each fiscal year. The reports may be shared with Provost Leadership Team, Provost's Council, Deans' Council, President's Senior Leadership Team, and will be included in our PIF Annual Report.

Note that the next round of PIF funding is now open for submissions. For more information, please visit https://provost.arizona.edu/provost-investment-fund.
 

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