The Center for Human-Computer Interaction (CHCI), part of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), invites proposals for internal planning grants leading to large-scale externally funded research efforts.

The goal of this program is to identify and support interdisciplinary teams of researchers in convergent research areas to prepare for submission of large external grant proposals. In this context, “large” grants are defined as externally funded projects with a total budget of $2 million or more.  

A CHCI planning grant will support new or existing teams to perform activities, such as team building and project scoping, that are necessary to enable the submission of a competitive large proposal in the future. This internal planning grant should lead directly to an external proposal submission as a next step, but the external submission may be a stepping stone to the envisioned large grant (i.e., an external planning grant or small grant).

Proposals should come from teams of at least two investigators from at least two different departments or disciplines. Any research area or theme related to human-computer interaction is within the scope of the program. Convergence between HCI and one or more other areas is strongly encouraged.

The program has a total budget of $40,000, which may be used to support one or multiple awards.

Applications must be submitted by April 8, 2020. Find more information about the funding and submission details online.