The Strategic University Proposal and Platform Opportunity Review Team (SUPPORT) is a Vice-President (Research) (VPR) led initiative created to help faculty member become more successful in major grant competition and awards while ensuring that institutional commitment identified in applications can be fulfilled. SUPPORT also provides a clear and transparent process for participating in institutional program opportunities. SUPPORT assists the VPR and the Research Services Office in reviewing, approving, and prioritizing institutional level projects and in providing guidance on the supports, commitments and approvals that need to be in place in advance of submission and implementation.
SUPPORT’s function is of a strategic nature. Rather than duplicating the scientific review role (already performed at the level of the faculties), SUPPORT:
SUPPORT consists of four subcommittees responsible for program specific proposal development and review. There is also a SUPPORT Executive committee.
SUPPORT membership includes an interdisciplinary and voluntary group of Faculty members from across campus who have been nominated by their Faculty based on their research excellence.
In addition, SUPPORT includes Associate Vice Presidents Research, senior members from key service units (Campus Planning, Facilities Management), and Research Services staff with program expertise.
For further information about SUPPORT, including membership lists, joining a committee, or further information about the internal review process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.