3Cavaliers 2.0

3Cavaliers 2.0


SIF171  3C 2.0

Project Manager: Melur "Ram" Ramasubramanian

Approved: December 2020

The purpose of this proposal is to provide a second round of funding for the 3Cavaliers program as a follow up to SIF129.

Project Dates: 1/01/2021 – 12/31/2023

Funding Awarded: $2,600,000

Executive Summary

This seed funding program will support new, collaborative, high-risk, early-stage research between three UVA faculty members (3 Cavaliers) from at least two units representing disparate disciplines to form interdisciplinary Cavalier Trios (“CTs”) across UVA Grounds to address complex global societal challenges with consequential outcomes. This SIF award provides a funding for a second round of the 3Cavaliers (3C) seed funding program, which was originally funded under SIF Project #129. By empowering faculty creativity and significantly advancing our interdisciplinary research culture, this program will increase the research capacity of the University and position the faculty teams to be highly competitive for extramural funding from federal agencies and philanthropic organizations, and/or enable faculty to progress toward the gold standard of scholarly excellence in their field.