Yes, these Clemson resources may be used as cost share. However, this is only acceptable if it is permitted by the terms of the other grant(s) and by those administering the funds. PIs are expected to provide copies of their funded grant proposals and to provide a clear justification of the need for additional funds in their R-Initiative proposals. Cost shared funds must be transferred to a VPR account upon award, including cost shared funds from other Clemson grants.
Yes. The solicitation lists a two year maximum for support but no minimum. However, reviewers will be looking for proposals that include plans for transitioning researchers to other types of financial support for longer terms.
Each proposal should request funding for one researcher. There is no limit to the number of proposals that a department or center may submit. However, it is unlikely that a department or center will receive more than one award per cycle.
Proposal development staff/consultants/firms are allowable expenses. An emeritus professor of Clemson University may be hired as a consultant so long as there is not another employment relationship with Clemson University.