Pan-University Institutes

Explore to Build

This year we will select 3-6 innovative, collaborative projects through the Letter of Intent (LOI) process and fund each with $80,000 to advance their exploratory research.

The funds are intended to stimulate creative collaborations across disciplines at a large scale, better preparing teams to compete for the next Pan-University Institute search in 2018-19.

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  • Who is eligible? All UVA faculty & staff
  • Does it need to have multiple schools involved? YES,
  • 2017-18 will be a preparatory round | 2018-19 will name next Institute
  • LOI due November 13, 2017 | We will select 3-6 projects @$80K
  • Have a question? Email


Date Event
September 6, 2017 Pan-U Celebration Launch Event
October 4, 2017 Possible Q & A Forum
November 13, 2017 LOI Proposals Due
December 11, 2017 Announce Selected Projects
January - August 2018 Projects Ad Hoc Consulting
September 2018 Launch 2018-2019 Process


Co-sponsored by VP for Research