University Research Council
Provost Maher delivered the Council charge. He asked the Council to:
The University’s various seed-grant programs were
discussed. The FAS and CRDF seed-grant
committees should coordinate their work so that they do not duplicate awards. The
The Entrepreneurial Oversight Committee discussed how members of the faculty develop products for the market. Technological innovations often require extensive development before they can be considered commercially viable products. The Council could examine whether it can award grants to help faculty develop discoveries and inventions.
The NSF’s educational programs include an initiative on undergraduate education that helps foster education and teaching in the sciences. The NIH may also have a program with similar goals