Biology Research and Instruction Enhancement Fund (BRIEF) Program

A key to continued high quality growth and development of Division of Biology research and instructional activities is enhancement of faculty capabilities to conduct research and improve instruction. The BRIEF Program supports these faculty activities with funds that come to the Division from sponsored research overhead. There are seven different funding categories in this program, each with a slightly different application requirement. In all cases, the goal is to enhance the ability of our faculty to secure or ensure stable funding for research and instructional activities, equipment, and facilities. In each case, the applications are reviewed by the BRIEF Committee. Members of the BRIEF Committee who have applications under consideration or have other conflicts of interest are excluded from the review process. The Committee makes funding recommendations to the Division Director, who is responsible for final funding decisions. Applications for categories without specific deadlines are accepted anytime. SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO DR. ROLLIE CLEM IN ELECTRONIC FORMAT (as a single pdf file e-mailed to

The seven categories in the BRIEF Program are:

BRIEF Awards 2015-2022 (will require eID/password)