Incremental Improvement (RIG-II)

Track Overview

The purpose of this for assisting iSchool researchers who could greatly improve their research efforts by means of limited financial support and who have exhausted all other available funding sources (researchers should consult with the research support staff about alternative potential funding sources before submitting a RIG-II proposal). The track provides small amounts of funding to encourage individuals or teams of researchers to complete cutting-edge research that has the potential to develop into a high impact research stream.

Support Provided

The amount of support will depend upon the nature of the research, the specific needs of the project, and the methods being proposed. On average, the support will be less than $1,000.00.

Examples of Possible Activities

  • Research-related travel
  • Study participant payments
  • Supplies for carrying out research activities
  • Special computing needs (e.g., cloud services, software, printing, etc.)
  • Other miscellaneous research expenses clearly tied to the project

If there are any questions, please contact the Research Coordinator, Diane Travis, at

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