Provost's Fund Symposium


Join us on January 31 for a special showcase of research funded through the Provost's Fund for Innovation in Research, the largest investment in seed funding for faculty research in university history.


Provost's Fund for Innovation in Research

In January 2022, Executive Vice President & Provost Roy Haggerty, in partnership with the Office of Research & Economic Development, established a $1.8 million dollar fund for faculty in support of interdisciplinary research in alignment with President Tate’s Scholarship First Agenda. The LSU Pentagon includes five priority areas: agriculture, biomedicine and biotechnology, coast and environment, defense and cybersecurity and energy—key economic drivers for Louisiana based on existential needs—across every discipline, department, college and program.

The Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Research (PFIR) supports single investigator projects as well as projects led by large, interdisciplinary research teams. The PFIR supports dissemination of research, through travel, talks and conferences and research infrastructure improvements, including equipment repair. While many of the projects fall within a priority area, several span multiple priority areas. The first round of funding from the PFIR was awarded to seed 33 different research projects with 77 faculty members spanning across LSU.

Another $1.8 million dollars was made available through the Provost's Fund for Innovation in Research in fall 2023. Applications are currently open through InfoReady (

About the Event

The Provost's Fund Symposium will showcase projects made possible through the Provost's Fund for Innovation in Research. Faculty will present their research via posters or presentations.

Date: January 31, 2023

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Barnes Ogden Art & Design Complex


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