College Applied Research Development Fund

College Applied Research Development Fund

The College Applied Research Development (CARD) Fund is provided by Applied Research to encourage faculty, staff, and students to engage in research activities at the College. The intent is to develop and build internal research capacity within the College while providing a platform for innovation for those who are eager to conduct practical research, but are in need of opportunities and resources.

In general, the funding is intended to be used to:

  • conduct short-term applied research projects;
  • carry out demonstration and/or proof-of-concept applied research projects;
  • prepare industry-focused applied research proposals;
  • conduct and assess the commercial potential of projects;
  • provide assistance in proposal preparation; and/or
  • support research dissemination – including the preparation and presentation of publications, as well as organization of research workshops and symposiums.

The fund has now provided over $750,000 to faculty and students to conduct applied research projects. The value of each award is typically up to $7,500. Projects may exceed this amount, but internal and/or external sources of funding are required in such situations. The CARD funding supports:

  • research salary assistance;
  • travel;
  • materials;
  • equipment;
  • and other miscellaneous costs.

For questions, please contact Jose Delos Reyes (

Deadline for this year’s completion is March 10, 2017.


CARD Guidelines

How to Complete CARD Form in ROMEO

ROMEO Portal