Support Innovative Possibilities

TC's Provost Investment Fund has backed more than 100 projects to support promising faculty work. Seed funding helped Associate Professor of Counseling and Clinical Psychology Lena Verdeli (center) to become a pioneer in global mental health. >>Read more
Lena Verdeli

Seed funding allows TC to serve as an incubator for early program concepts.

Provost Investment Fund (PIF)

This in-house venture capital mechanism helps launch promising faculty ideas and position them to attract major funding from external sources.

Multiple, 2-year grants up to $20,000 seed cross-disciplinary proposals from faculty for innovative
pilot projects.


Named PIF Program

$5 million

Named PIF Endowed Fund

$350,000

Restricted outright gift

$20,000

Rapid Prototyping Fund (RPF)

Support of RPF helps jump-start non-credit programs including online and blended programs where successful ventures from faculty and advanced graduate students will be funded.


Named RPF Program

$2 million

Named RPF Endowed Fund

$100,000

Restricted outright gift

$15,000