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Grant Support Awards

Call for Applications—Deadline, Friday February 14, 2014

Each semester, the Provost's Office funds awards for the support of grant writing. The Center for Faculty Development manages the application, screening, and selection processes. The current selection round is for Fall 2014 awards.

A hard copy of the application, including signatures from your chair and your dean, is due in Academic and Student Affairs (SSB-330) by the close of business on Friday February 14. Please read closely the objectives and criteria prior to completing your application. The rubric for selection is available here (21 KB) , and examples of successful applications can be viewed on the "Sample Applications page "

RFP Fall 2014 (35 KB)

Objectives: The Provost is making available funds to encourage activities that will lead to external grant proposal development/submission. The intent of this program is to leverage existing Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Costs Recovery funds to secure additional sources of external grant funding in the future.

  • There is no preference for proposals seeking government versus private grant opportunities.
  • Proposals under development may be for any amount.
  • There is no preference for proposals that, if successful, will result in additional F&A funds.

The primary goal of Grant Support Awards is to encourage faculty to become involved in applying for external grants.

Criteria: The criteria differ slightly for awards of reassigned time and awards of seed money:

 

Reassigned Time Awards

Start-Up Money Awards

Criteria

The grant project under development aligns with the College and relevant school and department missions and strategic plans.

The grant project under development aligns with the College and relevant school and department missions and strategic plans.

The application is written for a non-specialist in the field.

The application is written for a non-specialist in the field.

The application clearly demonstrates that the Grant Support Awards Program is the appropriate source of funds for the project at its current stage.

The application clearly demonstrates that the Grant Support Awards Program is the appropriate source of funds for the project at its current stage.

The application demonstrates clear plans, including a timeline, for grant proposal submission to an external funding agency.

The application clearly describes the “start up” activities that will take place, including a timeline, which will lead to a draft proposal narrative.

 

All components of the proposed budget are justified in the narrative.

Award suitable for:

Faculty who have identified a funding agency and are ready to write the proposal

Faculty who have an idea that is likely to result in an external grant application but who need to do additional research or work to develop the idea further

Please note that Grant Support Awards are not a source for PD/research/travel funds unconnected to external grant writing.