Faculty Summer Research Grant Program
College Dean must approve and submit the proposal by the following RSP deadline:
- Fall 2022: November 2
Proposals must include the following components in one PDF file attached to the application (eSign Form). Please give yourself, your department chair, and college dean plenty of time for this process.
Proposal Narrative (NOT TO EXCEED TWO PAGES).
- Project timeline and, where appropriate, bibliography (NOT TO EXCEED ONE PAGE).
- Current Curriculum Vitae (NOT TO EXCEED TWO PAGES).
- Submit all required components as one PDF file, attached to the Faculty Summer Research Grant application (eSign Form) and forward to your Department Chair.
Department Chairs should review the application, enter their written comments on the eSign form, and forward their approvals to their College Dean.
DEANS (SUBMISSION DEADLINE)
In the esign form, College Deans should review the materials and submit the proposal by approving the application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for Deans to Submit to RSP
Fall 2022: November 2
IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications without approval from a Department Chair and College Dean or materials received after the deadline for submission to RSP will not be considered for funding.
AWARD NOTIFICATION DATE
Faculty will be notified of award decisions on or before December 7, 2022.
We suggest that application materials are sent to.... *
- Department Chairs: 2 weeks before RSP deadline
- College Deans: 1 week before RSP Deadline
*Be sure to check if your department/college has set specific internal deadlines!
EVALUATION OF PROPOSALS
Proposals will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Research and Creative Activities Council who submit their recommendations to the Vice Provost for Research for approval.
Research and Creative Activities Grants are awarded for research, scholarly or artistic/creative endeavors, but not for the development of curricular materials. A Research and Creative Activities Council (RCAC) multi-disciplinary committee of faculty evaluates proposals based on the following criteria and makes recommendations to the Vice Provost for Research:
The committee will be looking for clarity, completeness, and strength of statement of need/problem/creative activity. They will be considering whether or not there is the opportunity for advancing professional scholarship of the faculty member. They will assess the proposed work's likely impact on discipline/students/community. The committee will also judge the suitability/feasibility of the proposed methods, staffing and timeline. (Note: Due to the diverse backgrounds of the committee members, be sure to explain methods or techniques that are specific to your field and may not be clear to a researcher from another field.) Clarity and feasibility of endpoints (publication/performance/display/seeking external funding, etc.) will also be considered. The committee is also concerned with the equitable distribution of awards across colleges.
The evaluation is based on the following criteria and the advisor’s comments:
- Has scholarly and / or creative merit that benefits the field
- The proposed work is well-defined, and the proposal is clearly presented
- Significantly impacts researcher's educational goals
- Is manageable within the proposed timeframe with the funding available
- Describes an appropriate dissemination plan
- The budget is well-justified