College of Applied and Natural Sciences
Faculty Research Mini-Grants


Funds are available from the College of Applied and Natural Sciences to support research projects of the College faculty. The purpose of these grants is to promote College faculty research activity, leading to increased competitiveness for external funding of faculty research.

 

Eligibility:

Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors holding a continuing, full-time appointment in the College of Applied and Natural Sciences are eligible for funding. Proposals may be submitted by individual ANS faculty members or by groups of two or more ANS faculty members.

 

Support Levels:

Proposals submitted by the deadline will be reviewed for funding by the ANS Research Council. Although a maximum level of support per proposal has not been established, it is anticipated that several proposals will be funded (the average level of funding for successful proposals in recent years was approximately $850). Proposals may be awarded partial funding.

 

Spending Guidelines:

Grant funds may be used to purchase items such as equipment, supplies, or software. Grant funds may not be used to supplement a faculty member's salary or for student labor. No requests for other types of salary will be funded. Requests for cash incentives or gifts of any kind for participants in a project will not be funded. Only travel directly associated with research activities will be considered for funding. Travel to a meeting, even to present research findings, will not be supported by this program (proposals seeking travel support can be submitted to the ANS Travel Grant Program). Grant funds must be spent no later than April 1, 2017. All funds not spent by April 1, 2017, will revert to the college.

 

Application Guidelines:

Fill out the application completely. Failure to do so will result in the immediate denial of funding for the project.

The Budget and Justification section should include explicitly and in detail how funds will be used. Requests for funding to pay salaries, or for gifts or incentives will not be supported. Only travel directly associated with research activities will be considered for funding. Travel to a meeting, even to present research findings, will not be supported. Awarded funds may only be used for items requested and approved in the proposal budget.

When preparing proposals, faculty should keep in mind that the review panel may not be experts in their field of research. As such, clarity in writing the proposal and budget is important.

Post-Award Expectations:

Faculty members receiving funding are required to report progress at the College of Applied and Natural Sciences Research Symposium, scheduled for April 20, 2017.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for applications to be considered for the current round of funding is October 21, 2016.

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