These pages are designed to provide SIUE faculty and staff with information about developing and preparing grant proposals. Please use the links on the navigation bar to obtain information about funding agencies, and other institutional resources. If you need additional assistance in preparing your proposal please contact Teri Gulledge or Patience Graybill in the Office of Research and Projects.
Information for New Faculty
How to Find Funding
Proposal Writing Help
|Agency-Specific Information |
Dept of Energy
Dept of Ed--FIPSE
|SEARCH FOR FUNDING|
|PIVOT Database provides access to current funding opportunities from federal, state, international, private, and non-profit funders. With over $33 million in opportunities listed, this comprehensive database contains complete, yet concise information about programs, deadlines, and other scholars. The Scholars function allows users to create a profile and search for other scholars as potential collaborators. Account holders may track, share, and save searches, as well as receive weekly updates about favored opportunities. For more information, see the Lovejoy LIbrary Lib Guide on Pivot.|
It is a good idea to address the following topics early in the proposal development phase. In some cases it could take considerable time to manage all applicable clearance, compliance and certification processes, and to uncover the mysteries of budgeting for a grant.
Compliance and Oversight - Various committees on campus review and approve protocols for adherence to government and University regulations in the following areas: human subjects protection, animal studies, conflict of interest, environmental health and safety, radiation safety, biological & chemical safety, and Federal export controls.
Private Sponsors - You will find numerous funding opportunities available through private foundations and corporations listed in the Community of Science (COS) database. Before approaching a private foundation or corporation, however, University clearance may be required. For further information please contact the ORP.
Letters of Support - Funding opportunities that request University matching funds will require letters of support from both your school dean and your department chair. If you propose to utilize university facilities such as NCERC Biofuels Research Center or East St. Louis Center in your application, you will need letters of support from both the director of the center and the dean of the appropriate school.
Preparing a Budget - Federal cost-accounting principles and administrative requirements from the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) determine how you can spend your money on a federal research grant. There are legal and financial implications to improper expenditures, so it is important to make sure your proposal budget is in compliance with federal regulations. The ORP can assist you in preparing your budget for applications to both federal and private sponsors. Please see Budget Preparation for further information.
Constraints on Eligibility- Some funding agencies -- both private and public -- restrict the number of applications they will accept from a single institution within a given funding cycle. For these programs, an internal competition will be conducted to determine which proposal(s) will represent SIUE. Internal deadlines are set well in advance of the agency deadlines in order to allow ample time for the adjudication of faculty proposals.
Intellectual Property, Licensing, Patents - Please notify the ORP for assistance with any intellectual property issues, from patents, copy-rights, know-how, and proprietary materials to consulting agreements and research contracts.
|Additional information for new faculty|
If you are new to the world of sponsored projects you may want to check out the following websites:
Research Funding Opportunities for New Faculty (UC Berkeley) This site maintains a list of Young Investigator Awards from the Department of Defense, NASA, NIH, NSF and various non-profit agencies.
|You will find virtually all the funding opportunities available through private foundations and corporations listed in the Pivot funding opportunities database. Contrary to the site's title, the database also includes sources that provide funding in the arts, humanities and other non-scientific areas. |
Visit the Pivot Database and Create a Search Profile.
--Researchers can receive a weekly Funding Alert customized to their area of expertise. This allows Pivot to do the work for you and send you regular e-mails in areas related to your research.
When crafting a proposal keep the following tips in mind:
NEH: "Advice on Preparing Your Grant" National Endowment for the Humanities
ONR Procedure for Submitting a Proposal Office of Naval Research
--Samples of successful SIUE proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and other agencies are available upon request in the Office of Research and Projects. For more information, please contact Teri Gulledge or Patience Graybill.
--Individual funding agencies have their own protocols for offering information about funded projects. Agency and grant program web sites are the best starting points for finding information about past-funded proposals.
The following links and sources of information are listed in order to facilitate the writing of your proposal narrative. Please proceed to the Budget Preparation page when you are ready to move on to the next part of your proposal. And, as always, please contact ORP for assistance as needed.
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General information about the institution
SIUE, located in Edwardsville, Illinois in the greater metropolitan St.Louis area, is a predominantly undergraduate institution with approximately thirteen thousand students, almost eleven thousand of which are undergraduates. Originally a satellite campus in the SIU system, SIUE was launched in 1957 as two "residence centers" in Alton and Edwardsville respectively, expecting to enroll 800 students; more than double that number applied. Today SIUE is a major public university offering a broad choice of degrees and programs ranging from career-oriented fields of study to dynamic academic disciplines. There are seven Schools at the university, including the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Schools of Business, Dental Medicine, Education, Engineering, Nursing and Pharmacy. The world-class facilities include extensive research laboratories, vibrant community outreach activities, a state-of-the-art corporate research park, and cultural treasures such as the 30-acre Myer Arboretum and a geodesic dome designed by former faculty member R. Buckminster Fuller.
Number of Students and Faculty, 2009
*Black, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic.
The following abstracts have been provided by the various schools and institutes at SIUE.
Mass Communications Facilities & Equipment: television studio, video editing lab, field cameras, etc.
Performance and Exhibit Spaces:
Physics Research Labs: including a laser lab, optical coating lab, semiconductor lab
Kinesiology & Health Education Facilities: incl. Exercise Physiology Lab, Physical Activity Clinic
Dept. of Psychology Resources Center: incl. labs for testing and research
Special Education and Communication Disorders Facilities Page: incl. Instructional Materials Center, Speech Language and Hearing Clinic
Southern Illinois Professional Development Center- focus on adult learning
School of Education Community Outreach Page: incl. Attention and Behavior Clinic, Cougar Literacy Clinic, Math and Science summer programs, Speech-Language-Hearing Center, etc.
Computer Science Facilities Page: including a mobile robotics lab, virtual reality lab, human-computer interaction lab
Electrical & Computer Engineering Labs Page: incl. Computer Vision and Image Processing Lab, motor/power lab, Open Computing (SCAD), Networking lab, Digital Signal Processing lab, Controls lab, Radio Frequency Lab, VLSI Design Lab, Microcontroller/Computer Design Lab
Industrial Engineering Facilities: incl. Biomechanics lab, CIM lab, Manufacturing Enterprise Lab (in development), SIAM
Mechanical Engineering Facilities Page: incl. Aerodynamics, Dynamics and Control, Fluid Engineering, Heat Transfer, Mechanics and Material, Structural Materials Testing, Thermodynamics
Special Collections: incl. University Archive, National Ragtime and Jazz Archive, Music Special Collections, US Government Documents and Maps
OtherDesign, Assessment Tools and Analysis (DATA) Consultants (Dept. of Psychology)
|When planning your submission timeline, please consider the following: |
--Read the grant program guidelines carefully to determine the required means of submission. Whether by mail or by electronic submission portal, the ORP Pre-Award Staff (Teri Gulledge and Patience Graybill) may assist you with your submission materials.
--As the Authorized Institutional Representative, only the Associate Provost for Research may submit or accept proposals on behalf of the institution. Therefore, all grants and contracts submitted by SIUE faculty and staff must undergo an internal approval process that gathers approvals from department administrators, school deans, and the Office of Research and Projects before submission of the proposal. Please allow one to two weeks for this process as you plan your submission.
--All grant and contract proposals must be submitted to the Graduate School with a Proposal Approval Form containing the signatures of chairs and school deans at least five (5) business days before the agency deadline to allow proper time for review.
--Please plan in extra time for electronic submissions. Submission of a proposal often involves the use of an electronic portal and may require that the Office of Research & Projects submit on your behalf. Working with ORP pre-award staff (Teri Gulledge and Patience Graybill) early in the proposal development process will allow proper and timely preparation of electronic proposal packages.
--For more information, visit the Electronic Submission webpage.