FY 2016 Assigned Research Time (ART) Program Guidelines
January 12, 2015: Applicants submit packages to department chairs.*
January 16, 2015: Departments submit on behalf of applicants to the School/College Dean*
Applicants submit an electronic copy of Pages 1-2 of the cover form to
February 2, 2015: School/College Deans submit applications to the Graduate School
*Department Chairs must provide an evaluation of the application using the Cover Form. Therefore, applicants should coordinate with Chairs about departmental deadlines. Department Chairs are encouraged to coordinate applications internally and submit applications to the Dean on behalf of the Department. This will ensure proper coordination and retain anonymity in evaluation.
Assigned Research Time (ART) Awards are designed to provide seed funding for research to help faculty
The Graduate School will award up to two units of assigned time for research. One unit equals one course buyout or one 50% time graduate research assistant. Applicants may request any combination of the two types of units with a maximum of two units. Requests for assigned time can be made for Fall 2015 and/or Spring 2016 semesters.
Start of Fall Semester 2015 – End of Spring Semester 2016
This program is limited to tenured and tenure-track faculty. The terminal degree must be obtained prior to submittal. Signatures by the Department Chair and School/College Dean certify applicant eligibility.
All applicants must have submitted completed final reports and fulfilled the terms and conditions, including submission of an external grant proposal, of projects previously funded by the SIUE Graduate School at least 5 business days before this program deadline in order to be eligible for this program. This requirement applies to all PIs and Co-PIs of the previous internal award.
All applications must include the following:
1. Assigned Research Time Cover Form, including signatures and ratings of chairs and deans. The budget should contain an accurate estimate for either the cost of call staff in the department and/or for the 50% G.A. Requests for funding beyond the awarded dollar amount will not be granted.
2. Five-Page Proposal Narrative
Describe the background and significance of the project, the goals and specific objectives of the project undertaken during the requested research time, the procedures and methods to be used, and the anticipated outcomes. Narrative must be double-spaced with 1” margins and use either Times New Roman 12 pt. or Ariel 10 or higher font.
Include a one-page timetable for the project, from the desired beginning date to the anticipated date of completion. The Timetable does not count toward Narrative page limit.
4. C.V. (max 2 pages)
Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae (max 2 pages). Applicants are advised to tailor the document to include publications, activities, and projects most relevant to the proposed research.
All proposals must be submitted by the Departments to the College or School Dean by 4:30 PM on Friday, January 16, 2015. NOTE: Internal Coordination is required by the Departments to determine when applicants should submit to the Department Chairs for evaluation before submission to the Deans. Proposals and Deans' evaluations must be received in the Graduate School by 4:30 PM on Monday, February 2, 2015.
Proposals will be reviewed by the Graduate School Research and Development Committee and ad hoc subpanels of faculty peers within the four broad disciplinary areas of Arts & Humanities; Science & Engineering; Biomedical; and Social Science/Business/Education.
Proposals will be evaluated according to the following review criteria:
1. Intellectual merit of the proposed activity
2. Feasibility of the proposed scope of work and research plan
3. Appropriateness of the budget
AS A CONDITION OF THE AWARD, ALL SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO 1) SUBMIT A FINAL REPORT OUTLINING THEIR PROJECT OUTCOMES BY OCTOBER 1, 2016 AND 2) SUMBIT AN EXTERNAL GRANT PROPOSAL BY OCTOBER 1, 2017.
Patience Graybill Condellone
Internal Grants Coordinator
The Graduate School/Office of Research and Projects
AS A CONDITION OF THE AWARD, ALL SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO 1) SUBMIT A FINAL REPORT OUTLINING THEIR PROJECT OUTCOMES BY OCTOBER 1, 2016 AND 2) SUBMIT AN EXTERNAL GRANT PROPOSAL BY OCTOBER 1, 2017.