Academic Year Internal Funding Competition Application Deadlines and General Guidelines
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FY 2013 Competitive Grant Cycle*
|Oct 1, 2012||Final Reports due for FY11 New Directions, FY12 STEP, FY12 Vaughnie Lindsay, FY11-12 Hoppe, Mid-term report for FY12-13 Hoppe|
|Oct 5, 2012: |
(Contact school/college for internal deadlines)
|Seed Grants for Transitional and Exploratory Projects (STEP)** |
(Baich Award chosen from STEP applicant pool)
|Oct 26, 2012:||Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award Program|
|Dec 7, 2012:||Distinguished Research Professor Award Program|
|Jan 18, 2013||Assigned Research Time|
|Jan 25, 2013:||Hoppe Research Professor Award Program|
|Mar 1, 2013: |
CAS: Feb. 25, 2013
|Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award|
|Feb. 1, May 1, Sept. 1, Nov. 1||Conference and Workshop Awards|
Special Research & Development Programs
|Competitive Applications Resubmission Incentive (CARI)|
|Any time||Strategic University Research Clusters Initiative (SURCI)|
|Any time||Publication and Production Cost Support|
|Any time||Faculty Travel Support|
|Dec. 1||New Faculty Start-Up Funds|
|Support from other internal sources|
|Institute for Urban Research (IUR): Research Fellows, Urban Scholars Program|
|Illinois Education Research Council (IERC) Faculty Research Fellowships|
|Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) - through the Office of the Provost|
|Graduate Student Research Support|
|Meridian Awards (for community outreach programs) - through the SIUE Foundation|
|Excellence in Undergraduate Education - through Faculty Development Council and Office of the Provost|
*To be eligible for current cycle competitions, applicants must have completed the terms and conditions of previously-funded Graduate School internal grants. Final Reports must be submitted to the Graduate School at least 5 business days before the final program submission deadline.
** Annette and Henry Baich Awards are given to the best STEP proposal in the sciences and engineering selected from the eligible pool of applications.
Research and scholarship provide the intellectual foundation of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In order to encourage and support faculty and staff research, the University, through the Graduate School, provides funding for research projects.
The Graduate School's Office of Research and Projects administers many programs that support research. The Seed grants for Transitional and Exploratory Projects (STEP) makes awards available for faculty and staff to pursue promising research projects for the academic year and summer terms. Matching funds are available to support faculty and staff costs for travel to present papers, publication and production costs, and other costs associated with disseminating research results. The Paul Simon Outstanding Scholar Award is presented to an SIUE faculty member to recognize and promote outstanding research and creative activities and the integration of that research and creative activity into excellent teaching. The Hoppe Research Professor Award and the Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator awards recognize faculty members whose research or creative activities have the promise of making significant contributions to their fields of study. A new faculty orientation session introduces new investigators to the grant proposal process, from drafting initial applications to managing their award. Qualifying faculty members receive a $1500 contribution to their New Faculty Start-Up accounts to support the individual research agenda of new tenure-track faculty after completion of the new faculty orientation with the Office of Research and Projects. Three research competitions are offered on a rotating basis: Equipment and Tools, Assigned Time for Research, and support for Multidisciplinary Teams. Please refer to the menu items on the left or above for further information about all these programs.
Generally, only full-time faculty and staff on continuing appointments are eligible for the Graduate School programs. Faculty may hold concurrent Graduate School awards and/or externally sponsored grants. Certain programs contain additional eligibility requirements. Faculty and staff must review each program's requirements. No member of the faculty and staff is eligible for Graduate School funding if (s)he is delinquent in filing a final report for any internal research program.
The Graduate School programs provide support only for faculty and staff research projects. Research is broadly defined as all creative, critical, scholarly, and/or empirical activity that expands, clarifies, reorganizes, or develops knowledge or artistic perception. This definition of research includes the demonstration, implementation, application and dissemination of research results and those grants designated as research by the granting agency.
DEPARTMENTAL CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT -- includes activities such as curriculum development, the preparation of curriculum materials, curriculum revisions, student interest surveys;
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT -- includes activities such as learning an established technique, a language or methodology; thesis or dissertation;
INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH -- includes activities such as studies related directly to the operation of the university;
PUBLIC SERVICE and CONSULTING ACTIVITIES.
SIUE rules, regulations, and policies regarding the use of human subjects, animal care, biosafety, hazardous waste, radioactive materials, patents and copyrights, royalties and fees, as well as other appropriate University policies apply to all the Graduate School Programs. Faculty and staff are responsible for following the established University compliance procedures regarding these rules and regulations. Faculty and staff may obtain additional information regarding these policies from the Graduate School's Office of Research and Projects.
The expenditure of funds from the Graduate School programs follows normal SIUE regulations. The fiscal control and allocation of funding varies for the programs. Faculty and staff should consult each program's guidelines for specific information on the allocation and expenditure of funds.
Generally, all requests for funding from the Graduate School undergo a peer review process. The Graduate School makes an exception to this process only in the case of requests to the Research and Development (R&D) program for matching funds for the dissemination of research results. In those cases, the Graduate Dean decides the disposition of the request.
The Graduate School coordinates two faculty committees for the review of proposals. The Graduate Council elects members for the Research and Development (R&D) Committee and for the Research and Projects Advisory Board (RPAB). All final decisions for funding rest with the Graduate Dean.
Faculty and staff may appeal the decision made regarding the review or funding of an application for a Graduate School sponsored research grant. After the Graduate School announces the awarding of grants for a competition, an individual may appeal the decision within 30 days of the announcement.
The appeal must be submitted in writing to the Graduate Dean and must describe the basis of the appeal. The Graduate Dean may refer the appeal to the Educational and Research Policies Committee of the Graduate Council for its recommendation.
Every applicant for an internal grant has the right to know the basis on which his or her proposal was evaluated. Applicants may request a critique, i.e., a summary of the reviewers' comments. This summary will be provided by the Office of Research and Projects and it may include a summary of the school or college research committee's comments.
Individuals submitting proposals to the Graduate School competitions may not serve on either the Graduate School's review committee or the school or college research committee for that competition. Recipients of Graduate School funding should consider serving on these committees in the future.
Members of the R&D Committee and of the RPAB may not simultaneously serve on a school or college research committee.