The New Investigator Awards are made to tenure-track SIUE faculty members in order to recognize and support individual programs of research or creative activities. These Awards recognize faculty members whose research or creative activities have the promise of making significant contributions to their fields of study, their respective school/department and to SIUE in general. Recipients are expected to produce published scholarly works/products and externally sponsored grants/contracts.
Eligible applicants must have earned appropriate terminal degrees in their disciplines and have regular full-time tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. Eligible junior faculty may apply any time after successful completion of their first year at SIUE and before promotion to Associate Professor. Recipients must be at the Assistant Professor level throughout the duration of their New Investigator award. Previous recipients of the New Investigator Award, or recipients of external awards over $30,000 while at SIUE, are not eligible to apply.
Nature of Award
Up to two Lindsay New Investigator Awards will be made per year. These awards are designed to support a significant and discrete portion of a faculty member's larger research agenda. A cost-share equaling 20% of the total award is required from the applicant’s college/school. Each recipient of the New Investigator award will receive $10,000 from the Graduate School and $2,500 from their unit for a total of $12,500 for a one-year period. Summer funding is not included in this award. Funds may be expended for:
New Investigator Award recipients must submit a grant proposal for external funding by the time of the final report (October of the following year).
Applicants must have the endorsement of their Department Chair and Dean. Applications for a New Investigator Award must be sent to the school/college Dean’s Office. Department Chairs and the Dean will provide an assessment of the applicant’s scholarly potential and ongoing contribution to the school and department. Those evaluations along with the proposals will be submitted by the school/college Dean's Office to the Graduate School. The proposals, along with the Evaluations from the Department Chair, the School/College Research Committee and School/College Dean will be reviewed by the Graduate School's RPAB Committee.
There are no formal guidelines for formatting the evaluation documents from the Dean or Department Chair. The evaluations should address the criteria enumerated below under "Selection Criteria," and provide an overall assessment of the applicant’s scholarly potential and ongoing contribution to the school/department. The evaluation should also include a clear statement from the applicant's school/department outlining its 20% cost-share commitment, preferably indicating the budget line items the unit would like to support.
Complete applications are due in the school/college deans' office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013 to allow sufficient time to prepare a thorough evaluation.The final proposal materials (including the Dean's and Chair's evaluations) are due by 4:30 p.m. on April 2, 2013 in the Graduate School, Campus Box 1046, or Room 2202 in Rendleman Hall.
Proposal Format and Instructions
1. Cover Page and Checklist (Required)
2. Letter of Recommendation from Department Chair (to be included in proposal submitted to the dean on application deadline date)
3. Project Summary Page
Please include a brief description of your project in a paragraph of no more than 100 words. Content should include the following points:
Problem Statement: Define the overall goal and significance of the long-term research/creative activity
Scope of Work: State the specific scope of work and objectives of the one-year project within the broader research agenda.
4. Narrative (10 Pages)
Applications must address the individual's overall agenda for research or creative activity and the proposed work and objectives for the one-year award period. Each application must be supported by a narrative of no more than ten (10) pages (excluding Bibliography, Vitae, and Appendices) addressing:
The narrative should be written in a manner that is understandable to a non-specialist. The document must be formatted using at least 1.5 line spacing and at least 11-point Times New Roman font or 10-point Ariel font with 1-inch margins.
5. Budget and Budget Justification (2 pages)
You may download a brief budget template to facilitate your budget outline. Please note that the budget justification should be as detailed as possible, explaining the estimated costs for each portion of the project and its necessity for completion of the project. The Budget and Budget Justification are not included in the narrative page limit.
7. CV or COS Pivot Profile
Please submit a copy of your curriculum vitae or your COS Pivot Profile (COS Profile strongly encouraged). Curriculum vitae are limited to two pages. If you choose to submit your COS Profile, please ensure that your Profile is up-to-date. Reviewers will use your completed COS Expertise Profile instead of a traditional curriculum vitae.
The Graduate School's R&D Committee will make its recommendation for the New Investigator Award recipient to the Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Dean. The focus of the selection process will be on identifying the applicant for whom a New Investigator Award could make the most significant contribution in furthering research or creative activities in the applicant's discipline. The R&D Committee's evaluation will include, but is not limited to, consideration of the following factors:
Definition of Research
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. This definition of research does not include departmental curriculum development, faculty development (learning an established technique, a language, or a methodology; dissertation research), institutional research (studies related directly to the operation of the University), and public service and consulting activities.
Terms and Conditions
Recipients of the award are expected to produce published scholarly works and externally sponsored grants. At least one external grant proposal must be submitted within one year after completing the New Investigator Award. Recipients will not be eligible for additional support from the Graduate School until these conditions are satisfied.
Friday, March 1, 2013: Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. to the applicant's School/College.
Friday, April 2, 2013: The School/College submits recommendations to the Graduate School.
Friday, April 30, 2013: Awards announced.
Project Period: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
October 1, 2014: Final Reports due
Patience Graybill Condellone
Internal Grants Program Coordinator
Acting Associate Dean for Research
Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Awardees
|Dan Welch, Department of Growth, Development and Structure, School of Dental Medicine|
|Georgiann Davis, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies, College of Arts & Sciences |
|Xin Chen, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, School of Engineering|
|Jennifer Gapin, Department of Kinesiology, School of Education|
|Kristine Hildebrandt, Dept. of English Language and Literature, College of Arts & Sciences|
|Jason (Jake) Williams, Dept. of Biological Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences |
|Edward Navarre, Dept. of Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences|
|Jason Stacy, Dept of Historical Studies, College of Arts & Sciences |
|Kevin Rowland, Department of Applied Dental Medicine, School of Dental Medicine|
|Joseph Schober, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy|
|Guim Kown, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy|
|Lucian Stone, Department of Philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences|
|Vaughnie Lindsay Research Professor Awards|
|2006 - 2007 |
|Louise Flick, Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing|
|2005 -2006 |
|Leah O’Brien, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences|
|2004 – 2006 |
|Margaret (Peg) Simons, Department of Philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences|