Deadline: February 23, 2018
The Salisbury University Faculty Mini-Grant Program provides awards up to $3,000 to encourage faculty to develop research, scholarly, or creative programs that provide the potential for sustained professional development and extramural support. Additionally, the program is intended to support faculty in areas that traditionally have difficulty securing funding to increase their research and scholarly activities output. Proposals to this program are encouraged from all four academic schools and Library.
Eligibility is limited to Salisbury University employees only. Priority will be given to tenure and tenure-track faculty, but all faculty, researchers, scholars, and artists are encouraged to apply. Principal investigators (PIs) who have been awarded external funding (excluding start-up funds) totaling more than $100,000 since July 1, 2013 are not eligible. Also, if you have previously received a Mini Grant award, the outcome of that prior award may be considered in the evaluation of your application.
Types of Support
The Faculty Mini-Grant Program funds will be considered for items such as (but not limited to):
All requested support must be accompanied with a strong justification of how it would contribute to achievement of the purpose(s) of the project. Funds cannot be used for the following: classified staff salaries, publication of manuscripts, journal subscriptions, supplemental awards to existing projects, commercial licenses and/or memberships, or expenses incurred prior to the date of the award.
Terms and Conditions of Support
Review Process and Criteria
Complete applications will undergo preliminary review by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, and then forwarded to the URC for evaluation before recommendations are provided to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. The URC recommendations will be based on the originality, creativity, scholarly and/or research significance of the proposed activities; its feasibility; availability of adequate facilities; appropriateness of the proposed project to the program’s purpose; appropriateness of the budget; and description of an evaluation plan or process. Proposals that have been judged to represent the beginning of a sound, significant, and long-term project and that have solid potential for significant external funding or portfolio development will be given highest priority.
Awards will be announced by early spring. Summaries of the URC reviewers’ comments for both awarded and denied proposals will be provided to the PIs per request.
By accepting this award the PI agrees to submit a final report to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research. This report will allow the university to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. The final report deadline is 12 months after the project period has ended. The report will document any publications, presentations, exhibitions, media coverage, sales or marketing, projects, papers, proposals/awards or other accomplishments that resulted from the Faculty Mini-Grant Program's original support. Subsequent Faculty Mini-Grant support is contingent upon receipt of all final reports from any prior Mini-Grant Awards.
The deadline for 2018 Faculty Mini-grant applications is February 23, 2018. Please forward all applications to Donna Knopf (HH-264) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions concerning the application/guidelines, proposal or review process, please contact Teri Herberger, Director of Sponsored Programs, Graduate Studies and Research at 410-543-6066 or email@example.com