Research at Salisbury University
Graduate Research and
Presentation Grant (RAP)
RAP Grants are
awarded twice during each academic year.
Spring 2014 Submissions:
Graduate Research and Presentation Grant (RAP)Committee will
accepting applications from now until January 21,
2014 at 5pm.
- Research grants, up to $500,
are available to help support graduate research endeavors related to developing and conducting research, with a faculty supervisor, and
the presentation of research/scholarly pursuits at meetings.
Students should not request funding in excess of the grant
See Application Procedures below.
In any given semester, a student should
make only one application for funding. A student may be
funded only twice in their academic career.
- Students must be enrolled in a
graduate degree-seeking program.
- Proposals involving live
animals or human subjects must be approved by
the University’s Animal Care and Use
Committee or Institutional Review
Board-Committee on Human
your grant application
- Grants may be requested for
the following expenses:
Travel to present research or academic projects at professional
Support for research and scholarly
activity including equipment, supplies, photocopying, preparation
of materials, etc.
- Awards are made on the merits of the
proposal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
- All monies must be spent by the last
week of the following semester. For spring allocations, all
monies must be spent by the last week of the fall semester.
For fall allocations, money must be spent by the last week
of the spring semester. Unspent money by the grant's ending
date will revert to the University.
- A final report of research activities
and a completed expense statement must be submitted to the
Office of Graduate Studies and Research by the end of the
project period as determined in number (7).
A description of what must be included in each RAP grant
application is listed below. Incomplete applications will not be
- Complete the following forms online, print, and submit
as a package
with numbers 2 and 3 below.
Itemized Budget Request
Out-of-State Travel Request
For research proposals,
provide a formal description of your research project,
including your expected sample and methodology in two to
four typed, double-spaced pages. Also, include your results
and conclusions if your research is complete and funds are
being sought for conference presentation.
For proposals related to the presentation of other scholarly
to four typed, double-spaced pages, please describe the
process used to develop your scholarship, including the
nature of the scholarship, influences, and its potential
contribution to your field of study.
For all proposals,
specifically identify the activities that will be carried
out with the
help of the grant, discuss how the funds will
- Faculty Supporting Letter
Include a letter endorsing your
research and request for funds from a
who has been directly supervising your work. This letter should be an overall
assessment of your
research and speak to the strength of the project.
- Send the
original packet of all application materials
(application, budget request,
Out-of-State Travel form, proposal, faculty support
letter) by January 21,
to Office of Graduate Studies and
Research, c/o Jessica Scott, Holloway Hall
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FINAL REPORT SUBMISSION PROCEDURES
A final report detailing the activities carried out with
the assistance of the grant along with a complete list of itemized expenses is
required. Instructions for compiling the final report are listed below.
The final report shall include:
- A typed, formal description of all research
activities. For travel funds,
describe the conference attended along with an
account of your
presentation. For equipment funds, describe the
conducted along with what you gained from it.
- A completed
- All receipts related to research and travel expenses.
Submit the final report (formal description of research/travel, Itemized
and receipts) to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research,
c/o Jessica Scott, Holloway
Hall 264 by the end of the fiscal term in
which the grant was awarded. For example: For spring
allocations, all monies must be spent by the last week of the fall semester.
Fall fall allocations, money must be spent by the last week of the spring
IMPORTANT: If the final report and expense statement
is not submitted, with receipts attached, Financial Services will be notified.
This will mean that student grades will not be posted, you will be precluded
from registration/graduation and you will be required to reimburse the money
before the Financial Services flag is removed.
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SENDING APPLICATIONS AND INQUIRIES:
Office of Graduate Studies
Holloway Hall 264
(410) 548-5395 or ext 85395
January 21, 2014