SAIGO ENDOWMENT FOR FACULTY AND STAFF EXCELLENCE FUND

Roy & Barbara SaigoDr. Roy H. Saigo was President of St. Cloud State University July 2000 until his retirement in June 2007. Under President Saigo's leadership, St. Cloud State University moved forward with its strong commitment to leadership in academic distinction, technology, diversity and international emphasis as well as offering programs that are responsive to the needs of students and the State of Minnesota.

Dr. Roy H. Saigo has a Ph.D. in Botany and Plant Pathology from Oregon State University and a B.A. in Biological Sciences from the University of California at Davis. Dr. Barbara Woodworth Saigo is an accomplished scientist and educator with a Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Iowa, a M.A. in Zoology from Oregon State University and a B.A. in Biology from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

The Saigos established the Saigo Endowment for Faculty and Staff Excellence Fund in 2007 out of a desire to help support faculty and staff in their ongoing professional development. The purpose of the fund is to encourage and assist faculty and staff with scholarly activities including professional presentations, performances and exhibitions; research and creative endeavors; and publications. All full-time permanent or temporary faculty and staff at St. Cloud State University are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted for:

Application Deadline
Reimbursement for expenses incurred must fall within the time frame of January 1 - December 31, 2013, to be eligible for reimbursement during this round. Expenses constitute costs incurred that have not been reimbursed from any other source or not claimed as an expense on your tax return. The original application is due to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs:

  • January 22, 2014 by 4 p.m.

Review Committee
The Review Committee for grant applications will be comprised of one representative from Human Resources, one representative from Research and Sponsored Programs and the designated Research Directors from the Herberger Business School, College of Liberal Arts, School of Public Affairs, School of Education, College of Science and Engineering, School of Health and Human Services, Learning Resources Services and Student Life and Development.

PRESENTER TRAVEL GRANTS

Funds support those who, on behalf of and under the name of St. Cloud State University, present their research or other scholarly papers at professional meetings and/or in panel discussions, conduct concerts, perform in recitals, perform in operas and theater, supervise recordings of their own works for recording sessions, present their own works of art at exhibitions or in other ways present creative or scholarly efforts. Preference will be given to invited presentations and performances such as keynote speakers, featured artists, etc.

The intention of Presenter Travel Grant funds is to assist as many full-time permanent or temporary faculty and staff members as possible to offset professional travel expenses rather than provide full support to only a few individuals. Full-time status must be applicable both at the time of application and at the time of grant activity. These funds support expenses such as the cost of round trip transportation, regular (not late) registration fees up to $250 and lodging (maximum of three nights). Meals and associated field trips or special events are not eligible for support. The maximum amount available for a Presenter Travel Grant is $300 per award.

  • Only one individual will be considered to present a co-authored paper.
  • If a compensation is paid to the presenter or participant, the recipient must disclose the amount and purpose of the compensation in the grant application.
  • Awards may be reduced if insufficient funds are available to fully support all approved applications within a given application round.
  • Only one application from an individual will be considered per fiscal year.
  • Include documentation of expenses with the application.
  • Standard St. Cloud State University Business/Travel Expenses policies apply.
  • Reimbursement may be requested for the previous calendar year expenses.
  • Evidence of presentation or acceptance to present must be attached to the application.
  • Original application is due to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs by 4:00 p.m. of the application deadline.

Presenter Travel Grant Application Form

Final Report: Please prepare and submit a one page Report Summary to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs along with your expense reimbursement forms. Project final reports will be shared with the Saigos.

PROJECT MINI-GRANTS

The intention of Project Mini-Grant funds is to assist full-time permanent or temporary faculty and staff. Full-time status must be applicable both at the time of application and at the time of grant activity. These funds support expenses that are critical and necessary for completion of a specific research, scholarly, creative or artistic project. Applicable expenses might include: travel to a collection or other research-related site, photocopying or printing costs, transcription or data entry costs, data analysis and art supplies or materials. The maximum amount available for a Project Mini-Grant is $150 per award.

  • Only one application will be considered per project.
  • Only one application from an individual will be considered per application round.
  • Include documentation of expenses with the application.
  • Standard St. Cloud State University Business/Travel Expenses policies apply.
  • Reimbursement may be requested for the previous calendar year expenses.
  • Original application is due to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs by 4:00 p.m. of the application deadline.

Project Mini-Grant Application Form

Final Report: Please prepare and submit a one page Report Summary to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs along with your expense reimbursement forms. Project final reports will be shared with the Saigos.

PUBLICATION GRANTS

The intention of Publication Grant funds is to assist full-time permanent or temporary faculty and staff. Full-time status must be applicable both at the time of application and at the time of grant activity. Expenses supported for articles published in a refereed, professional publication include submission fees and page costs charged by the publication or organization. Costs for reprints of the article may also be requested, not to exceed $150. The maximum amount available for a Publication Grant is $300 per award.

  • Awards may be reduced to a maximum of $150 if insufficient funds are available to fully support all approved applications within a given application round.
  • Only one application will be considered per article.
  • Only one application from an individual will be considered per application round.
  • Include documentation of expenses with the application.
  • Standard St. Cloud State University Business/Travel Expenses policies apply.
  • Reimbursement may be requested for the previous calendar year expenses.
  • Required attachments: copy or abstract of the article, written confirmation of acceptance for publication or published article and proof of refereed process
  • Original application is due to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs by 4:00 p.m. of the application deadline.

Publication Grant Application Form

Final Report: Please prepare and submit a one page Report Summary to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs along with your expense reimbursement forms. Project final reports will be shared with the Saigos.

AWARDS

FY - 2014 FY - 2013 FY - 2009 FY - 2008

 

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