INTERNAL GRANTS: FACULTY IMPROVEMENT GRANTS

Funding for faculty improvement grants is provided through the IFO/Minnesota State Master Agreement (Article 19). IFO committees are responsible for the guidelines and proposal review processes for:

SHORT-TERM FACULTY IMPROVEMENT GRANTS

Deadlines:

Application Deadline:
Round 1

Application Deadline:
Round 2

October 17, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

March 15, 2017, 4:30 p.m.


  • By the deadline date and time, electronic submission to ResearchNow@stcloudstate.edu is preferred or one original can be delivered to AS 210
  • Applications must be fully signed
  • Short-term grant funds are available during the current fiscal year ending June 30

Short-term grants apply to non-credit workshops or training programs 1 to 14 days in length and support registration fees, travel and per diem expenses. Grant awards do not support attendance at annual meetings or professional conferences.

Maximum amount awardable is $3,000 per application. To apply:

Final Report: Please submit a final report to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs within two months after completing the activities associated with the short-term grant.

For more information, please contact a member of the Professional Development Committee (Committees - Standing Committees).

FY17 FACULTY IMPROVEMENT SHORT-TERM AWARDS

Cassidy Dobson - $1,227

Chemistry and Biology, "Bossed UP! Bootcamp"

Peter Happel Christian - $2,060

Art, "Alnwick Program Development Workshop"

Susantha Herath - $1,647

Information Systems, "Critical Thinking Assessment Training Workshop"

Stephanie Houdek - $1,314

Academic Learning Center, "Supporting Student Productive Struggle"

Annette Lee - $1,962

Physics and Astronomy, "Digital Storytelling Workshop"

Mary O'Dea - $795

University Library, "Great Lakes Science Boot Camp"

Mary Pfohl - $2,186

Social Work, "Alnwick Workshop"

G.N. Rangamani - $2,163

Communication Sciences and Disorders, "Alnwick Castle Course Development"

John Sinko - $1,712

Physics and Astronomy, "Successful Measurement of Dynamic Force, Pressure and Acceleration"

Nancy Sundheim - $2,048

Environmental and Technological Studies, "IDEAL (Institute for the Development of Excellence in Assessment Leadership)"

Matthew Vorell - $1,953

Communication Studies, "Alnwick Program Development Workshop"

Hung-Chih Yu - $1,850

Geography and Planning, "The Remediation Course"

Peiyi Zhao - $643

Mathematics and Statistics, "Raising Calculus to the Surface"

 

FY16 FACULTY IMPROVEMENT SHORT-TERM AWARDS

Cezarija Abartis - $1,843

English, "Antioch Writers' Workshop"

Mary Clifford - $1,000

Criminal Justice, "Native American Bearing Witness Retreat"

Michael Dvorak - $1,425

Chemistry and Biochemistry, "The Birthplace and Early history of the Atomic Bomb"

Jean Hoff - $2,090

Atmospheric and Hydrologic Sciences, "The Remediation Course"

Elena Kurinski - $2,400

Foreign Languages and Literature, "Workshop: Heritage Language Acquisition: Breaking New Ground in Methodology and Domains of Inquiry"

Mehdi Mekni - $1,828

Computer Science and Information Technology, "Drone/UAV Pilot Training"

Melissa Prescott - $392

University Library, "Beyond Web Page Analytic: Using Google Tools to Assess Search Behavior Across Web Properties"

Geoffrey Tabakin - $2,134

Academic Learning Center, "Performance Arts for Community Learning and Action"

Nathan Winter - $993

Chemistry and Biochemistry, "POGIL Central Regional Workshop"

 

RESEARCH FACULTY IMPROVEMENT GRANTS

Deadline:

Application Deadline:
Round 1

Application Deadline:
Round 2

September 26, 2017, 4:30 p.m.


TBD - This will be at the discretion of the Committee


  • By the deadline date and time, electronic submission to ResearchNow@stcloudstate.edu is preferred or one original can be delivered to AS 210
  • Applications must be fully signed
  • Research grant funds are available during the current fiscal year ending June 30
  • No more than one application per individual can be submitted or funded during any application round. Furthermore, an individual may be funded only one time per fiscal year.

Faculty research grants fund research, creative and scholarly activity whose duration is greater than 14 days.

  • Research is broadly defined as creative achievement and/or the scholarly pursuit of knowledge using recognized procedures in the applicant's discipline/area of study.
  • Funds available under this proposal are to be utilized for the execution of well-conceived scholarly plans, not for the development of a scholarly plan.

Maximum amount awardable is $10,000 per application. To apply: "In consultation with Faculty Research Committee, the guidelines and application materials are currently being revised. Stay tuned for updates and the revised guidelines and application materials to be posted."

Final Report: Please submit a final report to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs AND the Office of the Provost within two months after completing the activities associated with the research grant.

For more information, please contact a member of the Faculty Research Grants Committee (Committees - Standing Committees).

FY17 FACULTY IMPROVEMENT RESEARCH AWARDS

Sohel Ahmad - $3,660

Management, "Product Modularity and Product Quality: Mediation Effects of Supplier Involvement and Mass Customization Capability"

Mikhail Blinnikov - $8,770

Geography and Planning, "From nomads to farmers: searching for early traces of agriculture in the forest-steppe of Tatarstan"

Sudarshana Bordoloi - $5,650

Sociology and Anthropology, "Health Seeking Behavior among Somali Immigrants in Central Minnesota: A Case Study of Experiences in Health Care Access and Utilization"

Marina Cetkovic-Cvrlje - $9,929

Biology, "Does Garcinia Kola Extract Affect Type 1 Diabetes Development and Severity in an Experimental Mouse Model?"

Robert Galler - $4,932

History, "Crow Creek Tribal School: A History of Adaptations and Tribal Influence in Education"

Alexa Horochowski - $10,000

Art, "Manufactured Vortex: Drawing"

Elena Kurinski - $10,000

Foreign Language and Literature, "Language - thought relations in adult language learners: the case of Hungarian and German native speakers learning Spanish"

Christopher Kvaal - $3,500

Biology, "Testing Parasite Disease Drug Target Genes in Yeast"

Scott Miller and Mark Gill - $9,967

Music/College of Science and Engineering, "Raba"

Elisha Polomski - $6,359

Physics and Astronomy, "Astrophysical Dust Evolution from Shock Waves"

Michele Traub - $9,998

Community Psychology Counseling, and Family Therapy, "Evaluating the Role of Visual Acuity and Tactile Discrimination on Breast Self-Examination"

 

FY16 FACULTY IMPROVEMENT RESEARCH AWARDS

Jane Bagley - $3,502

Nursing, "An Evaluation of Fear of Falling Among Community Dwelling Older Adults Using the Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) Measurement Instrument"

Matthew Davis - $9,969

Biology, "Evolutionary Relationships of the Lizard fishes (Aulopiformes: Aulopoidei)"

Cassidy Dobson - $6,000

Chemistry and Biochemistry, "Chaperoning Potential Disulfide Bond Forming"

Ryan Fink - $9,951

Biology, "Transcriptional Regulation of Thermal Resistance in Salmonella Exposed to Dry Conditions in Inert Matrices"

Jeremy Frost - $7,305

Kinesiology, "The effects of sit-stand desks during a semester-long college class"

Yuh-Jen Guo and Shu-Ching Wang - $2,832

Community Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy, "Exploration of Campus-wide Mental Health Support Network for the increase of STEM Student Success and Retention"

Choonkyong Kim and Julie Condon - $9,015

English, "The Relationship Between Vocabulary Size and Language Skills in the Aural Mode"

Kyoko Kishimoto and Kikuko Omori - $446

Ethnic and Women's Studies/Communication Studies, "The impact of language brokering on Hmong young adults"

Geodfrey Leung - $8,175

Art, "Against Infinite Playback: Medium, Media, and Digital Audio in Marclay, Tone, and Eno"

Mehdi Mekni - $1,596

Computer Science and Information Technology, "Intelligent Computer Simulations Using Virtual Geographic Environments"

Tim Schuh - $4,249

Biology, "A Tissue Culture Assay to Evaluate the Role of VEGF in the Vision Loss Associated with Age-Related Macular Degeneration"

Ilya Simakov - $9,963

Theatre and Film Studies, "Keep It Quiet"

John Sinko - $8,000

Physics and Astronomy, "Development and Ablatant Analysis of a Laser Electric Thruster"

Jessica Ward - $6,651

Biology, "Sexual selection on body shape in the Hawaiian climbing goby Sicyopterus stimpsoni"

Rosemary Williams - $10,000

Art, "MXC: The Invention of Tomorrow"