INTERNAL GRANTS: NEW RESEARCHER FUNDS

 
Application Deadline:
Project Completion and Final Report Deadline:

October 14, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

June 30, 2017
March 2, 2017, 4:30 p.m. June 30, 2017

 

The purpose of the New Researcher Award is to support research and scholarly activity that moves the applicant toward
p
eer-reviewed dissemination of their work OR submission of a proposal for external funding.

The project described in the application must support the groundwork required to move the applicant towards peer-reviewed
dissemination of their research, or towards the submission of a proposal for external funding.

The maximum award for an individual project is $4,000. The maximum award for a multidisciplinary project is $8,000.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be probationary SCSU faculty and staff within their first five (5) years of service.
  • Applicants may submit one (1) application for each deadline. If an application is denied, an individual may re-apply during the
    next submission period.
  • Applicants may receive only one (1) University Researcher OR one (1) New Researcher award in any given fiscal year.
  • Applicants can be awarded a maximum of one (1) New Researcher award every two (2) years per principal investigator.

Submission Requirements:

Application Requirements- Applications must be fully signed and include the following:

  • Proposal Cover Sheet
  • Proposal Narrative
    • All sections must be completed within three (3) pages. It should be well written and at a level which allows reviewers, who are not
      experienced within the applicant’s discipline, to fully understand the proposed work/project.
  • Budget
  • Budget Justification
  • Supporting Documents (if applicable)

NEW RESEARCHER APPLICATION FORM

NEW RESEARCHER FINAL REPORT FORM

AWARD SELECTION

  • The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Directors and Assistant Directors will review the proposals. Funding recommendations
    are then provided to the Associate Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, who will make the final funding decisions.
  • Proposals are reviewed using the criteria outlined in the New Researcher Application Evaluation Form at the end of this application.
  • Given proposals of comparable ratings, greater consideration is placed on those applicants who have not received funding.

FY17 NEW RESEARCHER AWARDS

Nathan Bruender - $3,998

Chemistry and Biochemistry, "Expression and Purification of Phosphoribosyl Transferase Enzyme from streptomyces rimosus"

Matthew Davis - $3,999

Biology, "The Repeated Evolution of Bioluminescence across the Evolution of Pelagic Lizardfishes (Aulopiformes: Alepisauroidei)"

Michele Mahr and E. Justin Page - $7,998

Community Psychology, Counseling, and Family Theraphy, "A Multidisciplinary Approach to Impacting Physical Activity in College Students with Disabilities"

Mehdi Mekni and Ben Witts - $7,871

Computer Science and Information Technology/Community Psychology, Counseling, and Family Services, "Automated Modular Invertebrate Research Environment (AMIRE)"

Louise Millis - $3,661

Biology, "The Threat of Mosquito Borne Viruses in Minnesota, a Problem at the Virome Level"

John Sinko - $4,000

Physics and Astronomy, "Target Chamber Optimization for Laser Tractor Beam Astronaut Retrieval"

Lindsey Vigesaa - $3,965

Criminal Justice, "An Examination of the Characteristics, Criminal Histories and Barriers Encountered by Residents Housed at the OIF Dream Center in St Cloud, MN"

 

FY16 NEW RESEARCHER AWARDS

Kevin Ahlgren - $3,996

Geography and Planning, “A Gravimetric Geoid Model for Bolivia”

Nimantha Manamperi - $4,000

Economics, “An effective way to assess quizzes in an upper level macroeconomics class: Open book vs. Closed book quiz comparison”

Janet Tilstra - $3,898

Communication Sciences and Disorders, “Piloting dynamic assessment as a method to distinguish second language learning patterns from language/learning impairment in Somali English Learners”

 

FY15 NEW RESEARCHER AWARDS

Matthew Davis - $3,992

Biology, “Evolutionary relationships of the Flagfin Fishes (Aulopiformes: Aulopoidei) and the Description of a New Species of Flagfin from Deep-Water Reefs of the Galapagos Island”

Kannan Sivaprakasam and John Sinko - $7,999

Chemistry and Biochemistry, “Development of Smart Materials for Solar Energy Conversion”

Benjamin Witts - $3,247

Community Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy, “A Method for Analyzing Precursor Responding to Assess Lying-as-Risky-Betting in Poker”