INTERNAL GRANT: UNIVERSITY 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 University Researcher Award is to support the development of preliminary results for proposal submission, OR
enhance the skills necessary to be successful in seeking mid-level funding from an external agency.

The project described in this application must support the groundwork required to lead to the submission of a competitive grant proposal. 
The request should be made to an external funding agency in the amount of $25,000 or more to support research, scholarly or creative activity.

The maximum award for an individual project is $5,000. The maximum award for a multidisciplinary project is $10,000.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be probationary or tenured St. Cloud State University faculty and staff.
  • 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 may be awarded a maximum of one (1) University Researcher award every three (3) 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)

UNIVERSITY RESEARCHER APPLICATION FORM

UNIVERSITY 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 University 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 UNIVERSITY RESEARCHER AWARDS

Mikhail Blinnikov - $4,829

Geography and Planning, "Tracking origins of agriculture in Bolgar, Tatarstan through soil micromorphology and phytolith analysis"

Daren Protolipac - $4,896

Psychology, "Generalization of the Strong Interest Inventory in Chines Culture: A Translation, Validation, and Cross-Cultural Comparison Study"

Kannan Sivaprakasam - $4,937

Chemistry and Biochemistry, "Acquisition of dedicated cooling system to collect preliminary results for external proposals submission (NSF RUI and REU)"

 

FY16 UNIVERSITY RESEARCHER AWARDS

Grama N. Rangamani, Rebecca Crowell and Amanda Hemmesch Breaker - $9,933

Communication Sciences and Disorders/Psychology, “Undergraduate Research and Inter-Professional Educational Practices for Promoting Health and Wellness in the Aging Population of Central Minnesota”

John Sinko - $5,000

Physics and Astronomy, “Propellant Development for Astronaut Retrieval by Laser Tractor Beam”

 

FY15 UNIVERSITY RESEARCHER AWARDS

Rebecca Krystyniak - $5,000

Chemistry and Biochemistry, “Utilizing a Learning Assistant Model to Recruit, Prepare and Support STEM Teachers”

Latha Ramakrishnan - $4,990

Chemistry and Biochemistry, “Advancing Scholarship of a Learning Community of Aspiring Chemists through Scientific Discovery”