Roy & Barbara SaigoDrs. Roy and Barbara Saigo established the Saigo Endowment for Faculty and Staff Excellence Fund in 2007 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.

Submission Instructions and Requirements

  • Deadline: January 22, 2018
  • Proposals need to be submitted electronically through our Proposals SharePoint portal. (Login using your Star ID and Password.)
  Presenter Travel Grants Project Mini-Grants Publication Grants
Applicant Eligibility All full-time permanent or temporary faculty and staff at St. Cloud State University are eligible to apply.
Full-time status must be applicable both at the time of application and at the time of grant activity. 

Support professional presentations of scholarly works 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
  • alternate professional venues to present creative or scholarly efforts

Support expenses that are critical and necessary for completion of a well-defined: 

  • research project
  • scholarly project
  • creative project, or
  • artistic project
Support expense for articles published in a refereed, professional publication.
Budget Guidelines Applicable expenses may include:
• registration fee
• travel (airfare, mileage)
• lodging (max 3 nights)
• data analysis, and/or
• art supplies or materials
Applicable expenses may include:
• travel to a collection or other research-related site
• photocopying or printing costs
• transcription or data entry costs
• data analysis, and/or
• art supplies or materials
Applicable expenses may include:
• submission fees
•  page costs charged by the publication or organization
• Costs for reprints of the article may also be requested, limited to $150
Required Outcomes Final Report, to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs along with your expense reimbursement forms.
Final reports will be shared with the Saigos.
Award Range Up to $500
Project Timeline Expenses must have been incurred between January 1 - December 31, 2017
Award Stipulation Expenses cannot have been reimbursed from any other source or claimed as a deduction on your federal tax return



Gareth John - $250

Geography and Planning, “Everyday Border Geopolitics on the Northwest Angle”



Susantha Herath - $223

Information Systems, “The Economy of Healthcare: Disparity of Insured/Uninsured Profiles among European Immigrants in the United States”

Eddah Mutua - $300

Communication Studies, “From Kenya to St. Cloud, Minnesota: Community Building through Service-Learning and Technology”

Sarah Smits-Bandstra - $300

Communication Sciences and Disorders, “Self-Help groups enhance student learning in fluency disorders courses”

Younsook Anna Yeo - $300

Social Work, “Differential Effects of Social Networks on Mammography Use by Poverty Status”



Gareth John - $250

Geography and Planning, “Landscapes of Triumphalism and Reconciliation: Materially Re-inscribing Indian-Settler Relations Since the Dakota-US War of 1862”

Godfrey Leung - $300

Art, “The Acoustemology of the Closet”

Nimantha Manamperi - $126

Economics, “Do BRC Countries Respond to Global Financial Stress in their Monetary Policy Setting? A Time Varying Policy Analysis”