The purpose is to support preliminary research or scholarly project to enhance the expertise needed to be successful in seeking mid-level funding from an external agency. The expected outcome is submission OR resubmission of a competitive grant proposal to an external funding agency in the amount of $25,000 or more within 12 months of the project's completion.
The award ceiling is $8,000, with the average award size of $5,000. Grant activities must be completed within 24 months of the award date.Awardees must include and complete at least one of the following activities as an aspect of their proposal:
Deadline: Coming Fall 2023
Step 1: Review the eligibility requirements and budgetary guideline sections of this webpage for this grant. You can also review the
criteria that the review committee uses by viewing the evaluation
Step 2: Discuss your project and intent to apply with your department chair/director and dean/supervisor as upon submission, your proposal will automatically be routed to them for review and approval. All approvals (signatures) are facilitated electronically in Wizehive and applications will not be considered without all required approvals.
Step 3a: Click on the red "Apply Here" button to login to Wizehive using your StarID.
Step 3b: If you have one or more St. Cloud State Co-PI's, you are required to complete a Co-PI Request form for each Co-PI participating in the project. This process will trigger a notification to your Co-PI(s) requiring them to acknowledge participation in the project.
Step 4: If applicable, confirm your Co-PI(s) have completed their Co-PI Request forms. You can confirm this by looking for the green box next their name(s) within the Co-PI Request section of your application.
Step 5: Click on "Submit" to put forward your COMPLETE application for consideration. It must be submitted prior to the posted deadline above or it will not be considered.
Step 6: Once your completed application is electronically approved in Wizehive by your department chair/director AND dean/supervisor, your application will be distributed to a review panel for review and consideration. Please note that the review process takes time, so please be patient. Updates will be sent out as soon as the review process is concluded.
DISCLAIMER: Applicants are encouraged to submit their electronic application early to avoid potential access issues. Applications after the deadline will not be considered without official confirmation of campus-wide accessibility/technical outages. Previous versions of application forms will not be considered and will be denied.
John Sinko - $5,520
Physics & Astronomy, "Laser Vaporization Tests of Simulated Orbital Debris in Free Fall"
Ettien Koffi - $6,946
English, "Comprehensive Documentation o Eotile/Beti: A Critically Endangered Language"
Brittany Williams - $6,368
Educational Leadership & HIgher Education, "A 10-year Content Analysis of U.S. Based HIV/AIDS Related Research Published in Higher Education Journals"
Ilya Simakov - $8,000
Theatre and Film Studies, "Chelyabinsk Joy Documentary Project”
Matthew Davis - $7,997
Biology, "Evolution of Deep-sea Fishes”
Tirthankar Ghosh and Yi Zheng - $7,454
Computer Science & Information Technology, "Investigating wireless sensor network security and performance with embedded systems”
John Sinko - $5,200
Physics & Astronomy, "Heating Analysis and Crater Metrology for Laser Ablation”
Previous recipients are showcased in RSP’s annual report.