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Student Faculty Collaborative Grants

Submission Deadlines:

FALL 2014 - Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 4:00 PM

SPRING 2015 - Monday, March, 16, 2015, 4:00 PM

These Calls for Proposals for Student-Faculty Collaborative Grants represent the current round of competition. This program is administered by The Honors College with funds made available from the Honors College, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and the Provost's office. Grants funded under the Fall cycle will become available mid-January and must be expended by May of the current fiscal year. Grants funded under the Spring cycle will become available either early April (for projects with immediate expenses in April - May) or mid-July (for projects beginning late Summer or Fall); funds will be available as noted in the award letter.

The purpose of this fund is to encourage outstanding undergraduate students to complete an organized research project during their senior year. In consideration of the time required for most research, juniors also are eligible for grant awards. The maximum award per grant will be $1,000. Please be candid with budget submissions, because this determines the number of projects that can be funded. The award can be used to purchase supplies, equipment, travel (for research only -- travel grants support travel to conferences), computer time, or for other expenses related to the research project. Although not strictly prohibited, stipends or faculty travel requests are not encouraged, unless special circumstances exist. Proposals submitted will be evaluated by members of the Honors College and selected specialists across campus. Formulating the particular project and writing the proposal are expected to be joint efforts of student and mentor.  Reviewers will consider quality of the student applicant, quality of the project, and demonstrated ability of the faculty sponsor to produce significant research in the proposed area.  A final report is required which should outline progress made in the project; note any presentations, manuscripts or grant proposals derived from the project; and include comments concerning the research experience.

Students whose research includes work with human subjects must apply for approval of their research project by the ETSU Institutional Review Board (IRB). Students are strongly encouraged to apply for IRB approval at the time they submit their Student-Faculty Collaborative Grant proposal. Funds cannot be released until approval is granted.  It is important to consider that all funds awarded for the current fiscal year must be expended no later than May 30 (purchase order deadline is May 1).

Faculty are limited to THREE (3) Student Faculty Collaborative grants per year, unless funds are available; check with the Director before submitting further grant applications.

Please note that all application materials must be submitted in paper (one copy) and in electronic form (single .pdf file of all materials; recommendation letters sent directly by the reference person may be submitted separately) to the Director of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Frosty Levy (levyf@etsu.edu).  Please email Dr. Levy if questions or problems arise.  The paper copy, including the review and signature by the Chair of the appropriate department, must also be submitted by the deadline.  Please send the paper copy to:

Attn: Undergraduate Research
The Honors College
Campus Box 70589

If you have any questions or would like more information, please call Dr. Frosty Levy at 439-6926.

2011/2012 Student Faculty Collaborative Grant Application
Itemized Budget Form

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The Honors College at
East Tennessee State University
PO Box 70589
Johnson City, TN 37614-1708

Phone: 423.439.6926 or 423.439.6076
Fax: 423.439.6080
email:  Foster Levy

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