The Small Grants Program is NOW CLOSED.
The RDC appreciates your interest in the Small Grant program. Unfortunately, the RDC Small Grants program will only be able to fund a limited number of applications during fiscal year 2014 due to the 1.5% university-wide budget reduction. As of Sept. 3rd, the number of Small Grant applications has exceeded the amount of available funding.
Therefore, the Small Grant program is no longer accepting applications at this time. However, applicants may still submit their completed applications for possible consideration and review should additional funds become available. While this seems highly unlikely, we will post a message to the entire faculty if more applications can be funded. In the coming year, the RDC Committee will be working to resolve this recurring issue and revise the Small Grant program. If you have ideas that might be useful in this regard, please contact David Hurley.
For further information, contact David Hurley, RDC Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Last working day of each month
Maximum amount: $1,500
Small Research Grants may be requested to support modest costs of research such as supplies and travel to collect, analyze or present data; meet with current collaborators; provide for student workers; purchase computer equipment devoted to specific apparatus; or process any information pertinent to an existing project.
Small grants will NOT support travel simply to attend conferences; travel to explore potential collaborations; clerical support for manuscript preparation; support for advanced degrees; preparation of theses or dissertations; publication of theses or dissertations, or stand-alone computer purchases.
Publication cost requests from tenure-track faculty
A small number of small grants may be awarded that defray the publication costs of faculty who are on the tenure track. These applications will be collected and reviewed as a group in October and February of this current fiscal year. Costs of publications, such as page charges, publisher fees, or other printing expenses, should be fully described in the Budget section of the application. Those applying for publication cost reimbursement must answer the applicable questions in the Budget Special Approvals portion of the Budget section of the application.
Summer travel across the end of the Fiscal Year
A very limited number of grants may be awarded that allow travel in the summer across the fiscal year boundary, such as from June 15 of the Current Fiscal year to July 15 of the next Fiscal Year. These applications will be collected and reviewed as a group in February of this Fiscal Year. Those requesting travel specifically across the fiscal year boundary must answer the question in the Budget Special Approvals portion of the Budget section of the application.
For more information on Small Research Grant eligibility, guidelines, application procedures, review criteria and policies, please view the following documents (Please Note: the form and guidelines have been revised for FY14):