Faculty Research Awards 2013
Recognizing that research occurs throughout the year, the Summer Research Awards have been renamed “Faculty Research Awards.” Faculty Research Awards are made annually through Research, Innovation, and Graduate Education (RIGE) to UO faculty from all disciplinary backgrounds.
UO faculty applicants from all disciplinary backgrounds are eligible to apply, and may submit a proposal in one of two areas of emphasis: a) Enhancing Scholarship Impact OR b) Seeding Funding Success. Up to twenty Faculty Research Awards may be made.
Enhancing Scholarship Impact: This area of emphasis provides funds for distinctive, innovative and creative research projects, for which external sponsorship is not available, and which contribute to the University of Oregon’s reputation for intellectual excellence. Enhancing Scholarship Impact proposals should describe a specific project, identify specific timelines and milestones, state how the funds will accelerate the pace or impact of the scholarship, and articulate how the project will enhance the scholarly excellence of the faculty member and the University. Examples of eligible projects include book projects that are intended for publication with a well-regarded academic press, performances in nationally or internationally known venues, or a creative work that will be widely exhibited. Enhancing Scholarship Impact awards are open to faculty from all disciplines.
Seeding Funding Success: This area of emphasis funds distinctive, innovative, and creative research projects to obtain pilot data or demonstrate feasibility, enhancing the competitiveness of the project and its prospects of obtaining external funding. Seeding Funding Success proposals should describe a specific research project, identify at least one specific funding opportunity or call for proposals, describe specific timelines and milestones, state how the funds will increase competitiveness for external funding, and articulate how the project will enhance the scholarly prestige of the faculty member and of the University. Examples of eligible projects include conducting limited scale analyses or feasibility work, collecting data in a small number of subjects to demonstrate effect size, piloting a new methodology or approach, or developing a prototype. Seeding Funding Success awards aim to enhance the prospects of obtaining external funding from the full range of external sources (e.g., federal agencies, national and community foundations) and are open to scholars from all disciplines. Recipients are required to apply for competitive external funding within 12 months of the end of the Seeding Funding Success grant period.
Scope of the Award / Use of Funds:
Research, Innovation and Graduate Education (RIGE) will award Faculty Research Awards for the 12-month, fiscal year period, commencing July 1 and ending June 30 of the following year.
Projects that fund Graduate Research Fellows are eligible for funding to a maximum of $8,000 if fully matched by funds from non-RIGE, UO sources. Graduate Research Fellows must be funded for three terms at .49 FTE. Applicants requesting Graduate Research Fellow support must comply with all UO appointment rules.
Projects that do not provide support for Graduate Research Fellows will be eligible for funding to a maximum of $5,500.
Funds may be used as budgeted for allowable costs necessary to conduct the stated research project, consistent with all rules and policies, for travel, equipment, supplies, contractual services, core/shared user facility use, graduate or undergraduate student effort, or as a summer award (i.e., paid as a stipend in the summer term). Funds may NOT be requested or used 1) to replace or fund faculty salary, 2) as stipend during the academic year, 3) for instructional release/course buyouts, or 4) for construction or facility renovation.
Proposals are due by November 30, 2012. Notification of awards is anticipated to occur in February, 2013. Projects should begin by July 1, 2013, and be completed by June 30, 2014. Final reports are due by July 31, 2014.
Faculty members with the rank of Assistant Professor or above OR non-tenure-track faculty who hold a full time appointment (1.0 FTE) that includes substantial research responsibilities, have been employed by the university for at least 3 years at the time of application, and will hold a UO appointment during the academic year of the research award. Emeritus, Courtesy, Visiting and adjunct appointee ranks are ineligible.
Individuals are limited to one application per funding cycle. Applicants may serve as a collaborator or team member on additional projects.
Recipients of a Summer Research Award from Research, Innovation, and Graduate Education who have not submitted a final report for their prior grant are not eligible to apply or to receive an award.
Faculty members who have received a Summer Research Award from Research, Innovation and Graduate Education in 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 academic years are not eligible to apply.
Applicants for Faculty Research Awards in the Seeding Faculty Success area of emphasis must be eligible to be Principal Investigator on a federally-funded project in their role as a university employee and have a continued appointment during the period of the conduct of the proposed research project, with the reasonable expectation of having an appointment should they apply for and receive a federal grant.
(1) An initial internal review will be conducted to ensure proposals are in compliance with guidelines. Proposals deemed non-compliant will be returned to the applicant and not be reviewed further.
(2) A peer review committee appointed by the Faculty Senate will review and recommend proposals on the basis of the intellectual merit of the proposals relative to the program’s goals and requirements.
(3) The Vice President for Research & Innovation will determine final awards.
Electronic submission of proposals is required. Please send your statement of work, budget and budget justification, curriculum vitae, and any relevant attachments in one document, using Times New Roman font in 11 point or larger and 1” margins, and formatted as a Word document or PDF (preferred). Your completed application form can be in a second document. Send to email@example.com, using the subject line Faculty Research Award 2013 Application. Paper applications will not be accepted.
(1) Completed APPLICATION FORM (also available at http://rfd.uoregon.edu/content/internal-research-support-programs).
(2) Three page statement of work. Include a description of your research project, your timeline and milestones, expected outcomes, future research and scholarship that will result from the proposed project, how the project will enhance your scholarly reputation and the prestige of the university, and a brief budget justification.
- For the Enhancing Scholarship Impact area of emphasis only: The statement of work should describe how the award will accelerate the pace or impact of the scholarship. Please include in your timeline an approximate date when publication or performance will take place.
- For the Seeding Funding Success area of emphasis only: The statement of work should identify a specific external funding opportunity and describe how the grant will increase the feasibility and enhance the likelihood of success of obtaining external funding.
(3) Budget and Budget Justification (1 page) A line item budget of expenses (travel, supplies, equipment, services, student work, other) and a total amount requested.
(4) Curriculum Vitae, limited to 2 pages, including products of scholarship (books published, articles, awards, etc).
(5) If applying in the Seeding Funding Success area of emphasis, please include current and pending grants, previous unsuccessful grant applications, and reviews (if appropriate).
(6) Attachments (as relevant):
*Letter describing and authorizing institutional support/matching funds designated for project from authorized party (e.g., department head, director, dean, associate dean).
*List of institutional support and funding periods provided to the applicant (including any start-up funds) in the past five years.
*Institutional support/matching funds from other units or colleges and how they will be allocated within the total budget.