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Guidelines for Large Grant Program


Using headings below in the sequence given provide the specified information. Use as much space as needed.

  1. Details of the Project
    1. Character and scope including explicit statement of research hypothesis/question or creative problem.
    2. Detailed method and plan of work.
    3. Presumable scholarly significance (place project in context; cite relevant literature).
    4. Application or relation of possible results from these investigations to more general problems in the field. (Provide this information only if it differs from C. above.)
    5. When commenced, progress to date, and expectation as to completion and publication.
    6. Assessment of the likelihood that this project will lead, directly or indirectly, to external funding.
  2. Qualifications of the Applicant:
    1. Applicant's special competence for this project (background, training, preparation).
    2. Papers published or presented by the applicant bearing upon this subject.
    3. Other publications by the applicant.
    4. References (give name, title, and address). Letters of reference should be sent directly to the Office of Academic Affairs. A letter from the School Dean is required in all cases. Those without an established record of research should request additional references.
  3. Previous Research Funding:
    1. Faculty Grant-in-Aid of Research (give date and attach copy of progress report).
    2. Summer Faculty Fellowship (give date and attach copy of progress report.)
    3. Released Time Fellowship (give date and attach copy of progress report).
    4. Other sources and amounts of support for research you have received in the last five years.
  4. Other Relevant Information, if any:
    1. Applicants requested reassigned time should state the time constraints (e.g. external deadlines) that make additional time essential to the successful outcome of the project.
    2. Applicants requesting reassigned time to prepare proposals for external funding, should provide details of the application procedures.
    3. Applicants should indicate the extent to which the requested funding is essential to the project.
    4. Applicants requesting support for student assistance should specify the role and qualifications of the student(s).
    5. Other
  5. Budget
    1. Total Amount Required
    2. Itemized budget. Each item should be explained. Research Support Funds do not normally cover routine expenses for items such as postage, telephone calls, etc. which are typically picked up by school budgets. Any requests for funds for such items must be strongly justified by the applicant. Funds for student assistants may be included.

NOTE: Awards are contingent on meeting all appropriate research compliance requirements, e.g. animal, biosafety, and human subject approval.

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