Purdue Calumet Summer Faculty Research Grant

Online Application

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies is accepting applications for the Purdue Calumet Summer Faculty Research Grant 2015.

1. Objective

The objective of this grant is to support Purdue Calumet faculty members by providing seed funding for development of research projects and grants, as well as advancing research and scholarly works.

2. Award

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies provides up to $3,000 per award to be used in one of two ways:

  1. Summer salary during the summer of 2015. Approval from the applicant’s department head or dean must be submitted with the application assuming any costs not covered by the award. Summer salary must be in accordance with ALL PUC summer salary policies. 
  2. Proposal development costs for travel, equipment, supplies or student stipends.  A budget justification is required.  All supplies purchased with these funds are property of Purdue University Calumet.

3. Qualifications

Applicants must be full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members at Purdue Calumet during the 2014 – 2015 academic year. 

4. Application Deadline

The application deadline is March 31, 2015.  All applicants must fill out an on-line application form available here: Online Application Form. Applications will not be accepted in any other format. 

5. Requirements

Awardees, without exception, must fulfill the following two (2) requirements.

  1. Submit a two page report by August 31, 2015 to Maja Marjanovic.
  2. Present the scholarly work resulting from the award at Faculty Research and Scholarship Day in the fall of2015.

6. Application Guidelines

All applications must be completed electronically by visiting Online Application Form.  The following questions must be answered on the application form:

APPLICATION SECTION 1: APPLICANT INFORMATION

  1. Full name (Last, First, Middle)
  2. Position Title
  3. College
  4. Department

APPLICATION SECTION 2: PROJECT INFORMATION

  1. Project Title
  2. List funding received from any internal or external source for this project in the past.  Please provide funding source, amount and year.
  3. Will this project be submitted to an external funding agency for funding?

APPLICATION SECTION 3: COMPLIANCE INFORMATION

Will your research involve the use of Animals, Humans, r-DNA bio-hazard materials, or other regulatory controls?  If yes, please provide approval number.

APPLICATION SECTION 4: PROJECT NARRATIVE

Attach a project narrative and ensure that the narrative meets all of the following criteria:

  1. 3 page maximum
  2. Times New Roman
  3. Singe spaced
  4. Font size 12
  5. 1” Margins
  6. PLEASE ADDRESS EACH SECTION LISTED BELOW IN YOUR NARRATIVE:
    1. Statement of the problem, need and objectives
    2. Goals
    3. What you intend to do, methodology, intellectual merit and broader impacts
    4. Expected outcome and dissemination plan
    5. Brief description of applicant’s prior activities related to the scholarly work
    6. Timeline for proposal preparation: Final outcome must be a high quality proposal to be submitted to an external funding agency 

APPLICATION SECTION 5: BUDGET INFORMATION

Please provide information on how you intend to use the Purdue Calumet Summer Grant funds ($3,000) to support and advance your project.

  1. Summer salary (Requires approval from Department Head)
  2. Students
  3. Supplies
  4. Travel
  5. Equipment
  6. Consultants
  7. Other

 Please provide a brief justification for the budget specified above.

 APPLICATION SECTION 6: Curricula Vitae (CV)

Please attach a one page Curricula Vitae (CV) 

APPLICATION SECTION 7: CERTIFICATIONS

  1. Reporting requirements : Please read and check the box acknowledging that you understand:
    1. All recipients must make a presentation of the results from the award at the annual Purdue Calumet Faculty Research and Scholarship Day during the Fall of 2015.
    2. All recipients must submit a report by August 31, 2015 to Maja Marjanovic.
  2. If you will be using funds for salary, please provide a PDF copy of your Department Head’s support and approval.  This can be a copy of an email from your Department Head.
  3. Please sign your full name certifying that all of the information provided is accurate.  

Application can be accessed by visiting: Online Application Form.

7. Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated by a review panel selected by the Research Board based on the following criteria:

  1. Quality of the proposal based on the following  ( 70% )
    1. clearly articulated needs, objectives, and significance
    2. methodology and timeline are feasible and aligned with the objectives
    3. intellectual merit, and
    4. broader impact 
  2. Expected outcome of the Scholarly Work is sound and feasible ( 20% )
  3. Evidence of prior work toward the grant proposal ( 10% )

Preference will be given to applicants who have not received similar awards in the last two years.

Preference will be given to proposals that expect to generate external funding.

8. Contact:

Maja Marjanovic Director,
Sponsored Programs
Ext. 4131
Maja Marjanovic