SBS helps students in their pursuit of research projects
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ research support program is designed to increase time and material support for SBS new and mid-career scholars to pursue development of successful proposals for external funding. It is also designed to assist with scholarly and creative projects with the potential for high visibility/impact dissemination. A small number of awards (approximately 5-7) are expected.
Growing indirect returns to the college will support expansion of the number of awards made in subsequent years, including opening eligibility to senior faculty. Collaborative projects are encouraged; a portion of the funding pool will be earmarked for collaborative projects.
The research support program is designed to support:
- faculty with strong research records to support research projects and build on existing efforts to support a competitive grant application for external funding with minimum of $100,000 in direct costs.
- faculty seeking to build and strengthen research publication records through the collection of data (e.g., pilot data, proof of concept), and to be able to apply for competitive grant applications in near future.
- faculty seeking to make substantial progress on scholarship or creative activity with the potential to be published/disseminated in high impact/visibility venues.
- Pre-tenure Assistant Professors and Associate Professors
- Lecturers, Professors of Practice and Clinical Faculty (all levels)
- Teams may include any category or rank of faculty
Forms of support:
- Tenured or tenure-track faculty may be awarded incremental or redirected formal assigned effort (during AY) to the project/endeavor for tenure eligible faculty.
- Non-tenure track faculty (Lecturers, Professors of Practice, at any level) are eligible for up to $3000 stipend (scaled to project) summer funding.
- Each proposal (regardless of the number of researchers) is eligible for direct costs of research up to $5000, or higher with unit contribution.
Requirements of award receipt:
- Resulting grant applications require peer review of draft proposal (internal or external, as orchestrated by college) that will provide evaluative feedback to strengthen the proposal before submission.
- Funded faculty must meet with the Associate Dean about project deliverables and timeline before October of year awarded. A full report about project outcomes is due no later than 12 months following the award. A written performance evaluation of project completion will be provided to faculty in order to submit with faculty’s annual evaluation materials (per unit policy).
- Outcomes will affect future eligibility.
The application procedure is currently under review. Updates will be posted soon.