Interdisciplinary Faculty Collaboration Cost Awards 2017-18

 

Announcement of RFP: October 17, 2017 Deadline: December 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Email Dawn ONeill at Dawn.Oneill@uc.edu with questions.

 


GENERAL INFORMATION


ELIGIBILITY: Researchers from UC, CCHMC, VA and Shriners are eligible for this award. The Principal Investigators both must be UC faculty members with at least an 80% FTE appointment; not limited to AAUP-represented faculty.  Visiting faculty are not eligible.  Faculty from other institutions are not eligible to participate. This program is designed to support pilot research projects that are part of a collaborative effort between faculty in at least two different disciplines that will result in competitive research proposals to national funding agencies. This funding is primarily meant for those writing their first grant in collaboration with at least one experienced researcher. The funds are to be used as "seed money" for collection of preliminary data or to demonstrate feasibility, thereby bolstering prospects for future support from external sponsors. Allowable costs will typically be those associated with successful completion of a research or scholarly/ creative project, and may include equipment, research assistant salaries, or services.  May not include faculty salaries. Faculty awarded funding for this program in the past 5 years are not eligible to apply.  Note: If awarded, the PI and Co-PIs must be willing to serve on two of the URC faculty awards or student/faculty collaboration awards review committees, based on needs, for a period of 3 years following the year of the award.

 

APPLY:  The process for applying for a grant is electronic.  Use the Word template provided to create a single Word document following the proposal guidelines.  Once your application is finalized, save the document, and then click on the Apply Now link at the bottom of this page.  An electronic submission form will display.  Complete the form and upload your application file where indicated on the form.  You will receive an immediate confirmation that your application has been successfully submitted.

 

DEFINITION OF RESEARCH:  Research includes not only intellectual activity designed to expand knowledge and understanding of people and their environment but also activities in the creative and performing arts aimed at interpreting and enhancing that environment.

 

FUNDING PRIORITIES: Proposals will be evaluated primarily based on the scholarly and creative merit of the proposed activities, the innovativeness, and the capabilities of the co-principal investigators. Priority will be given to junior faculty and to proposals that are a new effort started with no other support available. The secondary evaluation criteria is the use of funds as "seed money" for collection of preliminary data or to demonstrate feasibility, thereby bolstering prospects for future support from external sponsors.

 

AWARDS:  Awards are limited to $50,000.  The award period is one year beginning April 2017 and may be extended with permission from the URC program administrator. Receipt of an award makes the PIs eligible to participate in the annual Intensive Grant Writing workshop which provides one-on-one assistance from a consultant who specializes in writing winning grants.

Note: Incomplete proposals or proposals that do not meet the submission guidelines will not be reviewed or considered for funding.



GRANT CONDITIONS AND ALLOWABLE COSTS:


 

·         Any publications resulting from this research effort should acknowledge URC support.

 

·         Funding is available for projects for one year.  Extensions may be granted if appropriately justified in writing to the URC administrator.

 

·         Allowable costs will typically be those associated with successful completion of a research or scholarly/creative project, and may include equipment, research assistant salaries, or services.  The URC does not fund faculty salary support.  Travel to meetings or conferences is not supported. Travel that is essential to successful completion of the aims of the project is permitted. Publication costs (e.g., charges associated with reproduction of materials or obtaining copyrights) are allowable. Please note that neither indirect costs nor graduate student tuition can be charged to this research project.

 

DEADLINE:  

 

QUESTIONS:  Email Phillip Taylor at taylorp4@ucmail.uc.edu  with questions.



PROPOSAL GUIDELINES


Note:  Applications that do not follow these guidelines will NOT be reviewed.

 

Submit as One File

Biographical sketch (not to exceed 4 pages from each investigator), listing of research support, proposal (not to exceed 5 single-spaced typewritten pages, 12 pt. font minimum and minimum of one-inch margins), one-page proposal revision response (if applicable), budget breakdown and justification, and any accompanying documents must be submitted online as one Word or PDF document.

 

Application Must Include

 

1. Biographical Sketch (not to exceed 4 pages per investigator): Include name, educational background, employment history, awards and honors, and publications (last five years and earlier, representative papers) for each investigator.

 

2. Listing of Research Support (past, current and pending): List all past, current and pending research support from internal and external sources of funding.  Limit listing of support to the past five years. For each grant or contract, include title of project, funding agency, direct costs, and funding period.  Questions in the template regarding the amount of start-up funding and previous URC funding must be answered by the PI.

 

3. Proposal:  Write the proposal such that a panel of reviewers with diverse backgrounds can clearly understand the project. The proposal must not exceed five (5) single-spaced typewritten pages (12 pt. font minimum) including tables and illustrations.  A minimum of one-inch margins is required. References are not included in the five-page limit.  Divide the proposal into the following sections:

 

 Significance (Include statement on why scholarship/creative work would have a major impact on interpreting and
 enhancing that environment.)

    Background

    Preliminary Data (if any)

    Experimental Design and/or Methods

    Timeline

    Innovation (The innovativeness of the proposed research is a primary funding priority.)

 Source of Funds to Continue Research

    Appendices (not required) may contain letters of collaborative arrangements and equipment sharing.

 

4. Interdisciplinary Team:  Indicate the contribution of each faculty member and why this team is interdisciplinary in nature. Remember that at least one collaborator must be an experienced researcher.

 

5. Budget and Budget Justification:  Complete your budget using the following template.  Also provide a short explanation of how the budgeted items relate to the research project.  If funding for a student stipend is requested, please describe the student’s role on the project. Note: May not include student tuition. Faculty salaries are not allowable. University F&A will not be charged to your project. Current fringe rates are located here:

http://www.uc.edu/content/dam/uc/af/budgetfinsvcs/gcc/docs/fringe_benefits_and_facilities_%26_administrative_rates_fy16.pdf

BUDGET BREAKDOWN

AMOUNT

Technical Assistance

_________

Clerical Assistance

_________

Fringe Benefits

_________

Materials & Supplies

_________

Equipment (specify below)

_________

Other

_________

   

TOTAL REQUESTED

_________

 

6. Human Subjects and Animal Research:  If human subjects and/or animals will be used in the proposed research project, please document that the IRB or IACUC protocol is submitted or approved by completing the bottom section of the Budget Justification page. If the protocol is approved, include a copy of the signed approval letter with your application.  A proposal will not be considered for funding without documentation that a protocol has been submitted for review or approved by the IRB and/or the IACUC.

 

Include these questions and answers in your application using the following template.

 

Are human subjects involved in this research project?    Yes: ______   No: ______

If yes, please provide the protocol number ______________ to indicate that a protocol has been submitted or approved.

 

Are animals involved in this research project?    Yes: ______   No: ______

If yes, please provide the protocol number ______________ to indicate that a protocol has been submitted or approved.

 

7. Revised Application: If submitting a revised application, a one-page revision response may be included in the document in addition to the five-page application.