Internal sources of funding for research and creative activity
Utah State University provides a range of funding opportunities for research and creative activities. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHaSS) shares in this mission and encourages its faculty to pursue appropriate forms of internal support. If you have questions about any of these programs, please contact Associate Dean Eric Reither for further information (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Grants from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
CHaSS provides four distinct funding opportunities for external grant development, innovative research and creative activities, and travel for the purpose of research dissemination. The Requests for Proposals (RFP) below provide additional information about these awards, including eligibility requirements and application deadlines:
The Large Grant Development Award provides up to $10,000 in total funding for faculty to develop and submit external grant proposals of at least $200,000.
The Small Grant Development Award provides up to $5,000 in total funding for faculty to develop and submit external grant proposals of at least $10,000.
The Creative Activity and Research Enhancement (CARE) Award provides up to $2,000 to support innovative faculty projects that will result in a research product, such as a book chapter or peer-reviewed journal article.
The Faculty Travel Grant provides up to $1,250 to support the dissemination of research and other forms of scholarship emanating from creative activities.
Grants from the Office of Research and Graduate Studies
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (RGS) at Utah State University offers three generous funding opportunities to support the development of external grant proposals:
The Grant-Writing Experience through Mentorship (GEM) program requires that junior faculty at USU collaborate with a senior colleague to develop and submit an external grant proposal. The maximum award is $10,000.
The Research Catalyst (RC) program funds research initiatives that promise to attract external funding. Awards support preliminary research and proposal development, including up to one month of faculty salary. The maximum award is $20,000.
The Seed Program to Advance Research Collaboration (SPARC) program supports the creation of interdisciplinary research teams to pursue external awards of at least $1 million. Awards support teambuilding, preliminary research and proposal development, including up to one month of faculty salary. The maximum award is $35,000.
Faculty submit GEM, RC and SPARC proposals through CHaSS. The college due date will precede the RGS deadline by approximately one week. All RGS programs require that faculty complete the RGS seminar in grant writing. For complete details on RGS seed funding programs, including eligibility requirements and proposal deadlines, see: https://rgs.usu.edu/rd/rgs-funding/
Other sources of internal research support
The Mountain West Center (https://mountainwest.usu.edu/small-grants) and USU Extension (https://extension.usu.edu/employee/grants) also provide excellent internal funding opportunities. Please check the web links for details. As other internal funding opportunities emerge for the 2018-19 academic year, the Dean’s Office will notify faculty about these programs.