SBSRI has limited funds for Leveraging Grants. These $1,500-maximum grants are to help prospective faculty PIs with activities that have a clear return on SBS's investment. Leveraging Grants support the development of proposals in response to external funding mechanisms. Leveraging Grants cannot be used to leverage additional internal grants funded through sponsors such as the Office of Research, Discovery and Innovation, the Haury Foundation, or the Confluencenter. Leveraging Grants can be completed in GAS anytime; the reviews and decisions are usually ready within two weeks of submission. Multiple collaborators within SBS cannot receive Leveraging Grant funds for the same project and individual PIs can receive only one Leveraging Grant from SBSRI in a one-year period. For current guidelines, click here.
The other SBSRI grants are awarded twice per year.
Fall 2017 deadline: 5 pm on Monday, September 25 (Faculty Small Grants, Pre-doctoral Research Grants, Dissertation Research Grants)
Spring 2018 deadline: 5 pm on Monday, January 29 (Faculty Small Grants, Research Professorships, Pre-doctoral Research Grants, Dissertation Research Grants)
SBSRI offers the following awards for faculty and students in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. All are subject to funding availability, and all expenditures are handled through the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in accordance with University policies and procedures. It is the PI's responsibility to learn about those policies and follow those procedures. Unit business managers can help, as can SBSRI staff. If you receive an award, you must credit SBSRI as you disseminate your research.
Please note that SBSRI's competition guidelines have changed. Please click here to access complete set of 2017-2018 guidelines.
Applications will be submitted on this website using the "APPLY FOR SBSRI FUNDING" link above. Information on each type of award is below.
Faculty Small Grants
Faculty Small Grants of up to $3,500 provide seed money for larger projects, including those leading to proposals to external funding agencies. These grants may also be used for full-scale but inexpensive projects or parts of projects. Allowable expenses include research-related travel, subject payment, supplies, short-term research assistance, and small equipment. These grants do not support publication costs, faculty supplemental compensation, or standard equipment (including computers). See guidelines for further information.
SBSRI funds Research Professorships every academic year. Three Professorships have been awarded for AY2017-2018. SBSRI will solicit applications for Research Professorships for AY2018-2019 during the Spring 2018 competition cycle (see deadline date above). This award releases the recipient from one course to conduct research. Awards are contingent on needs of the applicant's unit, so the unit head/director must sign off on the application. The first item in GAS, which you will see before clicking on any sub-components of the proposal, asks for the head/director's name in order to solicit that agreement. This application has no budget component.
Applicants cannot have a teaching release during the current or next academic year, and cannot have been awarded a professorship within the previous five years. Priority will be given to junior faculty and/or faculty who are new to SBS, given applications of equal merit. See guidelines for further information.
Pre-doctoral Research Grants
Up to $500 for PhD and Master's research activities. Allowable expenses include research-related travel and expenses, subject payment, supplies, and small equipment. Students may be awarded only one Pre-doctoral Research Grant; prior awardees are not eligible. See guidelines for further information.
Dissertation Research Grants
Up to $2,000 for graduate students who have advanced to PhD candidacy and who require funding to conduct their dissertation research. Allowable expenses include research-related travel and expenses, subject payment, supplies, and small equipment. Students may be awarded only one Dissertation Research Grant; prior awardees are not eligible. See guidelines for further information.
All awardees must report on their expenditures and activities after the end of funding period. The Qualtrics report for FY2016-2017 will be available in late August. Please check back at that time.
If you have any questions about SBSRI's funding, contact Beth Stahmer before submitting a proposal or a report.