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 click here to access the complete set of 2018-2019 guidelines. Please note that guidelines will be updated for the 2019-2020 competition cycle and will be posted in July.
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 2019 deadline: by 5:00 pm on Monday, September 23 (Faculty Small Grants, Research Professorships, Pre-doctoral Research Grants, Dissertation Research Grants)
Spring 2020 deadline: by 5:00 pm on Monday, January 27 (Faculty Small Grants, Pre-doctoral Research Grants, Dissertation Research Grants)
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, including eligibility requirements.
Please note that, beginning in Fall 2018, Research Professorship applications will only be accepted once annually during the Fall competition cycle. This is to provide units with ample time to plan for and to secure teaching coverage for affected courses.
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, including eligibility requirements.
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, including eligibility requirements.
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, including eligibility requirements.
All awardees must report on their expenditures and activities via a Qualtrics report after the end of the funding period.
If you have any questions about SBSRI's funding contact Beth Stahmer, Director SBSRI, before submitting a proposal or a report.