SBSRI has limited funds for Leveraging Grants. These $1000-maximum grants are to help prospective faculty PIs with activities that have a clear return on SBS's investment. Most of these relate to the development of proposals in response to external funding mechanisms. The Leveraging Grants can be completed in GAS anytime; the reviews and decisions are usually ready within two weeks of submission. An individual can receive only one grant from SBSRI per fiscal year.
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.
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). An individual can receive only one grant from SBSRI per fiscal year.
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.
To be eligible for this award, you cannot have received a teaching release during the current or next academic year. Priority will be given to junior faculty and/or faculty who are new to SBS. Professorships for other faculty will support projects that have not received prior funding through this mechanism. Faculty who have received professorships for other projects must describe what that earlier funding enabled them to do.
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. An individual can receive only one grant from SBSRI per fiscal year.
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. An individual can receive only one grant from SBSRI per fiscal year.
All awardees must report on their expenditures and activities by 14 days after the end of funding period. Click HERE to access the report on Qualtrics.
If you have any questions about SBSRI's funding, contact Beth Stahmer before submitting a proposal or a report.