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APPLICATION GUIDELINES FOR INTERNAL UNIVERSITY GRANTS FOR RESEARCH AND TEACHING
Research Grants support projects that will lead to significant publication or support from external sponsors. Recipients of University Research Grants are encouraged to work with the Sponsored Projects Office to develop a plan for obtaining external research funding in the future. The Director of Sponsored Projects may contact applicants with suggestions for external funding.
Teaching Grants support activities that will improve the quality of education at Santa Clara through curricular or pedagogical innovation. Preference is given to projects that promise to have a significant impact on an entire school, department, or program; projects that enhance the Core Curriculum or Residential Learning Communities; or projects that promote integrated education through faculty collaboration. All Teaching Grant proposals must indicate intended learning outcomes and provide a plan for assessment.
Research Course Release Awards
Sustainability Research Grants
Most University Research and Teaching grants fall in the range of $1,000 to $5,000, but there are no absolute limits. All full time faculty are eligible to submit proposals for Teaching and Research grants.
Previous University grant recipients are ordinarily not eligible to receive a new grant until the earlier grant has been completed and a final report has been submitted. Any exceptions should be accompanied by an explanation and an interim report. In accordance with a recommendation by the Committee on Research, proposals funded by the University will be available for inspection by other faculty upon request.
APPLICATION GUIDELINES FOR UNIVERSITY GRANTS
The grant proposal should not exceed five single‑spaced pages and should include each of the following sections: (1) title and description of project; (2) timetable; (3) relevance to past and future research or teaching; (4) list of grants or fellowships (internal or external) received during past three years; (5) report on previous internal grants; (6) for Teaching and Research Grants, itemized budget with justification.
Proposals for Teaching Grants should also discuss the anticipated impact of the project on student learning and the curriculum. They should include an assessment plan describing how the success of the project will be evaluated.
Proposed research that entails the use of human subjects, laboratory animals, radiological hazards, biohazards, or recombinant DNA must comply with University policies and external requirements. Please consult the Faculty Handbook www.scu.edu/faculty/handbook/ Sections 3.7.7-3.7.10 for information on policies involving Human Subjects, Biosafety, and Animal Care and Use.
II. Budget (for Teaching and Research Grants)
Funds are ordinarily not awarded through this program for faculty salaries, sabbatical projects, tuition remission, conference travel, or equipment replacement.
Requests for student research assistants should include fringe benefits. Benefits should be calculated at .85% during the academic year and 8.5% during the summer. Applicants needing advice in preparing the budget should feel free to call Sophia Hinojosa, Director of Sponsored Projects for assistance (x4806).
III. Application Deadlines for 2011
Feb. 23 - Applicant submits copies of proposal and current C.V. to all of the following: Chair, Dean, and Associate Provost for Faculty Development. Electronic submission of proposals is welcomed.
Mar. 2 - Chair submits brief evaluation of proposal with recommendation to Dean and Associate Provost for Faculty Development. A chair applying for a grant should ask a senior colleague in the department to write the evaluation of the chair’s proposal.
Mar. 9 - Dean submits evaluation and ranking of proposals to Associate Provost for Faculty Development.
Mar. 16 - Committee assembled to evaluate Writing/Performance grants submits evaluations and ranking of relevant proposals to Associate Provost.
Mar. 23 - Announcement of awards.
IV. Evaluation Criteria
Evaluators may take the following into consideration: the quality of the proposal and the project; the likelihood that the project will be completed; the likelihood that the grant will lead to future external funding; and the likelihood that the project will lead in the foreseeable future to a publication/performance or a significant contribution to student learning. Chairs and Deans should also take into consideration faculty rank. Other things being equal, priority will be given to tenure-track faculty, tenured faculty, senior lecturers, and other full-time faculty, in that order.