The Infrastructure Enhancement and Growth Grant Competition is closing soon. All eligible faculty are encouraged to submit their proposals by Monday, November 13, at 4:30 p.m.
The Infrastructure and Growth Grant is a new internal grant competition for all IUP full- or part-time tenured or tenure-track faculty. In support of this new Enhancement and Growth Grant Program, the SGSR has allocated $100,000 this fiscal year for projects requesting $10,000 (minimum) to $25,000 (maximum).
To apply, please visit the grant competition page in InfoReady Review.
Proposed projects must
The infrastructure enhancement component of successful applications will focus on how the proposed project will add to and/or enhance the research/scholarship infrastructure and mission of IUP, such as through the development of a new lab/creative space or enhancement/updating of existing spaces, procurement of core equipment, or other improvements that will facilitate original faculty and student research, scholarship, and creative endeavors. Enhancements/additions that benefit multiple faculty or programs and/or support interdisciplinary work that will be sustained beyond the proposed project funding period are encouraged.
Successful applicants must also identify the role that the project will play in the pursuit of a specific grant/contract/source of external funding. This component should be seen as extending the research mission of the university by pursuing external support for furthering the research agenda of the researcher and possibly providing additional opportunities and enhancement for IUP’s broader research mission. Applicants must identify a specific funding source (e.g., grant or contract), and a proposal must be submitted for this funding by the end of the calendar year following the awarding of the internal grant (i.e., by the end of December 2018). There is not a monetary minimum for the external funding sought, but applicants are strongly encouraged to think bigger on this component.
Proposals will be blind reviewed by a panel of three experienced/accomplished researchers and two representatives from the SGSR. Proposals will be scored on a 20-point scale, with eight points allocated for each of the two required areas described above (infrastructure enhancement and future pursuit of external funding), and four points to be allocated at the reviewer’s discretion for overall project strength, creativity, etc. A proposal must obtain an average score of at least 80 percent (16 points) across the reviewers for consideration for funding. From the pool of eligible (average 80 percent or above) applications, the top scoring proposals will be funded, up to a combined total of $100,000.
For technical questions about applying in InfoReady, please contact Bethany Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org). For all other questions, please contact Randy Martin (email@example.com) or Hilliary Creely (firstname.lastname@example.org).