Where can I find the USRC funding rates and USRC award summaries?
This information can be found on the University
Senate Awards website. The links are located in the dark gray shaded
box at the top of the page.
How do I determine the amount of Senate funding for which I am eligible to apply?
may receive up to $4,000 during a single year or $7,000 over a
three-year period through a combination of Senate Fellowships, research and
scholarship “small grants,” and conference travel. To determine the amount for
which you are eligible to apply is determined by adding the present fiscal year
and the prior two fiscal years’ awards.
Can a small-grant proposal be submitted for travel to present papers/scholarly work before receiving conference acceptance?
Yes. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply
well in advance of the conference date and may submit an application prior to
receipt of conference acceptance.
Can I submit a proposal for a second travel to present papers/scholarly in one academic year if the travel award I received was less than $1,000?
One domestic or international conference travel award “up to a maximum of
$1,000” will be allowed per faculty per faculty member.
Can I apply to present at more than one conference on one travel proposal submission?
No. Faculty should choose the most compelling
and/or expensive trip and focus the proposal on just that one trip.
Can graduate students who are currently IUP temporary faculty apply for a USRC small grant?
Graduate students are encouraged to apply for graduate student funding
from the School of Graduate Studies and Research. Funding information is located on our funding website.
Can a small-grant proposal be submitted for the May competition for research and scholarship projects and travel to present papers/scholarly work that will occur prior to July 1 of the new fiscal year?
No. For the May competition, small-grant proposals are
only accepted for research and scholarship projects and travel to present papers/scholarly work beginning July 1 or later.
How do I submit my final report?
Submit your final report using the form available in InfoReady Review. To locate the form, open your application in InfoReady, then click “progress report” on the right sidebar. Please note that a final report must be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered for future awards.
How do applicants who are proposing to co-present at a conference submit a small grant proposal?
Each applicant submits her/his proposal to
co-present at a conference. Applicants
proposing to co-present at a conference must explain each person’s contribution
to the work being presented, as well as justify why more than one presenter is
needed at the conference. There must be
some overwhelming reason why two presenters should be funded to present the
If an error is found on an already submitted proposal after the submission deadline, can a correction be sent to replace it?
No. Proposals and any corrections to an already
submitted proposal will not be accepted after the 4:30 p.m. deadline.
When will the Senate Fellowship proposals be reviewed by the University Senate Research Committee?
The proposals will be reviewed at the April
USRC monthly meeting.
When will the Senate Fellowship awards be announced?
Awards will be announced in late April.
Submit your final
report using the form available in InfoReady Review. To locate the form, open
your application in InfoReady, then click “progress report” on the right
sidebar. Please note that a final report must be submitted by the deadline in
order to be considered for future awards.