Faculty Research Awards

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2017 Faculty Research Awards

Overview:

The Vice President for Research & Innovation invites faculty members from all academic disciplines to apply for 2017 Faculty Research Awards. 

Faculty Research Awards provide funds for scholarship, creative projects, and quantitative or qualitative research.  Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Book projects that are intended for publication with an academic press
  • Performances in nationally or internationally known venues
  • Creative work that will be exhibited
  • Projects that obtain pilot data, demonstrate the feasibility of an approach or method, or contribute to the development of a prototype
  • Travel to conduct field work or conduct research at an archive or special collection

Use of Funds:

The maximum amount of a Faculty Research Award is $5,500. 

Funds may be used for travel, equipment, supplies, contractual services, core/shared user facility use, graduate or undergraduate student effort, or as a stipend during the summer months. Please note that as a stipend, Faculty Research Awards are processed through payroll and are subject to Other Payroll Expenses (OPE).  If a stipend is provided, the recipient’s unit must calculate the expected OPE and reduce the stipend award accordingly.  The Faculty Research Award provides $5,500 for two consecutive months of research and writing.   

Funds may not be used 1) to replace or fund faculty salary 2) as a stipend during the academic year, 3) for instructional release/course buyouts 4) for construction or facility renovation or 5) for curriculum development or career development.

Awards are for the 12-month, fiscal year period commencing July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018.  Award monies may not be used for reimbursement and direct expenditure prior to July 1, 2017. 

 Timeline:

Applications are due by Monday, November 28, 2016 by 5:00 PM. Notification of awards will take place in late February 2017. Projects cannot begin until July 1, 2017, and must be completed by June 30, 2018. Final reports are due by July 31, 2018.

Eligibility:

Faculty members with the rank of Assistant Professor or above OR non-tenure-track faculty who hold a full time appointment (1.0 FTE) that includes substantial research responsibilities, have been employed by the university for at least 3 years at the time of application, and will hold a UO appointment during the academic year of the research award. Emeritus, Courtesy, Visiting and adjunct appointee ranks are ineligible.

Individuals are limited to submitting one application per funding cycle. Applicants may serve as a collaborator or team member on additional projects.   

Recipients of a Summer Research Award or Faculty Research Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation who have not submitted a final report for their prior grant are ineligible.

Faculty members who have received funding in any of the three previous award cycles are not eligible to apply.

Review Process:

(1)  An initial review will be conducted to ensure that proposals are in compliance with all guidelines. Proposals deemed non-compliant will be returned to the applicant and will not be reviewed further.

(2)  A committee of UO faculty appointed by the Faculty Senate will provide peer review of the intellectual merit of the proposals and furnish their recommendations to the Vice President for Research and Innovation.  

(3)  The Vice President for Research & Innovation will make the final determination of projects to be funded through the Faculty Research Awards program.

Application:

Please send your statement of work, budget and budget justification, curriculum vitae, and any relevant attachments in one document, using Times New Roman font in 11 point or larger and 1” margins and formatted as a Word document or PDF (preferred). Your completed application form can be in a second document. Send to:  rds@uoregon.edu, using the subject line Faculty Research Award 2017 Application. Electronic submission of proposals is required.  Paper applications will not be accepted.

Proposal Components:

(1) Completed Application Form

(2) Three-page statement of work. Include a description of your research project, your timeline and milestones, expected outcomes, future research and scholarship that will result from the proposed project, and a brief explanation of how requested funds will be expended.

(3) Budget and Budget Justification (1 page)

  • Include a line item budget of expenses (travel, supplies, equipment, services, student work, other) and a total amount requested.
  • Include institutional support/matching funds from other units or colleges, if any, and how they will be allocated within the total budget.

(4) Curriculum Vitae, limited to 2 pages, including products of scholarship (books published, articles, awards, etc.).

(5) Attachments (as relevant)

  • Letter describing and authorizing any institutional support/matching funds designated for project from authorized party (e.g., department head, director, dean, associate dean).
  • List of prior institutional support provided to the applicant (including any start-up funds) in the past five years.