INTRAMURAL RESEARCH INCENTIVE GRANTS
THE APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING 2014 INTRAMURAL RESEARCH INCENTIVE GRANTS (IRIG) ARE AVAILABLE. THE NEXT DEADLINE IS MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014. HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THE COMPETITIVE ENHANCEMENT GRANT (CEG) AND THE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLAR GRANT (URS) WILL BE REVIEWED MONTHLY.
The University must comply with government statutes pertaining to the use of humans as subjects, experimental animals, pathogenic organisms, ionizing radiation, radioisotopes, toxic, carcinogenic, mutagenic agents, or recombinant DNA. Women and members of minority groups should be included in any IRIG-supported project involving human subjects, unless a compelling reason is given that inclusion is not appropriate with respect to the health of the subjects or the purpose of the research.
Vice President for Research Undergraduate Research Scholar Grant (URS): Undergraduate Research Scholar Grants (URS): The primary purpose of a URS is to enrich the research, scholarship and creative arts experience of the undergraduate student by involving the student in research collaboration with a faculty member. The student is expected to become intellectually involved in design and execution of the research project, not just serve as "another pair of hands." The undergraduate student writes the URS proposal after he or she has identified a faculty mentor who is interested in serving as the mentor. The faculty mentor is expected to make arrangements for the student to receive up to three (3) hours of course credit for the research or creative activity and provide a grade for the work completed by the student. Students are encouraged to present a poster, or an equivalent demonstration of the research, on the Undergraduate Research Day. The student may request up to $300 (dry lab/creative activity) or $500 (wet lab) for supplies and expenses required for conducting the research or creative activity. URS proposals may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed on a monthly basis. The form can be found on the web. URS Application Form
The Competitive Enhancement Grant (CEG) proposals must be received by the first day of the month (the first work day) in order to assign reviewers for that month's Research Advisory Council meeting. CEG Application Form
Under the University's current budgeting practices, it is possible to carry funds over to the next fiscal year. However, the usual maximum period of any grant is one year from the proposed starting date. Investigators who have received prior funding from IRIG must submit a report on their prior grants in order to be eligible for additional funding. Grants from these intramural funding programs may not be used to fund travel to professional meetings, symposia, workshops, etc., and any deviations from the proposal budget must have the prior approval of the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation.
Applications may be downloaded from our web page or by contacting the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation by calling 852-4951. Questions about the nature of the grants or how the awards are made should be emailed to Dr. Pamela Feldhoff or by calling 852-7136 or 852-3791. Completed applications must be submitted by the deadline date given on the application forms. All proposals will be reviewed by a faculty advisory committee which will make recommendations as soon after that date as possible.