Research & Artistry Awards 2012-2013
Northern Illinois University
Proposals are invited from NIU faculty to support research and artistry activities in all academic areas. This support reflects the University’s commitment to investing resources in faculty research, scholarly and creative activities. In 2012-13, proposals will be accepted in three categories: Opportunity Grants; Facilitation Grants; and Completion Grants.
The Research and Artistry Executive Council emphasizes research/artistry support for beginning faculty. Proposal development, evaluation procedures, timelines, and eligibility requirements are provided separately for Opportunity, Facilitation, and Completion Grants (see category description and links to each RFP below).
All proposals will be reviewed by one or more external reviewers (reviewer nominations to be provided by the applicant) who will provide information on the intellectual merit of the proposal and on the applications qualifications to carry out the proposed work and the extent to which funding, if provided, would benefit the applicant. The Research and Artistry Executive Council will evaluate the scores and reviewer comments and make recommendations for funding.
Applications are due by Monday, October 22, 2012. The application will be submitted on line and no hard copy of the documents required. Please review each category below and click the category to open the RFP specific to each grant. Applicants are encouraged to see our FAQs from previous years (the FAQs will be updated periodically as faculty ask questions regarding this year’s process. All other questions may be directed to David Stone, Associate Vice President for Research at (email@example.com or 753-9282).
Research and Artistry Grant Categories and Request for Proposals:
Opportunity Grants: The Opportunity Grant mechanism intends to support research, scholarly and creative activities with the potential to attract future external funding. Submissions may propose investing in the success of an established program, as well as supporting new projects through funding for a pilot project, establishing or enhancing partnerships, or other activities that significantly advance the University’s scholarly enterprise.
Facilitation Grants: The Facilitation Grant mechanism intends to facilitate high quality research, scholarly and creative activities by faculty members working in areas where extramural support for such endeavors is extremely limited. Generally, these areas may include, but are not limited to, the visual and performing arts, the humanities, and multidisciplinary efforts in the social sciences that have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods.
Completion Grants: The Completion Grant mechanism intends to provide funding to faculty who require additional support to complete an active research, creative, or scholarly project of professional significance. There must be a discrete outcome or deliverable target in the application. Moreover, the identified goal must be achievable within the scope of the proposed budget and time-line. Preference will be given to externally supported projects that demonstrate the need for additional funding to complete an identified deliverable.