Community-Based Research Program – Now Accepting Applications

Deadline: February 15th, 2020 by 5:00pm via Infoready.
Amount: Up to $20,000

Program Purpose

The Community-Based Research (CBR) Grant Program encourages collaborative research that involves both University and local, regional and/or statewide community partners.  This program is intended to promote scholarship and the dissemination of knowledge from existing University-community partnerships with the intent that they produce scholarly articles and/or demonstrate significant potential to receive extramural funding. The award is available to faculty in all disciplines and will provide up to $20,000 in funding.

Eligibility

Career-line and Tenure-line faculty with a minimum of two years at the University who hold at least a 0.75 FTE appointment are eligible to apply.

An applicant is limited to one application per cycle, whether individually or in combination with others. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure collaborators do not have competing interests. In the case where an application is funded, the applicant is not eligible to compete in future CBR grant cycles for three years from the activation date of the successful proposal.

If an application has been turned down by the review panel, the applicant is allowed one re-submission of a revised proposal on the same subject. Revised proposals must indicate changes from the previous proposal and respond to reviewer comments in a point-by-point fashion.

Criteria

Proposals are evaluated on their significance, soundness, competence and merits. Proposals that exhibit evidence of strong collaboration with community partners, potential to build or strengthen cross-disciplinary research partnerships with in the university and/or community, and potential to lead to extramural funding will be highly considered.

Length of Grant 

Community Based Research Grants will remain open for one year. If the work cannot be completed in the initial 12-month period, the principal investigator may request one 6-month extension by submitting a written request to the Vice President for Research at least one month prior to the end of the project.

Required Documents:

  1. Abstract/Body of Proposal/References (5 pages)
  2. Budget Page (Budget Guidelines PDF)
  3. Current and Pending Support
  4. CV or Biographical Sketch
  5. Letters of Support from Department Chair or Equivalent to the Vice President for Research
  6. Letter of Support from Community Partner(s) Involved with the Project to the VPR

Submission of Proposals

Application materials must be submitted using Infoready. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m., February 15.

Note: When a submission date falls on a weekend, Federal holiday, State holiday, or a University closure date, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.