Friday, April 6, 2018

Join us on Facebook!

I'm so glad we had this time together.... But as of today, this blog will no longer be updated.

Come join the newly formed Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) on Facebook where will we publish funding opportunities, graduate studies information, spotlight awesome projects, and more!

Office of Research and Graduate Studies FB page

ORGS combines the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs with the Graduate School - both now under the leadership of Dr. Pauline Sampson.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Texas Department of Transportation Research Proposals

Texas Department of Transportation announces the FY2019 RFP #1 schedule and project solicitations (dates are approximate):

April 12University proposals are due to RTI
April 16-May 16      Proposals are evaluated
May 16Proposal evaluations are due to RTI
June 7-14Review board and FHWA approval
June 19-21RTI notifies universities of project awards

The list of open research requests is located here:

TxDOT Open Research Request for Proposal

All proposals must adhere to the updated TxDOT University Handbook which is also available on the above website.

Please contact Beverly Morehouse in the Office of Research and Graduate Studies as soon as possible if interested.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

National Endowment for the Humanities Increases Fellowship amount

NEH has increased the Fellowships monthly stipend from $4,200 to $5,000. As a result, the minimum award is now $30,000 (for six months of full-time work). The maximum award is now $60,000 (for twelve months of full-time work).

Program Statistics

In the last five competitions the Fellowships program received an average of 1,125 applications per year. The program made an average of 77 awards per year, for a funding ratio of 7 percent.

The number of applications to an NEH grant program can vary widely from year to year, as can the funding ratio. Information about the average number of applications and awards in recent competitions is meant only to provide historical context for the current competition.

For more information, please visit the program website: NEH Fellowships

Monday, November 27, 2017

Grant Writing Workshop at Lamar University March 9, 2018

Lamar University invites SFA faculty and staff to their upcoming Grant Writing Workshop with representatives from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institute of Health (NIH).

The event is March 9, 2018 and the FREE registration includes breakfast and lunch. The event is limited to 95 persons (and 50 have already registered).

Registration must be received no later than January 19, 2018 by 5:00pm.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Virtual NSF Grants Conference

Experience the Fall 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grants Conference virtually.

The upcoming conference in Phoenix, AZ on November 13-14, 2017
will be webcast live to the research community.

View the plenary sessions to gain key insights into a wide range of 
current issues at NSF including: the state of current funding, new
and current policies and procedures, and pertinent administrative issues.

Click here to register. 

Check out the webcast agenda for more information.

These sessions will be recorded for on-demand viewing once the
conference has concluded. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

RCA applications now available

The FY18 guidelines and application materials for the Research/Creative Activity Grants (RCA) are now available on the ORSP website.

The RCA grants provide substantive support for research and creative activities and are awarded through the annual fall competition. These grants are intended for larger faculty research and creative projects that require more support and time.

In addition to a 6-week summer salary for the PI, the RCA grant provides funding up to $10,000 for other allowable costs. Refer to the guidelines for more detail.

All Research Enhancement programs are available to individuals with a full-time, tenure-track academic appointment as detailed in SFA policy 8.11 (Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Instructor, and Librarian I-IV).

The final deadline to submit to ORSP is Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5 p.m. Individual departments and colleges may have earlier deadlines.

Guidelines and applications are available on the Internal Funding section of the ORSP website.

Friday, September 15, 2017

FY18 Research Enhancement Program

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the University Research Council are pleased to announce the FY18 competition for the Research Grant Development and Research Pilot Studies competitions.

The Research Grant Development (RGD) program provides support for a faculty member to develop an external research grant application. The faculty member may either receive a summer stipend or receive a course release in the fall/spring semester (and the grant will cover the costs of the faculty replacement or adjunct).

The Research Pilot Studies (RPS) program provides support of up to $3,000 to assist faculty in initiating pilot projects. Allowable costs include travel to collect data, supplies, materials, non-capital equipment, and student assistant wages.

The deadline for spring projects is October 9, 2017 with recipients notified in December. For summer 2018 and fall 2018 projects, the deadline is March 23, 2018.

Guidelines and applications are available on the ORSP website.