UNI 2013-2014 Capacity Building Grant Competition

-- The 2013-14 Capacity Building Grant Competition is now closed. --

 

Internal Funding Announcement

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) is pleased to announce the 2013-14 Capacity Building internal grant programs made available through the Office of the Vice President and Provost with additional funding for student activities made available through the Office of President.  The purpose of these programs is to build UNI’s capacity for scholarship, research and creative activities, to support interdisciplinary work, to enhance the ability of faculty and staff to apply and compete for external funding, and to encourage student research and creative collaborations with UNI faculty.  

Another source of the funding for this competition is the National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) program.  The Iowa NSF EPSCoR program is an inter-institutional effort to enhance research capacity in the sciences and promote the development of a diverse workforce in STEM across the state.   In addition, projects which propose to undertake research with commercialization potential may be supported by State of Iowa funding from the new Skilled Worker and Job Creation Fund (formerly the Regents Innovation Fund and the Grow Iowa Values Fund). 

Grant Programs

Programs

Descriptions

Max. Grant Amounts

Deadlines

Project

Start/End Dates

I. Scholarship

For research support and other scholarly activities

$1,500

Letter of Intent:  Not required

Application:  Nov. 4, 2013

Dec. 1, 2013-

May 31, 2014

II.  Project

For small to large-scale projects as well as for projects planning  interdisciplinary proposals

$20,000

Letter of Intent:  Nov. 4, 2013

Application:  Nov. 18, 2013

Jan. 15, 2014-May 31, 2015

III.  Commercialization

For projects with commercial potential

$20,000

Letter of Intent:  Nov. 4, 2013

Application:  Nov. 18, 2013

Jan. 15, 2014-May 31, 2015

IV.  Student-Faculty Collaboration

For student wages and supply expenses to support student involvement in faculty research and other scholarship

$3,500

Letter of Intent:  Not required

Application: Nov. 18, 2013

Jan. 15, 2014-Aug. 31, 2014

V.  Conference

For planning and hosting a scholarly conference

$15,000

Letter of Intent:  Nov. 4, 2013

Application: Nov. 18, 2013

Jan. 15, 2014-May 31, 2015

Application Instructions

Complete applications will include an Application Cover Sheet with signatures, a Project Narrative and specified attachments, a Budget form with Budget Narrative.  Each application must adhere to the guidelines for the grant program for which it is intended, each of which is outlined in further detail in the Request for Proposals.  All applications must be received in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs by 5:00 p.m. on or before the due dates noted above.

Request for Proposals

Application Cover Sheet

Budget Form

Questions

Please direct questions to Anita Gordon, Director of Research Services, at anita.gordon@uni.edu, or Hillery Oberle, Pre-Award Administrator, at hillery.oberle@uni.edu.  All RSP staff can be reached at 319-273-3217.