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Summer Research Programs Announcement
By Admin (on 12/7/2009 @ 10:22:52, in Internal Grant Program, read 2495 times)
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the opening of competition for the 2010 Summer Research Programs.  Eligible UNO faculty members are encouraged to apply for one of these awards as a means of honing their grant-making skills, and for the purpose of developing new areas of research or scholarly endeavors. 

Deadline for submission of applications: 

        SCoRE and CEO:         February 15, 2010
        SUE:                         February 22, 2010

Budget Period:                   1 June – 13 August, 2010

1.     SCoRe (Stimulating Competitive Research)

The goal of the SCoRe award is to enhance the UNO faculty’s ability to successfully compete for extramural sponsored research funding.  The SCoRe award is intended as seed money for tenure-track faculty to develop a new area of research activity.  Funding priorities include collection of preliminary data, planning and writing of grant proposals for external funding, maintenance of laboratory activities while preparing for a new area of research, and the purchase of research equipment.  As a rule, the SCoRe award will not be used for on-going support of existing projects for which outside funding might reasonably be expected.  Funding can be requested for graduate student support, undergraduate assistance, up to one month of PI summer salary, research supplies, travel and scientific equipment.  Cap: $15,000.

2.     CEO (Creative Endeavor Opportunity)

The goal is to provide support for tenure-track faculty to launch programs of research, scholarship, exhibition or performance that will ultimately result in increased research and creative activity on campus.  Each proposal will be evaluated for its potential impact on the faculty member’s discipline, as well as its contribution to the faculty member’s development as a researcher, teacher and scholar in a specific field of knowledge.  This funding could be used for as much as one month summer salary, research support, or subventions (page charges, book subventions, theatre/music/art productions) or some combination thereof.  Cap: $6600.

3.     SUE (Summer Undergraduate Experience)

Individual faculty members can apply for a SUE award in the fall semester for the following summer.  This would propose a research or scholarly experience for four to six undergraduates, and the application will include a summary of activities with a detailed budget. This award is open to both tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty. In the spring, the chosen program will solicit applications from undergraduates to participate in the SUE.  Depending upon the nature of the SUE, the budget could include up to one month summer salary for the PI and a stipend for the undergraduate(s). Cap: $15,000, dependent upon number of undergraduate participants.

SRP Procedure 
1.     Open and save the SRP Proposal Form from the link on the right of the SRP sharepoint page, https://sharepoint.uno.edu/research/srp

[Please note that you may be required to log in to the site.  Your username is your UNO email address including the @uno.edu and your password is your usual LAN password]. 

2.     Complete your proposal (maximum of 15 pages single spaced).  Your proposal must follow the format given in the SCoRe or CEO Proposal Format Instructions provided under the Links section of the SRP sharepoint page.  The Proposal Evaluation Form to be used by the review committee will guide you to ensure that you have addressed all of the items which will be considered in the ranking of the proposals.

3.     Sign the SRP Proposal Form.  A typed signature is acceptable.

4.     Fill out the Electronic Internal Routing form (https://sharepoint.uno.edu/research/Routing%20Form/Forms/Admin.aspx, click “New”), attach your proposal and budget as indicated, complete and sign the Conflict of Interest statement, electronically sign the routing form, and click “submit”.  This will automatically forward your proposal to your Chair.

Successful applicants should complete their projects by the end of the budget period.  Progress reports will be required by 1 October, 2010, from the successful applicants.

Those interested should contact Liz Gordon (etgordon@uno.edu or 280-6669) with any questions.