Identifying Research Funding Support
Lake Campus Faculty Development
Submission Deadlines – October 7 and February 10
Purpose: The Lake Campus Professional Development Grant Program is a college specific funding program designed to parallel the University Research and Sponsored Programs internal granting program. This program is intended to provide funds for all faculty activities related to engaging professional development and growth, particularly in areas of research and teaching where external funding is typically unavailable. Requests up to $2,000 per proposal will be considered. All faculty, including tenure eligible, instructors, and lecturers are encouraged to apply. Up to 6 faculty grants will be awarded during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Tp apply, please prepare a proposal packet that includes, the following components:
(1) Grant Cover Page;
(2) Project Narrative [not to exceed three (3) pages];
- Must include a timeline and statement of relevance to Lake Campus and community
(3) Investigator Qualifications [not to exceed one (1) page per investigator]
(4) List of Investigator’s current external and internal funding; and
Please see attached sample for format and style.
“The proposal packet will be reviewed by an internal committee and applicants will be informed upon completion of review. Accepted applicants will be expected to complete all outlined activities by the aforementioned timeline. Funded applicants are expected to share their findings with their respective academic communities within one semester of the completion of the project. Appropriate venues for meeting this requirement include presenting at an academic conference, speaking at a community event, or publishing a manuscript. Additionally, funded applicants must present their findings at the spring Lake Campus Research Colloquium. Events must be documented with the internal review committee.”
Note: Priority will be given to applicants that have not received funding the previous year.
Lake Campus Student Mini Grant
Submission Deadline – Continual Submissions Accepted
Purpose: The Lake Campus Student Centered Mini Grant Program is a college specific funding program designed to complement the faculty internal granting program. This program is intended to provide project funds for any student involved with faculty research. Requests up to $500 per proposal will be considered. Funds are designed to help offset costs of research materials, travel, and conference presentation expenses. All students are encouraged to apply. Students must have a faculty mentor. Up to $3,000 in student proposals will be awarded during the 2016-2017 academic year.
To apply, please prepare a proposal packet that includes:
(1) Grant Cover Page;
(2) Project Narrative [not to exceed two (2) pages];
- Must include a timeline and statement of relevance to Lake campus and community
Please see attached sample for format and style.
The proposal packet will be reviewed by an internal committee and applicants will be informed upon completion of review. Accepted applicants will be expected to complete all outlined activities by the aforementioned timeline. Funded applicants are expected to share their findings with the Lake Campus through a student presentation, poster, or other activity in conjunction with their faculty mentor.
Western Ohio Educational Foundation (WOEF) Grant
Submission Deadlines – September 15 and February 15
Purpose: The Western Ohio Educational Foundation was established in 1962 by a group of private citizens for the purpose of providing the means and facilities for the establishment and operation in West Central Ohio of a program of education beyond and above high school level. The Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization directed by a 25-member Board of Trustees who represent the higher educational interests of the Ohio counties of Auglaize, Darke, Mercer, Van Wert and beyond. The Foundation is focused on supporting the success of the Lake Campus, a branch campus of Wright State University, and the students who attend there.
WOEF financial resources are intended to fill gaps in internal funding for scholarships, grants and loans that benefit the students who attend the Lake Campus. The Foundation anticipates receiving many more grant requests than it will be able to fund. In order to help make the difficult funding choices, the Board of Trustees has adopted the following guidelines.
The Board of Trustees of the Foundation have absolute discretion in selecting recipients of WOEF grants and in determining the amount of said grants. The Foundation Trustees may make such amendments and modifications of the Guidelines pertaining to the selection of grant recipients, the amount of each grant and the payment of grants as they, in their sole and absolute discretion, determine.
To apply, please follow the attached guidelines and sample for format and style.
Wright State Teaching Innovation
Submission Deadline – September 16, 2016
Purpose: Teaching Innovation Grants will be available to support course redesign using innovative pedagogies to enhance student learning and to engage students in active learning. Proposals are encouraged for undergraduate courses at all levels, including the Wright State Core.
Specifics: See 2016 Attachment for specific information pertaining to areas of focus, eligibility, funding, calendar dates, and application process.
External Funding Support
- Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) - searchable grant databased maintained through the RSP homepage (http://www.wright.edu/rsp) Visit the RSP Gateway to log on.
- GRANTS.GOV – provides a searchable database of discipline specific funding opportunities (http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html)
- National Science Foundation (NSF) – listing of funding opportunities for the sciences arranged by program areas and specialties (http://www.nsf.gov/funding/)
- National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) – listing of funding opportunities for the humanities arranged by program areas and specialties (http://www.neh.gov/grants)
- National Institute of Health (NIH) – listing of funding opportunities for the medical and behavioral research grants (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html)
- AmeriCorps – database of grants for national and local humanities and service learning projects
- Ohio Sea Grant Funding Opportunities – listing of funding opportunities for the aquatic sciences arranged by program and specialties (http://ohioseagrant.osu.edu/archive/research/forms/)
- Ohio Humanities - listing of funding opportunities for the humanities arranged by program areas and specialties (http://www.ohiohumanities.org/grants1.html)
- Ohio History Connection - listing of funding opportunities for projects related to Ohio history (https://www.ohiohistory.org/preserve/local-history-office/history-fund)
- Ohio Midwest Electric Community Connection Fund – opportunity to submit proposals related to community and local service and research projects.
Prior to submission of university level grants, all materials must be reviewed and approved by your respective unit head.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Guide for Proposal Development at Wright State University.
Guideline Document Produced by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, August, 2003.
So, you have an idea for a project (the focus could be on research, instruction, public service or a creative activity), and you want to turn that idea into a proposal. Where do you start? The purpose of this brochure is to guide you through some of the basic steps for finding sponsors for your project and submitting a proposal.
Identification of Funding Sources
If you have not already pinpointed a sponsor for your project, Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) can assist you in locating possible sources of funding. The staff of RSP gathers, summarizes, and distributes grant-related information to assist the faculty and staff at WSU. We maintain a database of profiles that helps us to match faculty and staff with potential funding sources. If you have not already filled out an interest profile, we urge you to do so. This form can be accessed online at http://www.wright.edu/cgibin/profile.pl.
Note: You must complete a Faculty Interest Profile and be entered in RSP's Faculty Interest Database to be eligible for funding by WSU's internal funding programs.
The RSP homepage http://www.wright.edu/rsp contains the following electronic funding databases that allow you to explore upcoming funding opportunities in your area of interest:
SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network)
Anyone with a "wright.edu" email address can access these databases from our homepage.
Note: Our office also presents a hands-on funding opportunities workshop on a quarterly basis. During this workshop, we demonstrate each database and help you to become familiar with the electronic tools each one has to offer.
The RSP Publications posted on our website are also helpful sources for funding news.
- Research News – a newsletter that covers grant awards and related topics of interest
Note: Our office also presents a hands-on funding opportunities workshop on a quarterly basis. During this workshop, we demonstrate each database and help you to become familiar with the electronic tools each one has to offer.” TO “Note: Our office also presents hands-on funding opportunities workshops on a calendar (see www.wright.edu/research/research-and-sponsored-programs) basis. During these workshops, we demonstrate each database and help you to become familiar with the electronic tools each one has to offer.
Now that you have found a possible source for funding, what should you do next?
- Obtain the guidelines and deadline dates from either the sponsor or RSP.
- Contact the Technology Transfer Office to discuss any intellectual property and/or technology marketing/commercialization issues.
- Consult with the liaison of any appropriate WSU compliance committee, if necessary, and/or review compliance guidelines posted on our website:
- Human Subjects http://www.wright.edu/rsp/subjects.html
- Lab Animals http://www.wright.edu/rsp/subjects.html#animals
- Biohazards http://www.wright.edu/rsp/IBC/biohazards.html
- Prepare a draft of your proposal. (There are many good proposal writing guides available on the Web; some are listed on the RSP website.)
- If your proposal will include a line item for a subcontract to another institution, it will be necessary for us to receive a letter of intent to participate in our project from the institution, their statement of work, and an itemized budget. A template they may use for a letter of intent can be found on the RSP website at Sample_ltr_of_intent.doc.
Note: Most program officers welcome calls and inquiries from potential grantees prior to the submission of an application. If you want to discuss your project with the program officer, contact information can usually be found in the program announcement.
As you begin your proposal, you may have questions about some of the requirements or forms that are included in the application. The staff of RSP is here to assist you in the proposal preparation process. With sufficient notice (i.e. at least two weeks prior to the deadline date), we can help you with the following procedures:
- Correct interpretation and/or use of sponsor guidelines
- Consultation on budget preparation (we have Excel spreadsheets that help facilitate this step)
- Questions about cost-sharing and match requirements
- Certifications and assurances
- Direction to proper research committees for authorizations
- Discussion of preliminary proposals with program officers
Internal routing of proposal and authorization sheet to secure proper administrative authorizations (Proposals can usually be routed with a minimum of the abstract, a budget, a budget narrative, and any necessary forms that require institutional approval and/or signatures.)
Note: Proposals to be submitted electronically often require additional lead time to allow for any necessary formatting revisions, assigning of PINs or passwords, and as a safeguard against any downtime or problems with the Internet.
When you are ready to submit your application, please bring the original copy of the proposal, appendices, and any application forms to RSP, and we will take care of the following:
- Reviewing of application for completeness and accuracy based on sponsor guidelines
- Copying and assembling of proposals
- Preparing cover letter and receipt confirmation card
- Submitting the proposal to the sponsor by the required deadline either by UPS or electronic submission
- Negotiation and execution of any non-disclosure confidentiality, or teaming agreement.
- Tracking of proposal submissions
The Writing Center of UNC provides a nice ‘how to’ guide for writing Grant Proposals that can also serve as a useful review for anyone seeking funding - http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/grant-proposals-or-give-me-the-money/
Upon notification from the sponsor that your project is being funded, our staff will take the following steps:
- Notify you of receipt of award
- Establish an account number and budget for your project
- Assist you in the orderly administration of your project
- Act as liaison between the sponsor and WSU (includes coordinating of contract negotiations)
- Keep you apprised of technical report due dates
- Prepare and submit fiscal reports for your project
Note: If the sponsor sends the award notice directly to you, please forward it to RSP to ensure that the award is entered into the WSU and RSP systems properly, and that an account is created for your project.
Any time you have questions regarding a proposal or an award, please feel free to contact the RSP staff for assistance. Our office is located at 201J University Hall and a complete listing of the RSP staff with phone numbers, areas of expertise, and email addresses can be found on the facing page and on our homepage at http://www.wright.edu/rsp/Pubs/RN/rsp-staff.html.
Faculty Development Workshops
Teaching & Research Development
Upcoming Individual Development Workshops
* Contact the Faculty Development Director to register
Take a Colleague to Lunch Program
Observe each other’s teaching, then talk about it over lunch. The Faculty Development Director will pick up the tab!
In-Term Course Analysis (ITCA)
The Faculty Development Director assists faculty who wish to improve a course or improve their teaching of a course. A number of options are available while the course is in session (in term), enabling the faculty member to make immediate improvements without having to wait until the next quarter the class is offered.
Faculty may request a syllabus analysis be done before, during or after the quarter a course is taught. The Faculty Development Director offers syllabus analysis as a stand-alone service or in conjunction with other options described below.
A faculty member may request an in-class visit by Faculty Development Director at a mutually agreed-upon time. Afterward, the Faculty Development Director will provide written feedback and, if the faculty member wishes, verbal discussion of the staff's observations.
In-term student feedback may be collected, summarized, and shared with the faculty member with or with-out discussion of the results. This feedback can be gathered via written feedback, a focus-group discussion, or a combination of the two.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research Consulting
The Faculty Development Director offers consulting services for pedagogical research that a faculty member might want to conduct regarding a given course or program.
Upcoming Group Development Workshops
* Contact the Faculty Development Director to register
Interactive Video Distance Learning (IVDL) Introduction
Fall 2016 TBD at Lake Campus
Led by Branden Combs, Web Developer/Designer 2, Computing and Telecommunications Services. This session provides a thirty-minute introduction to CaTS’ new Interactive Video Distance Learning (IVDL) classrooms, followed by a thirty-minute Q&A and hands on learning demonstration. These classrooms allow Faculty members to teach a class at either Dayton or Lake Campus and include students from off-site locations.
Grant Writing Workshop
Spring 2017 TBD at Lake Campus
Led by the Research & Sponsored Programs Office. This session provides an introduction to the grant writing process including an overview of the search, pre-award and how to write aspects of the grant process.
Lake Campus Research Symposium
Spring 2017 TBD at Lake Campus
Organized by the Lake Campus Research Coordinator. This one-day event provides an open forum for all Wright State students and faculty to share their research across discplinary boundaries to foster creative thinking and research across the campus.