Internal Funding

Application Process

  1. Follow the guidelines below for Research, Presentations, Creative Productions, or Service Projects.
  2. Download the CRS Funding Application and appropriate checklists (research, presentation, creative production/service). Please select from the forms section in the sidebar.
  3. Type your information directly into the document. (Adobe Acrobat Reader will be needed to complete the forms.)
  4. Email the form -OR- submit a printed copy along with any supporting materials to Colleen Splitter in Westlake 203A, csplitter@fsmail.bradley.edu.

Deadlines for 2016-2017 Academic Year:

  • FALL: September 29, 2016 and October 27, 2016
  • SPRING:  March 7, 2017

To be considered for funding, ALL proposals must be in by the stated deadlines. Funding will not be granted retroactively. This funding is not intended to replace departmental or external funding.

Guidelines

Option 1: RESEARCH

The purpose of this category is to assist in the costs of research, with the clearly intended outcome of presentation and a submitted publication. Funding is available for individual projects for up to $1,200/semester/group. To apply, complete the CRS Funding Application and the Research Checklist. Applying to other funding sources is encouraged.

Detailed budget and rationale must be provided. It is important to provide a budget that indicates what specific portions of your expenses will be contributed by your department, outside contributors, and what you are requesting from CRS. List all expenses and sources of funding. The CRS Budget Form may be used to itemize.

Allowable expenses:

  1. Start-up money for a new project, or continuation of a current project
  2. Legitimate costs include:
    • Cost for a research instrument or other needed materials.
    • Research assistants.
    • Laboratory costs: costs of chemicals, procedures, and instruments.
    • Travelto conduct research or to become familiar with other research in the area, workshops, liaison

What will not be considered:

  1. This fund is not intended to replace departmental or external funding.
  2. Hardware, software, or printers should be funded through individual departments.

(Certain expenses may be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Contact Janet Jackson: ext. 2534 with questions or email jj@bradley.edu.)

Commitment:

By accepting this grant, you commit to:

  1. Submit the 1-page CRS Funding Report after completion to Colleen Splitter.
  2. Present at a Research Forum meeting, if requested.
  3. Submit a presentation or publication of this research and provide a copy to Colleen Splitter of the abstract or manuscript respectively.
  4. Submit an abstract for presentation at a national/state meeting and/or a manuscript for publication to a peer review journal within one year of completion of the research supported by this grant.
  5. If published provide a copy or link to the journal article to be posted on the Faculty Works page.

Option 2: PRESENTATION

The purpose of this funding resource is to assist faculty who have been accepted, through a peer review process, to present their research (posters or oral) at national or international meetings. Funding is available up to $300 per presentation (if it is a group presentation, each individual needs to apply. All individuals claiming support must be listed on the program as presenters. Provide IRB approval number along with the title of the presentation. To apply, complete the CRS Funding Application and the Presentation Checklist.

Detailed budget and rationale must be provided. It is important to provide a budget that indicates what specific portions of your expenses will be contributed by your department, outside contributors, and what you are requesting from CRS. List all expenses and sources of funding. The CRS Budget Form may be used to itemize.

Allowable expenses:

  1. Travelsupport in addition to departmental funding, personal expenses and/or outside funding:
    • Air or car fare for presenter.
    • Hotel stay for 2 nights (before and after presentation).
    • Meals for 1 travel day and 2 conference days.
  2. Costs of presentation materials.

Commitment:

By accepting this grant, you commit to:

  1. Submit the 1-page CRS Funding Report after completion to Colleen Splitter.
  2. Present at a Research Forum meeting, if requested.
  3. To submit a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal for publication within 1 year.
  4. If published provide a copy or link to the journal article to be posted on the Faculty Works page.

 *Option 1 and 2: Per University policy, all travel must be approved by the Dean. If your project requires you to travel, make sure you submit a Travel Authorization form to the Dean’s office with Chairperson’s signature. You may submit this form after the CRS application deadline, so long as it is received by the Dean's Office at least thirty days prior to the date of travel.

Option 3: CREATIVE PRODUCTION/SERVICE PROJECT

Limited funding (up to $100) is available to assist faulty with the costs related to creative productions or service projects. To apply, complete the CRS Funding Application and the Creative Production/Service Project Checklist:

  1. Provide a description of the creative production or service project.
  2. Provide an itemized budget using the CRS Budget Form.

Commitment: 

By accepting this grant, you commit to:

  1. Submit the 1-page CRS Funding Report after completion to Colleen Splitter.
  2. Present at a Research Forum meeting, if requested.

The CRS Administrative Council evaluates proposals and makes recommendations to the CRS Director, who submits them to the EHS Dean for final approval. You will be notified via mail the status of your application within a reasonable time.

FOR ALL OPTIONS:

Once funds have been used for research, a presentation, creative production, or a service project submit the 1-page CRS Funding Report and the following to Colleen Splitter:

  1. Provide receipts for award allocation with your name and CRS written on the top.
  2. If published provide an electronic copy or printed copy of the journal article or proceedings.
  3. If a presentation, provide a copy of the conference brochure with the presentation listed.

Questions should be addressed to: 
Janet Jackson, ext.2534, jj@bradley.edu