USM Proposal Development Grant Program

Purpose

The Office of the Vice President for Research offers a grant program for faculty, to facilitate  planning, writing and submitting extramural proposals to support research and scholarly activities. The program provides up to $2,000 to be used for any activity, travel expense or commodity that helps faculty prepare and submit extramural proposals.

Policy

Proposals to facilitate interdisciplinary efforts across departmental or college lines are considered with higher priority. Requests to collaborate with faculty at other institutions to prepare competitive proposals also are considered.

Proposal Development Grants provide $2,000 a 12 month period (competitively renewable for up to 24 months and $4,000). Grant recipients are expected to prepare and submit one or more extramural, competitive grant proposals within the 12-month award period.

Submit a request (up to two pages) including:

the proposed activity
how the development funds will be used
a simple budget
faculty member(s) involved in proposal development
department affiliation of all participating faculty
agency(ies) targeted by the planned proposal
a link to the relevant Request for Proposals or other application guidelines

Forward requests through the appropriate dean(s) to the Office of the Vice President for Research. Proposals may be reviewed in the spring, with a due date of April 15. For more information, contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at 601.266.5116.