Faculty Grant-In-Aid Form
The Vice President for Research & Economic Development and the Vice President for Academic Affairs
have announced that there will be a competition for Faculty Grants-in-Aid for Spring, 2014.
The Faculty Grant-in-aid Program is funded by a regular appropriation from the Wyoming legislature.
Funding will be provided to committee-selected projects either as "seed money," which leads to
data and other information to be used in developing larger proposals, or funds may be granted to
projects which, upon completion, will represent a complete and self-contained body of new
scholarship or creative work.
The Research Advisory Committee of the Faculty Senate reviews Faculty Grant-in-Aid proposals.
Proposals are requested to support research, scholarship, and/or creative activity.
Awards are made without regard to faculty rank.
For this series of awards, the grants will be limited to an individual maximum of $7,500.
To qualify for funding from this program you must not have received a FGIA award within the
last two calendar years. The competition is open to all faculty and academic professionals
at the University of Wyoming. Post-doctoral associates are not eligible.
Proposals which include salary for the principal investigator(s) are strongly discouraged.
The roles of support personnel such as graduate students need to be explained in detail in the application.
The funds may not be used to pay any costs of publication or dissemination or for travel to present
the results of proposed work.
Multidisciplinary, cross disciplinary, and/or interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged,
but not required, as are proposals which provide for collaboration between new members of the faculty
and established individuals. Application information will be available November, 2013 via e-mail to all
faculty and academic professionals. Faculty Grant-in-Aid proposals must be submitted electronically to the
Office of Research no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 17, 2014.
A WORD document will be accepted ONLY if your proposal has complicated technical formulas that
will not translate well in the electronic form (a copy of the application form is attached).
Note: This program is subject to the affirmative action requirements which are prescribed
by the Executive Order 11246 (as amended), Section 202; by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended),
Section 503; by the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (as amended),
Section 402 (38 USC 2012).
Please fill out the form as completely as possible. Include your e-mail.
After the form is submitted, an e-mail showing the submission content will be sent
to your e-mail account.
Faculty Grant-in-aid Program Application
As you prepare your application, please remember that it will be reviewed by faculty
colleagues on the Research Advisory Committee, not all of whom are well-versed in your discipline.
Therefore, your proposal must be written so that it can be easily understood by an educated lay person.
Notes on the Use of This Online Form:
CLICK to obtain the alternative form in MS WORD.
Note: Up to three attachments of tables, charts, photographs can also be submitted.
Please e-mail those under separate cover to Dorothy Yates.
Include the name of the PI in the naming convention.
1. Abstract (250 words). Provide a general description of research, scholarship
creative activity, written for a non-expert audience.
Enter the abstract information into the text box below.
2. Provide a research design or plan of creative activity (750-1,000 words).
This should demonstrate/utilize knowledge and understanding of best practices
in research methodology; clearly describe sample/subject selection; indicate
appropriate data evaluation plan; and evaluate the activity for contribution to the field.
Enter research design information in the text box below.
Provide a timeline for the project that is appropriate for the size and scope
of the proposed activity.
Enter the timeline information in the text box below.
4. Summarize the potential impact and importance of the project and how it
represents a new program of research, scholarship or creative activity.
Explain how the proposal will lead to further research activitie and/or
potential for external funding to continue the work. (500 words).
Enter the potential impact and importance information into
the text box below.
5. Describe the plans for dissemination of the results or display/performance
of the result of the creative activity. These should include publications,
presentations, creative performances, etc.
Enter the plans for dissemination information in the text
6. Provide a proposed budget that is appropriate for the activities that have
been described. The budget should include enough information to allow a novice
in the discipline to understand fully each budget line.
The budget must include at least the following information:
a) a breakdown of supplies, if any, by category;
b) an itemized list of equipment, if any; and
c) the job classification for each position, if any
d) if you request any funds for personnel services,
whether for a graduate or undergraduate
assistant, teaching assistant,
research assistant,or any other
form of salary funds,
a brief description of job
responsibilities for each
position should be included.
Enter the budget information in the text box below.
7. If there are Co-PIs, please explain their role. (The role can include, but is
not limited to, time, consulting, expertise, data analysis, etc.)
Enter the Co-PI information into the text box below.
8. Provide a "proposal history" for each of the PI’s and Co-PI’s over the last
three years, including:
a) The title of each proposal that has been submitted to any
funding source, and
b) the funding source to which each proposal was submitted, and
c) an indication of the response from the funding source.
d) Provide a statement detailing whether each of the investigators has ever
received support from this program.
If the PI has received support from this program, when?
Did the earlier project lead to publications, exhibits, performances,
patents, or outside funding?
Enter the proposal history information in the text box below.
9. List the three most relevant publications or creative activities for the PI
and each of the Co-PIs.
This information enables the members of the review committee to refer
to the investigators’ earlier work.)
Enter the three most relevant publication information in
the text box below.
10. Bibliography - please provide up to 10 references that are pertinent
to the proposed project.)
Enter the bibliography information in the text box below.