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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, 2015.

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, 2014 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 11:59 p.m. on January 20, 2015. If you have issues submitting data using

this form contact Stephen Boss @ 760-1193 or e-mail

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).


Applicant Information

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.

Principal Investigator
Faculty Rank
Co-Principal Investigator
Co-PI Faculty Rank
Principal's E-Mail Address
Date of IRB Approval, if applicable
Date of IACUC Approval, if applicable

Grant-In-aid Conditions

  1. The recipients of a Faculty Grant-in-aid will return any and all unused funds to the Office of Research.
  2. The award may be revoked in whole or in part by the members of the Research Advisory Committee if the
    recipient(s) of a Faculty Grant-in-aid should cease to be a University of Wyoming employee before December 31, 2015.
  3. All items of equipment which are purchased with a Faculty Grant-in-aid shall be the property of the department
    or division to which the principal investigator(s) belongs.
  4. The recipient(s) of a Faculty Grant-in-aid will submit to the Research Advisory Committee a brief
    three to five page final report before July 31, 2016.
  5. All publicity, reports, and papers which result from the research which is funded by the Faculty Grant-in-aid
    should acknowledge this source of funds.


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:

  1. Review the form online.

  2. Draft your proposal using a text editor. Cut and paste the narrative into the sections below.

  3. PLEASE NOTE THE WORD LENGTH RESTRICTIONS in sections 3, 4 and 5. Please adhere to these
    restrictions as they are taken into account during the review process.

  4. Submit the form. You should get a thank you message upon its successful completion.

  5. Since you included your e-mail in the form, a copy of what you submitted should be viewable in your MS Outlook In box folder.
    Check your "junk mail" folder if you do not see the message in your regular In Box.

  6. If you are planning to include scientific formulas, tables or special characters in your
    submission, DO NOT USE THIS FORM. The online form cannot accommodate anything other than
    simple text. Please submit your application using the form that is available in MS WORD.

  7. If you DO NOT use the online form, E-Mail the MS WORD form to Shauna Ann Bury.

CLICK to obtain the alternative form in MS WORD.

Note: Up to three attachments of tables, charts, photographs can also be submitted.
If you use the MS WORD document simply fill it out, save it and attach it to this online form
with other attachements after filling out the Application Information section on this form.

Attachements can also be e-mailed under separate cover to Shauna Ann Bury.

Include the name of the PI in the naming convention.


Proposal Title

1. Abstract (250 words). Provide a general description of research, scholarship and/or
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.


3. Timeline

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 activity 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 box below.


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.


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