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Faculty Research Incentives

Proposal Preparation Incentive

Submit a proposal for funding of at least $25,000 and you will receive $1,000 in professional development funds. The principal investigator must collaborate with the research and grants coordinator to set up a work plan and timeline for submission. To apply send a message to bpeery@pittstate.edu with: 1. the funding opportunity title and number; 2. title of the project; 3. a paragraph describing the project and 4. anticipated amount of award.

2014 Summer Faculty Fellowships

Faculty may apply for a $5,000 summer salary to conduct research activities. Upon completion, faculty are required to submit a proposal for external funding within one year. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2013.

Independent Research Project Funding Application for Faculty to include Students

Faculty may apply for up to $2,000 to conduct an independent research project. The funds must be used for equipment or consumables needed for the project. Upon completion of the project the faculty member must submit a report describing the project, the students’ activities related to the project and the outcomes of the project. Students involved in the project are required to present the findings at the PSU Research Colloquium. The application period is ongoing with applications being reviewed on a monthly basis.

Research Project Funding Within a Course

Instructors may apply for up to $1,000 to include a faculty mentored student research project in a course. The funds must be used for equipment or consumables needed for the project. Upon completion of the project the instructor must submit a report describing the project, the students’ activities related to the project and the outcomes of the project. Students involved in the project are required to present the findings at the PSU Research Colloquium. The application period is ongoing with applications being reviewed on a monthly basis.

 Academic Year Stipends for Students

Faculty may apply for up to $1,000 to provide a stipend for a student to work on a faculty research project during the academic year. Students involved in the project are required to present the findings at the PSU Research Colloquium. The application period is ongoing with applications being reviewed on a monthly basis.

Faculty Mentor Support Contract

The Faculty Mentor Support Contract is an agreement to provide support for faculty conducting independent undergraduate research projects.Students involved in the project are required to present the findings at the PSU Research Colloquium.

Student Travel Funds Application

This Student Travel Funds Application is completed by the faculty member mentoring the undergraduate research project. Faculty may apply for up to $300 per student with a maximum of $1,000 (per project) for students to present the undergraduate research project at professional meetings. Students must be listed as co-author and must be presenting project findings. Students involved in the project are required to present the findings at the PSU Research Colloquium.