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Faculty Research Award Criteria and Requirements

Funding Specifications

Purpose - To support faculty members in advancing their research programs. Thus, priority is given to projects that will lead to further research funding.

Eligibility - Individuals must describe the contributions this research is expected to make toward advancing the individual’s program of research.

Award Amount - The number of awards that may be given will depend on the merit of applications received and also on the size of the budget for the selected awards, but not to exceed $2,500.

Selection Criteria and Requirements

Contribution to the development of the faculty member’s research program - The proposal should show how the proposed research fits into the ongoing development of the faculty member's research program. The proposal should describe the investigator's own preliminary work leading up to this proposal and tell how the investigator will build on the proposed research in subsequent studies. Include the agency/agencies to which you will apply for external funding. A copy of the agencies' research priorities or past funding record will make for a stronger proposal.

Scientific Merit - Scientific merit will be evaluated in terms of the clarity of the aims, the significance of the problem, and the adequacy of the methods and procedures for achieving the aims. Reviewers If you need this document in another format please contact or call 706-867-4557. Thank you. will consider the feasibility of the proposed research and the likelihood of obtaining useful information from it.

Process of Selection - The College of Health Sciences and Professions Research Advisory Committee will make its recommendations to the Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Professions.

Cover Sheet - In the form of a title page, include:

  • Title of project
  • Name and affiliation of Principal Investigator
  • Name and program of student(s)
  • Indicate if you have received prior financial support from the College of Health Sciences and Professions including the amount of support and the outcome or product of this support (i.e., grant proposal, article, etc.) Please list prior intramural funding received from the College of health Sciences and Professions. Include the project title, funding amount, dates of funding and outcomes of the funding.
  • Your plan for future funding.

Specific Aims - Be clear and succinct. Tell what will be described and/or what hypotheses will be tested, and/or what questions will be answered.

Background and Significance - Include the most critical highlights of the literature to show what has been accomplished to date and to demonstrate that the aims of the proposed study have not already been achieved.

Importance to Development of Research Program - Briefly describe the investigator's own preliminary work on the topic and show how the proposed research is a logical, important, and/or necessary next step. Then briefly describe how the investigator's future work will build on what will have been accomplished in the proposed research.

Methods and Procedures - Describe the sample and give supporting data for your assertion that you will be able to obtain the requisite data during the time allotted. Describe Data Collection Procedures. List any instruments you plan to use and provide copies in an appendix. Describe the Research Design and planned Data Analysis Procedures.

NOTE: The above four sections, Specific Aims, Background and Significance, Importance to Development of Research Program, and Methods and Procedures, should occupy altogether a maximum of five single-spaced pages, in type no smaller than 10 point.

Human Subjects - Identify human subject issues and your plan for addressing human subject concerns.

Budget and Justification - Maximum one page. List the expenditures to be charged to the grant and the dollar amounts for each. Tell why each budget time is critical to the project. Please remember that amounts of time must be justified, i.e., 20 interviews x 1 hour per interview.

Bio sketch - Please submit a current new format NIH bio sketch with your application

References - Using APA format, list the references cited in the proposal. Additional references not cited for reasons of brevity may be listed in a separate section, but the total of all the references should not exceed two pages.

Funding Period - The funding period for this award should begin prior to June of fiscal year and should conclude within one year. The application should include a plan of work and a timeline showing the tasks to be done and the time allotted to them. The scope of the project and the plan should be such that it is reasonable to expect the project to be completed in one year. Funds remaining at the end of the funding period will be returned to the College of Health Sciences and Health Professions budget.

Legitimate Budget Items - Funds may be used for summer salary, research assistance, consultants, subject payment, equipment and supplies, long distance telephone charges, and travel, including travel for research dissemination.

Product - The recipients of the award will be required to submit a publication and an external grant application based on this work.

Please Note: The Intramural proposal follows the general guidelines of the PHS 398 application form used for NIH submissions. This document should be consulted if additional information is needed regarding the Components of Application.

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