GLOBAL SYNERGY RESEARCH GRANTS (FACULTY)

This program seeks to expand Purdue's research reputation in the arts, humanities, and social sciences by fostering global collaboration and innovation. It will provide financial support for three kinds of research projects:

(a) research proposed in collaboration with an individual faculty member at an international institution;

(b) collaborative projects between College of Liberal Arts faculty and faculty at an international institution; and

(c) collaborative projects at the institutional level involving the College of Liberal Arts and an international institution.

Preference will be given to projects creating partnerships in strategic geographic areas identified by the University, including Latin America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia; however, research projects engaging other regions will also be considered. 

Applications will be evaluated by a faculty committee, appointed by the dean of the College and served upon by the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education. Other faculty inside or outside of the college will serve as ad hoc reviewers when their participation would give the committee the expertise needed for reviewing specific proposals. Previous award recipients should note that their status as return applicants may be taken into consideration.

In judging the proposals, reviewers will be asked to use several criteria:

(a) the quality of the applicants’ previous research in the social sciences, humanities, or arts;

(b) the potential for projects to make significant and original contributions to knowledge at a global level;

(c) the collaborative scope of the project from a global perspective;

(d) the potential for projects to enhance the visibility and reputations of the applicants, their departments, and the CLA; and

(e) the degree to which the projects would increase the applicants’ success in future applications for external funding.

Eligibility:

All CLA tenured and tenure-track faculty who have plans for research projects in the social sciences, humanities, and the arts are eligible to apply. A faculty member may submit only one application per year.

 Project Report 

All previous recipients of Internal Purdue CLA Research Grants must submit a brief 1- to 2-page report of the outcomes of their previous grants to the Associate Dean’s office (cla-adr@purdue.edu) within 6 months of the close of their project period or before submitting another internal funding proposal. Reports must include information about all grant and fellowship proposals and awards submitted since the funded grant application as well as the status of publications/exhibitions/presentations and other outcomes of the funded project. 

Previous recipients of Internal Purdue CLA Research Grant Awards greater than $10,000 must have subsequently submitted external grant/fellowship application requests that total at least $15,000 before another award may be granted for funding from the Enhancing Humanities, Exploratory Social Science or Global Synergy Grants programs.

Number of Awards:

Budgeted at a total support of $50K per year from the College of Liberal Arts, the program will fund approximately two to six projects annually.

Allowable Expenses:

Faculty may request funds for a wide variety of research expenses:

  • Travel for collaborative meetings

  • Visits by collaborating faculty members from international institutions to Purdue

  • Summer salary (or a summer fellowship)

  • Travel to international research sites or archives with unique collections

  • Expenses in mounting an artistic exhibition or preparing for a performance internationally

  • Payments to graduate or undergraduate research assistants collaborating on the project

  • Seminar, workshop, or conference funds when interchange, discussion, and argument are crucial for a project

*Faculty are not required to prepare the budget through Pre-Award. Links will also be provided to aid faculty in estimating travel costs in accordance with Purdue policy. No funds will be provided for faculty salaries during the academic year.

Deadline: October 10, 2018

 Submission Process:

The application will be submitted as a web form (which is accessible by clicking the on the APPLICATION INTERFACE link below). Please write your proposal as a draft document in advance of starting the submission process. The sections of the proposal and their sizes (in characters, including spaces) are listed below. When you are ready to submit, cut and paste the text from the draft into the web form.

Before submission, please present a draft of your proposal to your department head, and get his or her approval in writing. When you are ready to submit your proposal, upload an electronic copy of the approval message in the appropriate field of the online submission form. 

Department Head approvals may be submitted as a PDF or DOC/DOCX file, or copied (CTRL + C) and pasted (CTRL + V) from the original email (including head’s signature/name line) into the appropriate text field on the web form. 

APPLICATION INTERFACE (Online Application Form)

In the meanwhile, you can prepare the proposal according to this structure:

Title

PI and Co-PIs

Rank

Department

Area of Expertise

Short Bios/CVs

Proposal body (max. 30000 characters including white spaces which represent about 5-6 pages of text)

Abstract

1500 chr. max.

Motivation/Significance

4000 chr. max.

Scientific Literature/Literature Review

6500 chr. max.

Research Questions or Goals

1500 chr. max.

Description of Work to be Accomplished

5000 chr. max.

Deliverable(s)

2500 chr. max.

Team Qualifications and Responsibilities

2500 chr. max.

Work Timeline (with Dates and Descriptions)

1500 chr. max.

References

5000 chr. max.

Total number of characters including white space

30000 chr. max.

Amount Requested

Budget Table

Budget Justification

Future Work

Grant Sources to be Solicited in the Future (Description)

URL of Future Grant Solicitation

Letter of Support & Agreement from an International Faculty Sponsor (attached as PDF of DOC, or cut/pasted)

Budget instructions:

A budget worksheet and budget justification field will be embedded in the body of the form.

To facilitate your budget drafting work, the following two documents demonstrate what to expect when you complete the form. The documents do not need to be uploaded or directly used in the form, only the final numbers for overall categories will be needed (Personnel, Fringe and Benefits, Other Expenses).

Budget Justification with Instructions

Budget Example

Also, this Budget Calculator can be used to determine the numbers for the budget.

For more budgeting information, view this CLA Internal Budgeting Workshop Video presented by Jessica Williams, Pre-Award Specialist III, of Sponsored Program Services.
For help related to the grant application process contact Mike Hicks, CLA Grants Coordinator, mahicks@purdue.edu, 765-494-3666

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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