The incentive funds administered by the Research and Creativity Council are intended to support faculty research and scholarly and creative activities that lead to the preparation of a competitive proposal submitted to an external agency (e.g., state/federal agency, private foundation with the exception of foundation applications that would go through the College Foundation, or other sponsor). The ultimate goal of an award from the Incentive Program is to receive an external award to continue the research, scholarly or creative activity and generate returned indirect to support costs associated with administering grants. At the end of the award period, a recipient is required to submit a report documenting the use of the funds and to submit a grant proposal within the following year to an outside sponsoring agency through the Sponsored Programs Pre-Award and Contract Services Office. Recipients are also obligated to participate in the Faculty and Staff Fall Forum that takes place in October. Funds cannot be requested for the purchase of computers or to directly pay an individual for writing a proposal.
The 2018 competition is now closed. Details regarding the 2019 competition will be released, pending availability of funds, in November.
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