Grant Categories

Summer Research Fellowships

The Research Council Seed Grants are intended to give support to a faculty member during the period of May 16 through August 15.   Potentially, the stipend for 2013 can range from $3,000 to $5,000 depending upon the quality and merit of the proposal. The quality and merit of the proposal will be determined by the factors defined in the “EVALUATION” section of this guideline outlined below and on the requirements set forth in the instructions for the proposal narrative.

Faculty who have been awarded previous RESEARCH COUNCIL SEED GRANTS must have submitted a final report on those grants in order to be considered for new awards.  There is no guarantee that all proposals will win awards.

Faculty  having a 12-month appointment are ineligible for the Summer Research Fellowships.

Research Grants-In-Aid

The  Research  Grants-in-Aid  support the acquisition of resources necessary for research projects. This may include travel, payments to human subjects, purchase and care of animal subjects, research software, equipment, materials and supplies, student or non-student research assistants, books and other printed source material, and data which must be purchased from external sources.

Travel must be directly related to the specific project and funds may not be used to attend conferences.  In addition, funds may not be used to purchase computers or computer related equipment (i.e., iPads, printers, electronic tablets, or similar portable electronic devices).

Requests for this grant must be specifically itemized and explained. Examples of eligible items are book titles, quotes for software, quotes for equipment,  rationale for travel, travel timeframe, cost of other materials and supplies, cost of data to be purchased, rationale for payment to student or non-student research assistants, and the like. Detailed dollar estimate of each item is required.

Amounts up to $1,500 may be requested. Granted funds must be spent to facilitate the proposed research, and must be totally expended by September 30.  Faculty who have won previous RESEARCH COUNCIL SEED GRANTS must have submitted a final report on those grants in order to be considered for new awards. There is no guarantee that all proposals will win awards.

Investigators having a 12-month appointment are eligible for the Research Grants-In-Aid.

FORUM COMMITTEE ON THE CATHOLIC INTELLECTUAL TRADITION TODAY

Some research grants are available through the budget of the Forum for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition Today. Proposals for these grants should deal explicitly with some aspect of Catholicism, e.g., the Catholic Church or its members. Catholic thought, art or culture, etc. Proposals are welcome from scholars in all disciplines; interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged. Proposals to the Forum will be submitted to the Research Council. The Council will forward these proposals to the Forum Committee for their review and input. Proposals will then be returned to the Research Council for review and evaluation under its Research Council Seed Grants Guidelines. Members of the Forum are not eligible to apply for these grants. 

Proposals submitted to CITF that do not fit its requirements will be reviewed with other proposals in the category in which it is submitted.  Information about other sources of support may be obtained by consulting the Faculty Handbook.