ERIC Number: ED247865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Research Funding for Faculty at Undergraduate Institutions.
Atnip, Gilbert W.
Sources of research funds for undergraduate faculty and ways to secure the funds are discussed. Information on three federal grant programs is provided, along with advice for obtaining funds from foundations and corporations, including techniques for gathering information on prospective funding sources. Suggestions on the process of preparing grant applications are included. Three federal sources of funds are described: the Small Grant Program of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA); the Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Small College Faculty Research Opportunity Award of NSF. The Small Grant Program, which provides 1-year, nonrenewable grants for up to $15,000 in direct costs, is designed for newer, less experienced investigators, those at small colleges, and others without regular research grant support or resources. The RUI program replaces and incorporates the former 2- and 4-year college instrumentation program and also covers the standard project grant. The Small College Faculty Research Opportunity Award allows faculty from an undergraduate department to participate in the research program of an investigator with an NSF grant at a research institution. Additional features and eligibility criteria are covered. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Research in Undergraduate Institutions Program; Small College Faculty Research Opportunity Award; Small Grant Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (Chicago, IL, May 3-5, 1984).