Faculty Research Grant Program
Faculty Research Grant Program Application Form (.doc template)
Applications are accepted from those faculty interested in obtaining support from the University's Faculty Research Grant Program. Application forms are available at the Office of Research, McClure Hall, Room 201, Ext. 2714. Applications should be complete and should provide the information requested on the application form. In particular, information enumerated under "Description of Proposed Research" must be provided, and should fit within two or three typed pages. The proposal should be written in a language that can be understood by a reader from outside the discipline. Applications must be signed by the applicant's Department Chair and Collegiate Dean. We encourage you to call Debra Owen at (918) 631-2714 if you have any questions.
If your project includes any interaction with human beings in a research capacity (e.g., utilizing surveys, interviews, existing data, sports or medical procedures), please include a copy of your IRB approval letter. If you have not obtained approval, you must submit the "Application for Research Involving Human Subjects" found in Human Subjects Compliance. This application must include all required signatures and necessary documents required for IRB review (i.e. informed consent form, surveys, written protocol, etc.). Please refer to the Research website above for the application procedures. If surveys are to be developed as part of your proposal, it should be clearly stated in your narrative and a draft of any such document should also be attached. Be especially attentive to issues of confidentiality or working with minor children. Please understand that your application will be considered incomplete, and may not be reviewed, if the IRB application isn't submitted in time to meet the application deadline.
If the proposed research involves the use of chemicals: flammable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic, the application must be initialed by the department chairperson as verification that the applicant has attended a Hazardous Material Training Session and/or laboratory safety session and marked with the date of attendance for the current academic year. Faculty researchers must attend one Hazardous Materials Training Session while at the University of Tulsa. This must be documented in departmental records to comply with Federal Regulations. The department has a list of all faculty, staff, and students who have attended the safety seminars.
If your research involves the use of animals, a copy of the approval letter from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee must be attached.
Completed applications must be received at the Office of Research, McClure Hall, Room 201, by April 1st in order to be eligible for support during the fall. Announcement of the awards for this period will be made April 15th. Applications for the spring period must be received by November 1st with announcement of awards November 15th. Applications for summer support can be submitted by either the April 1st or November 1st deadline, and those awards will be announced April 15th or November 15th, corresponding to the respective deadline. Special circumstances may warrant a change in the deadline dates.
Any full-time faculty member (including Instructor), Visiting Assistant Professor or higher, or Research Associate is eligible to apply for research support under this program. Adjunct faculty are not eligible. These grants are intended for, but not restricted to, the support of full-time faculty members on continuing appointment or in a continuing appointment eligible track. The quality and merit of the proposal, as well as scholarly activity that would eventually yield publication and/or presentation of the results, or proposals for external funding are the key criteria used in evaluating the proposals. Faculty members on sabbatical leave are not eligible for grant support during the sabbatical. A grant recipient may hold only one grant at a time, but may seek additional support the following semester if the proposed work is completed. An applicant who has received an award in the past three years, but failed to submit the required final report, will not be considered for an award. In the case of continuing research, a progress report must be submitted before continuing support can be considered.
Size of Grants
The maximum grant awarded will not exceed $1,000. Requests approaching this maximum amount should be significant proposals and ideally leading toward externally sponsored research. A recipient of an award, who has previously received an award during the year, will have a $2,000 cap on the funds received in one year.
It is assumed that support requested from this program can not be obtained through other sources; such efforts must be documented on the application form. All grants are to be used to cover research expenses. Costs of clerical assistance, travel, specialized research equipment, supplies, materials, and costs associated with inter-library loans are included. The only off-campus expenses permitted are reproduction, duplication, or instrumentation usage.
All requests for support must be in connection with a specific research project. Projects supported may be currently underway or may be in the process of initiation but no expenses incurred prior to the beginning of the grant maybe reimbursed. In many cases, work supported under the Grant Program may be oriented toward preparation of applications for support from outside sources. Research directed toward completion of a dissertation will not be supported. Money for food and lodging associated with research travel will not be funded by this program. Money for travel to professional meetings should be provided by individual departments and colleges and will not be sponsored by this program. Scholarly research for the preparation of a manuscript for a book will be considered by the review committee; textbook preparation will not be considered. Incomplete applications, i.e., those missing information, can not be evaluated.
Any publication resulting from a funded project should acknowledge support from the University of Tulsa Faculty Research Grant Program. Books, documents, microfilm, etc., purchased with grant funds should be retained by the University Library upon completion of the research project. Equipment purchased with these funds is also property of the University of Tulsa.
Grant recipients are required to submit a final report to the Office of Research upon completion of the research. In the case of continuing research, a progress report must be submitted before an application for continuing support may be considered.
A final report on the project should include a summary of activities, findings, and a financial statement. This report should also include a listing of any publications, presentations or proposals to external funding agencies that were an outgrowth of this research. The status of these proposals to external funding agencies (i.e., funded, declined or pending) should be indicated.