As the COVID -19 situation continues affecting research and travel, the University Senate Research Committee has implemented temporary changes to the award categories, amounts, and program requirements.
The primary objectives of these temporary changes include the following:
During fall 2020 and spring 2021, the USRC will increase the funding amount for which faculty are eligible to apply up to a maximum of $5,000 per investigator. If two or more faculty members submit a joint application, a maximum of $10,000 may be requested.
Grants to present papers, posters, and other scholarly work at international or domestic virtual conferences. Applicants may apply for a single “travel” grant up to $2,000 or multiple “travel” grants that in total do not sum more than $2,000. During this period, “dollar-for-dollar” match is not required.
All proposal submissions must fulfill IUP COVID-19 Research and Travel Policies as well as the requirements defined in the USRC Guidelines regarding proposal content, program requirements (not modified in this amendment), submission requirements, application deadlines, and final reports.
More information about USRC grants, including guidelines and deadlines, is available at University Senate Awards. The USRC small grant applications are available in InfoReady Review.