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Faculty Internal Funding Programs


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Summer Fellowships

Establish a research program or complete a significant project

Presidential Summer Faculty Fellowships

Untenured tenure-track faculty members are eligible to apply for this $3,500 Presidential Summer Faculty Fellowship award.  Applicants must also be returning for the academic year following the fellowship. Recipients who submit a grant proposal to an external agency within one year of the fellowship period will receive an additional $500 award for research expenses. Presidential Summer Fellowships are supported by an allocation of indirect cost revenues. Application deadline: February 8, 2021, 8:00 a.m.

Geneseo Foundation Summer Faculty Fellowships and Roemer Summer Faculty Fellowship

The Geneseo Foundation Summer Faculty Fellowships and Roemer Summer Faculty Fellowship supports the research and creative projects of Geneseo faculty who are tenured. These $4,000 - $5,000 fellowships are intended to enable completion of a significant project or to embark in a new direction. It is expected that the scholarly progress of this work, in some disciplines, will lead to external funding. These fellowships are funded by The Geneseo Foundation and by an endowment gift to The Geneseo Foundation from the late Dr. Spencer Roemer. Application deadline: February 8, 2021, 8:00 a.m.


Research Development and Scholarly Support

Proposal Writing Support Award

The Proposal Writing Support Award provides full-time faculty members with time or other support to write major proposals for submission to external funding agencies. Individual faculty members may request a course release, summer salary, or other forms of support, or a combination of these as described in the guidelines, to support the writing of either: 1) new proposals, or 2) significant revisions of previously submitted proposals. Collaborating teams of faculty members may also apply for awards. Proposal Writing Support Awards are funded by The Geneseo Foundation. Application deadlines are September 7, 2020 and March 1, 2021.

Research Development Awards

Provide support for a wide variety of needs associated with developing research and scholarly projects leading to proposals to external sponsors. Funds may be requested for equipment, supplies, software, services, research assistants, or reassignment time from one course. Maximum award is $1,000 or one course reassignment. Research Development Awards are funded by an allocation of indirect cost revenues by the College. Application deadlines are September 7, 2020 and February 8, 2021. 

Incentive Grants

Intended to encourage and support faculty initiatives in research and fund pilot studies, completion of manuscripts, data analyses, bibliographic or archival searches, and creative work. Travel to archives, libraries, and laboratories is also supported. Awards are limited to $1,000. Incentive Grants are funded by The Geneseo Foundation. Application deadlines are September 7, 2020; February 8, 2021; and May 10, 2021.


Pre-Tenure Faculty Research Support Grants

In an effort to assist tenure-track faculty whose research and scholarly work has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Research Council has established a small grants program for tenure-track faculty who have not yet submitted their tenure package. All tenure-track faculty members who have not yet submitted their tenure package are eligible for a base amount of $250. Requests for awards up to this amount will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis. In their application, faculty may also request up to an additional $250 if needed, but these extra requests will be reviewed and voted on by the Research Council in October. Pre-Tenure Faculty Research Support Grants are funded by The Geneseo Foundation. Application deadlines: October 5, 2020 and January 11, 2021.  Note that the second deadline is only for faculty who did not apply for the October deadline.


Travel Programs

Faculty Travel Grants

For 2020-21, Faculty Travel Grants may support registration costs for virtual conference presentations only. Awarded to formal participants at professional meetings, conferences, showings, or performances. Participation is defined as presenting a paper or poster, organizing a session, serving as a discussant, or giving an invited performance or gallery showing. Faculty Travel Grant Awards are funded by The Geneseo Foundation. Application deadlines are September 7, 2020 and February 8, 2021.  The first deadline for the 2021-22 travel year is May 10, 2021.

Incentive Grants

Intended to encourage and support faculty and graduate student initiatives in research. Travel to conduct research at archives, museums, libraries, and laboratories is also supported. Awards are limited to a maximum of $1,000. Faculty may request an additional $500 if they involve a student on the project (total maximum award $1,500). Incentive Grants are funded by The Geneseo Foundation. Application deadlines are September 7, 2020 and February 8, 2021.  The first deadline for the 2020-21 travel year is May 10, 2021. 

 


 

Allocations

Research Discretionary Allocations

Support activities leading directly to external fundable projects. Funding is provided for expenses connected with the development of proposals, including communication and travel, to meet with sponsor representatives and for other costs of research development. Funded by an allocation from the President. Application is at any time by contacting the Director of Sponsored Research.

Indirect Cost Return

Return part of the indirect costs, recovered in the previous fiscal year, to the project director. These funds are to be used for research expenses not covered by budgeted costs. Allocations are made on the basis of the amount of indirect costs recovered.

Publication Charge Allocations

Covers some costs of faculty publications in journals with mandatory page or reprint charges. Request from the Director of Sponsored Research when needed.  Publication charges may be supported by funds from The Geneseo Foundation or via indirect cost return allocations.

Matching Funds

These are for various grant programs and are arranged through the department chair and the Office of the Provost. Project directors are advised to make arrangements for matching funds well in advance of the application deadline.