ORED Faculty Research Support Program:
In past years, the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) has funded a number of faculty support programs that were intended to facilitate research endeavor at MSU. These programs have included, for example, a research initiation program, quick grants program, faculty travel program, and the summer research program. As we face current and future funding reductions as a university community, it is important that we invest our research support funding in ways that can maximize research productivity and the acquisition of extramural funding. Therefore, there will be a single ORED faculty research support program that is intended to provide limited and shared support for faculty that require financial investment in order to pursue research successes. Priority will be given to requests for faculty travel to meet with grant program managers to discuss ideas for future proposal submissions. This program will replace the research initiation program, quick grant program, faculty travel program, and the summer research program.
All faculty financial research support requests should be sent to Dr. Ray Vaughn, the Associate Vice President for Research, for review and consideration. Each request should be made on the form available for download at this site and be routed via email though the appropriate department head and dean for comment and recommendation. Requests must be received at ORED a minimum of 30 days prior to travel.
Funding requests will be reviewed by senior ORED staff and decisions will be made based on cost reasonableness, availability of funds, likely return on investment, and a clear need being presented. Due to budget constraints, funding will be limited to one approved request per fiscal year.
ORED will require follow-up reporting for all Research Support Program funds. Reports following the travel can be emailed to Dr. Ray Vaughn, firstname.lastname@example.org and should describe what was accomplished on the trip. For faculty travel, funds will not be released until the trip report, due within 30 days after the trip ends, has been received by ORED. A copy of the trip report should be shared with the appropriate Associate Dean for Research.
The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) at Mississippi State is again soliciting proposals from MSU faculty who desire to create interdisciplinary, cross-college research groups on campus.
These grants will be in the amount of $2,000 each and limited to a period of 12 months (renewable one time for a total of 24 months and $4,000). The grants are intended to facilitate interdisciplinary interaction between faculty and students that have a common research theme.
The collaborative teams are expected to meet on a regular basis, share research ideas, and prepare one or more proposals within the first 12 months to a funding agency. Consideration of continued funding for year two will be contingent on the success of the research group during year one as outlined in a progress report to ORED.
In order to apply for a first time research facilitation grant, faculty should submit a request (not to exceed two pages) to ORED that outlines the proposed research topic, the names and departmental affiliations of the faculty who have agreed to participate, identification of what funding agencies would be interested in funding this topic, and whether or not there is international collaborative potential.
If the request is to renew an existing cross-college group, submit the information requested above plus a third page that addresses progress made during the first year of funding. Specifically identify proposals submitted by the research group and their current status (e.g., pending decision, awarded, declined).
Proposals should be sent via email attachment to Dr. Ray Vaughn, Associate Vice President for Research, at email@example.com not later than Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 for consideration. Submissions will be reviewed by ORED for funding decisions.Questions concerning this opportunity should be addressed to Dr. Vaughn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 325-3570.
Faculty members can subscribe to an email list on Grants.Gov to receive direct email notes when grant opportunities become available. There is no charge to sign-up for this service, and it only takes about 10 minutes to complete the process. If you would like to do this, please start by going to www.grants.gov. On the right hand side of the Grants.Gov main page, click on the link which says "Grant Email Alerts". The next screen will show several options - click on the "Notices Based on Advanced Criteria" link in the middle of the page. You can then choose which of the different topical areas you would like to receive email notices on. Once you are done with your selections, submit the information, and you should start receiving notices immediately.