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Sep 14, 2013


Research and Creative Activity

The NEH has announced the 2014 Summer Stipend grant competition. Detailed information can be found on the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs website.

BOB CHESNUT, Director/Research and Sponosred Programs
Posted: May 06, 2013

The purpose of the President's Fund for Research and Creative Activity Program (PFRCA) is to support projects with potential to lead to significant external funding of research and/or scholarship. Faculty members from both Unit A and Unit B are eligible to apply.

Applicants agree to submit at least one proposal for external funding during the grant term or within 12 months after the end of the PFRCA grant. The total amount of external funding requested must meet program guidelines. PFRCA proposals are evaluated by external reviewers and by an internal advisory board appointed by the president of Eastern Illinois University. The president makes all final funding decisions.

Proposals for up to $20,000 will be accepted. Total funding of $100,000 is anticipated for FY 2015. Successful applicants can expect to begin expending PFRCA funds in July 2014.

Upcoming Deadline: The proposal must be hand-delivered to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, 1102 Blair Hall, by noon Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Visit our website to access program guidelines and application instructions.

BOB CHESNUT, Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Aug 07, 2013

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Committee is accepting applications from undergraduates and their faculty mentors for research/creative activity grants for Spring 2014. The grants are each in the amount of $500 to the student and $250 for the faculty mentor. The student applications and faculty forms are available on the Honors College website. Any EIU undergraduate student enrolled in the current semester with a minimum GPA of 3.0 may apply. The closing date for all applications is noon Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. Recipients of these grants will be notified in November. Please contact the Honors Office at 581-2017 for further information.

RICHARD ENGLAND, Dean, Honors College
Posted: Aug 21, 2013

If you are working on an article, a book chapter, a grant report or any other writing project, you might be interested in the "write-on-site" group that meets in the Faculty Development Office every Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. during the fall semester.

What does it mean to "write-on-site"? The term was coined by Kerry Ann Rockquemore (president and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity) and describes people coming together to work on their particular projects for two hours at least once a week. Although people are working on their own projects, writing together in one place can provide the accountability of showing up, cultivate the sense that we are part of a community of writers, and help create that energy buzz that comes from being around others who are doing the same thing. Please join us.

Bring your laptop to the Faculty Development Office (Booth Library basement, below the north entrance) and check in, grab a cup of tea or coffee, and start working. For further information, contact the Faculty Development Office at 581-7051.

WANDA KAY ROBINSON, Faculty Development
Posted: Aug 21, 2013

The Illinois Board of Higher Education recently approved a new initiative called the IBHE Faculty Fellows Program. In this program, faculty members will work directly with the IBHE to conduct research that is important to higher education.

IBHE states that "the budgeted stipend from the board is $2,500 per term and will be available for one or two fellows for the inaugural program. Applications must be submitted to the board’s office no later than Monday, Sept. 16, 2013."

For complete information, see the program's website here.

ROBERT W. CHESNUT, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Aug 30, 2013

Research & Sponsored Programs will present "Electronic Searches for Grant Opportunities" from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at 4450 Booth Library. Several search engines on the Research & Sponsored Programs website are useful for seeking grant opportunities. Participants will learn important search techniques and methods of conducting regular, automated searches for external funding. Please register here.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Assistant Director, Faculty Development
Posted: Sep 10, 2013

Research & Sponsored Programs will present "Introduction to Proposals for External Funding" from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, in the Martinsville Room, MLK Jr. Union. Anyone who is relatively new to submitting proposals to external agencies will benefit from this seminar. This presentation will include: (1) a description of major sections of a typical proposal; (2) a brief description of how to construct a budget; (3) Eastern's internal requirements for approval of proposals before they are submitted; (4) Eastern's internal procedures for handling money after a grant has been approved; and (5) regulatory issues such as protection of animals and human subjects. Please register here.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Assistant Director, Faculty Development
Posted: Sep 10, 2013


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