Faculty Funding Opportunities - GA Tech Internal
2023-2024 IPaT/GVU Research & Engagement Grants
Request for Proposals
Application deadline: Friday, July 14, 5pm
IPaT/GVU, with additional support from GTRI, announce the call for proposals for Research and Engagement Grants for 2023-2024. As in past years, we will support two separate types of grant proposals: Research Grants will provide seed funding for new research collaborations, and Engagement Grants will provide support for new forms of internal and external community engagement and collaboration.
Research Grants will provide seed funding to conduct interdisciplinary research. The objective of the Research Grant program is to promote research activities involving faculty and students from the many disciplines represented in IPaT/GVU. We seek bold new work that by its preliminary nature would be difficult to fund through ordinary channels. Preference will be given to early-stage research with a high probability of leading to extramural funding, and with a strong interdisciplinary component. All funds must be spent by the end of the spring semester.
Research Grant proposals can be either single-semester (fall or spring) or academic year (fall and spring) duration. We expect most research proposals will request funding for a GRA between ⅓ and ½ time for the proposal duration. Proposals can also request research faculty time; in these cases, it is highly encouraged but not required to collaborate with academic faculty as well as GTRI research faculty. Proposals from academic faculty can request other critical resources, such as materials and supplies, but cannot include academic faculty salary support.
Engagement Grants are designed to foster new sorts of engagements and collaboration, whether internal or external to Georgia Tech. Examples of potential engagement grants could include:
• Support for an artist-in-residence (or X-in-residence) program
• Support for new sorts of community engagements, such as installation spaces or "pop up" displays of research
• Support for new faculty and student workshops, seminars or social events
• Support for new undergraduate "hack fests" or laboratories
We do not expect most Engagement Grant proposals to include GRA support or other personnel time. In cases where such support is requested, please justify why such support is essential to the activity. Travel, and materials and supplies budgets (as required by the specific plans of the proposal) can be requested, but proposals cannot include academic faculty salary. Budget requests for travel and food should be modest and called out separately.
If you receive a Research or Engagement Grant, you must:
• Present your planned work at an introductory GVU brown bag panel in the fall, present your final results at a GVU brown bag panel the following spring, present at the fall or spring IPaT Townhall, and produce a brief final report.
• Produce an interim and final project video to be used for IPaT/GVU, and GTRI websites.
• Acknowledge IPaT/GVU, and potentially GTRI support for the project in any talks, papers, proposals, or other outreach based on the project.
• Aim to acquire additional funding for parallel and subsequent research activities and notify us about these efforts.
• All funds must be spent by the end of the spring academic semester.
The proposal should be submitted as a single PDF document no more than three pages in length, and should describe: (1) the problems addressed by the proposed research or engagement, (2) methods or overall approach, (3) benefits anticipated from the research or engagement, (4) a clear description of how the grant will enable subsequent external funding (if appropriate), and (5) an outline of the required budget (please do not include overhead or tuition remission in your budget). Please let us know in your proposal if you require administrative staff time or other resources from IPaT/GVU, or GTRI.
If the student who will be involved in the project has already been determined, then the student and his/ her academic unit should be identified in the proposal.
Proposals must be submitted to email@example.com by July 14. Awards will be announced in the
summer. Late submissions cannot be considered.
PROPOSAL REVIEW CRITERIA AND AWARD
Submissions will be reviewed on the basis of merit, originality, plans for furthering the collaboration
through external funding, synergy with IPaT/GVU, and GTRI themes and activities, and the degree of interaction between different disciplines and between the faculty members from the different academic units.
For both Research and Engagement Grants, preference will be given to proposals that span at least two different academic units (e.g., computer science/psychology, or digital media/music) and/or academic and applied units, and which set the stage for new collaborations in the IPaT/GVU community.
If you have questions about process, review criteria, or program goals, please address them to IPaT/GVU Interim Director Leigh McCook (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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When applying for funding from a foundation, please reach out to the GA Tech Office of Development, (Shelese Lane, Director, Foundation Relations, (email@example.com) to get guidance from them. They have knowledge about steps for approaching foundations that can be critical to obtaining foundation funding.
Federal Funding Agencies
- Agency for International Development (USAID)
- Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
- Corporation for National and Community Service
- Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) - Fulbright Grants
- Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)
- Dept. of Commerce (DOC)
- Dept. of Defense
- Dept. of Energy (DOE)
- Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
- Dept. of Homeland Security
- Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- Dept. of Interior (DOI)
- Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA)
- Dept. of Justice (DOJ)
- Dept. of Labor (DOL)
- Dept. of State
- Dept. of Transportation (DOT)
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
- National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
- Social Security Administration (SSA)
- Small Business Administration (SBA)
- Smithsonian Institution
- Transportation Research Board
Non Federal Funding Agencies
- American Cancer Society, Inc.
- American Chemical Society (ACS)
- American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)
- American Heart Association
- American Sociological Association (ASA)
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Ford Foundation
- Georgia Dept. of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities
- Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs
- Georgia Dept. of Early Care and Learning
- Georgia Dept. of Economic Development
- Georgia Dept. of Education
- Georgia Dept. of Human Services
- Georgia Dept. of Labor
- Georgia Department of Natural Resources
- Georgia Department of Public Safety
- Georgia Department of Transportation
- Healthcare Georgia Foundation
- John Templeton Foundation
- Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
- National Humanities Center
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Space Telescope Science Institute
- W. Kellogg Foundation
- William T. Grant Foundation
See additional Funding Databases at https://osp.gatech.edu/find-funding