Proposals are invited from NIU faculty to support research and artistry activities in all academic areas.
This financial support reflects the university’s commitment to investing resources in faculty research, scholarly and creative activities. In 2014-15, proposals will be accepted in three categories:
Applications are due Monday, Oct. 20; awards are made in the spring. The process is competitive, and all applications are externally reviewed.
NIU emphasizes research/artistry support for beginning faculty but also provides funds to support tenured faculty as well. Proposal development, evaluation procedures timelines, and eligibility requirements are provided separately for Opportunity, Facilitation and Completion grants.
All proposals will be reviewed by one or more external reviewers (reviewer nominations to be provided by the applicant) who will provide information on the intellectual merit of the proposal, on the applicant’s qualifications to carry out the proposed work, and the extent to which funding, if provided, would benefit the applicant
The Research and Artistry Executive Council evaluates the scores and reviewer comments and make recommendations for funding.
Applications are submitted online; no hard copy of the documents required. Applicants are encouraged to view the FAQ from previous years. The FAQ will be updated periodically as faculty ask questions regarding this year’s process.
Research and Artistry Q&A sessions are planned from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, and from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center.
For more information, call (815) 753-5008 or email [email protected].