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Grants Development Office
Services and Programs

6th Floor Allen Administration Building

Grants Development will help you:

  • Identify external and internal funding sources to support research
  • Obtain specific proposal guidelines
  • Prepare budgets and obtain institutional approvals
  • Write or edit sections of proposals or entire grant proposals
  • Submit electronic or hard copies of proposals to meet deadlines

The Grants Development Office administers internal grant programs and assists faculty in the grant application process. Links to guidlines and forms for internal grants are provided below and in the column on the left.

Grants Development Staff:

Colleen Donaldson
Grants Development Director
585-395-5118
cdonalds@brockport.edu

Kim Remley
585-395-2523
kremley@brockport.edu
Contact for : Scholar's Day

Kristin Dauenhauer
585-395-2779
kdauenha@brockport.edu
Contact for: IRB Compliance

Services for Faculty and Staff

1. Identify Grant Funding Sources

  • We help you obtain and complete grant applications for internal and external sources for scholarship, travel, or program development.
  • Receive daily updates on discipline specific grant opportunities through Brockport's subscription to COS Pivot.  Details available at: http://pivot.cos.com/
  • Find funding through the national Grants Resource Center (GRC). Information services provided by GRC are designed to make faculty and administrators successful in finding federal and private funding. Access to direct staff support and assistance through GRC partnership arrangements give GRC members (Brockport is a member) a competitive grant-seeking advantage.

2. Grant Writing Workshops

  • Practical, one-day workshops for faculty and staff seeking external funding for scholarship. 
  • Offered on campus, twice annually. Look for class schedules in the Daily Eagle.
  • Learn how to get funding from colleagues who have received grants.
  • Programs for 2013-14 include: a) an all-day Faculty/Staff Grants Writing Workshop on 1/23/14; b) one-hour workshops on Funding Your Scholarship from 12:30 – 1:30 and 3-4 pm on September 27, 2013 and October 11, 2013.
  • Contact Colleen Donaldson for registration and schedule information.

3.  In-Class Grant Writing Presentations

  • Presentations developed for 1.5 to 3 hours focused on how to successfully find external grants in any discipline.
  • Schedule by contacting Colleen Donaldson

4.  Human Subject Research-IRB

  • All Brockport human subject research must be approved by the Institutional Research Board (IRB) managed by this office.
  • Guidelines for requesting approval are on the IRB web page  
  • To schedule an in-class presentation on the ethics of human subject research contact Kristin Dauenhauer.

5.  Scholars Day

  • The annual celebration of faculty, staff, and student research is coordinated by our office.
  • The online call for participation begins November 1 and is due February 1.
  • Forms are at: www.brockport.edu/scholarsday 
  • Watch this site for additional information.

Campus-Based, Internal Grants for Faculty and Staff

1. UUP Individual Development Grants

  • UUP INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS PROGRAM
    The Individual Development Awards program is designed to support a variety of professional development activities by College at Brockport employees in the UUP Bargaining Unit to assist them in developing their full professional potential and in preparing for advancement. The maximum amount that can be awarded to an applicant under this program is $1,000, but because of the volume of requests a normal award may be under $500. The College has $27,437 to allocate for the year and we normally receive requests for twice that amount. A minimum of 15% of awards are designated for part-timers. Activities must take place between July 2, 2013 – July 1, 2014. You can be reimbursed for activities during that time frame. The application deadline for receipt of applications will be Friday, February 21, 2014. (Only one deadline for this year since we did not receive formal notification until Nov. 2013).

2. Faculty Scholarship Account

  • Each year full time, tenure-track and tenured faculty recieve a $750 deposit into their Scholarship Account. Managed by the Deans Offices, this an equitable and predictable source of funding for a wide range of scholarly and creative activities. (This account replaces the $500-$600 previously available annually for travel to present at conferences.)
  • The Faculty Scholarship Account is:
    • Bankable – each $750 annual deposit expires after two years.
    • Flexible – accounts reimburse expenses associated with a wide range of defined scholarly or creative activities such as:
      • Registration and travel to academic conferences (not restricted to presenters).
      • Research (travel; student assistants; essential software, documents, data, lab or studio supplies).
      • Publication, artistic performance and display.
  • Approval forms are available from departmental or dean secretaries.

3. Scholarly Incentive Award

  • This is a competitive program designed to help faculty members advance scholarly production in their home disciplines. 
  • Funding may be used to conduct research, initiate creative projects, complete projects, or pursue other scholarly activities.
  • Recipients must:
    • Describe their scholarly project
    • Identify how this award facilitates that project
    • Provide a list of eligible expenses associated with the project.
    • Application deadlines:  November 1, 2013 and March 1, 2014.

4.  Pre-Tenure Grants Development Award

  • This is a competitive, merit-based program open to all full-time, tenure-track assistant professors during their first five years of service.
  • Grants support scholarly activity and submission of external grant applications.
  • Preference is given to projects entailing first-time submission of external grant proposals, but resubmission of external grant proposals are highly encouraged.
  • Maximum award is $2,000, half is paid up front and the balance paid after submission of external grant application(s). 
  • Awards provide reimbursement for eligible expenses (same range of expenses eligible under Faculty Scholarship Account).
  • Funds are administered by Grants Development and expire if unused two years after award notification. Read more
  • Deadlines are November 1, 2013 and March 1, 2014
  • Guidelines can be found at link in left hand column.

5.  Provost’s Post-Tenure Fellowship

  • This is a competitive, merit-based award.
  • Maximum award is $4,000.
  • Awards cover expenses associated with a substantial scholarly endeavor.
  • Awards provide reimbursement for eligible expenses (same range of expenses eligible under Faculty Scholarship Account).
  • Funds are administered by Grants Development and expire if unused two years after award notification. Read more
  • Deadlines are November 1, 2013 and March 1, 2014
  • Guidelines can be found at link in left hand column.

6. Promoting Excellence in Diversity Grants

  • This grant supports proposals for scholarly and artistic events for the campus community. Proposed events need to engage the College community in dialogue on issues of diversity and add significant value to the diversity goals of the College. PED Grants do not support individual projects or research.
  • Faculty, staff, and students are all eligible to apply. 
  • Submission deadlines are:
    • September 27, 2013.
    • October 25, 2013.
    • February 21, 2014.
    • April 4, 2014.

Services for Students

1.  Grants Writing Course PRO 410/510

  • One-credit, pass/fail course offered annually on the first two Saturday’s at the beginning of the spring semester.
  • Open to students from all disciplines. 
  • Taught by the Grants Development Director.
  • Email Colleen Donaldson for class schedule

2. Student Travel Grants to Present at Conferences

  • A competitive program with funding from BSG and Academic Affairs.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students presenting at a conference are eligible.
  • Presentations must be made between August 1 and June 30
  • Applications should be submitted prior to travel..
  • Maximum grant is $300 per academic year.
  • Administered by Grants Development. Read more 
  • Deadlines are: September 24, 2013; November 5, 2013; March 1, 2014.

3.  BSG Club Members Grants to Attend Conferences

  • A competitive program with funding from BSG.
  • All BSG Club Members are eligible.
  • Applications should be submitted prior to travel.
  • Maximum grant is $300 per academic year.
  • Administered by Grants Development.
  • Deadlines are November 30, 2013 and March 1, 2014.

4.  Scholars Day Presentations

  • The annual celebration of faculty, staff, and student research is coordinated by Grants Development.
  • Online call for participation forms are available November 1 and are due early February 1.
  • The forms can be found at: http://www.brockport.edu/scholarsday/.
  • Students must have approval from a faculty or staff member to submit an application to present.

5. Promoting Excellence in Diversity (PED) Grants see above

6.  National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

  • NCUR will be held at the University of Kentucky from April 3-5, 2014.
  • Brockport will support students who have papers accepted for presentation.
  • Your abstract must be accepted and you must apply in your department by end of September 2013.
  • Contact Kim Remley at kremley@brockport.edu for more information.

7. Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Research Award

  • A competitive, merit-based award for matriculated graduate students who are undertaking a substantial and original scholarly project (either research or creative) associated with their program of study.
  • Preference is given to students working on their Master's theses, or capstone research or creative projects.
  • The next deadline for electronic submission of applications is due November 1, 2013 and March 1, 2014.

Updated 12/11/13


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