According to the NSF site:
Upcoming Grant Conference Call
National Science Foundation RUI (Research in Undergraduate Institutions)
The National Science Foundation RUI (Research in Undergraduate Institutions) grants provide funding for research that involves undergraduates in significant ways. If you want to learn more about this funding source, you can take part in a conference call with a RUI program officer on Monday, December 15th at 2 p.m.
The Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) activity supports research by faculty members of predominantly undergraduate institutions through the funding of (1) individual and collaborative research projects, (2) the purchase of shared-use research instrumentation, and (3) Research Opportunity Awards for work with NSF-supported investigators at other institutions.
More detail on the RUI program is available at
I need to RSVP by Tuesday, December 9th, so please write to Michael Nolan if you'd like to take part.
Help with shaping a better grant application
As part of its membership in the Independent Colleges Office, Augustana takes part in conference calls in which the administrators from the major federal agencies and foundations discuss opportunities for faculty. I've participated in several of them, and they often contain specific suggestions about how to shape a more competitive grant application. Augustana has access to transcripts and audio recordings of the following phone conferences:
NSF S-STEM & DUE
NEH "Enduring Questions"
NEH Summer Stipends
Fulbright Foundation Conference Call
Please contact me if you would like copies of the transcripts and audio files.
Associate Dean of Grants and Assessment
Presidential Research Fellowship
December 15th is the deadline for the Presidential Research Fellowship.
NOTE: Faculty members who have been awarded a New Faculty Resarch Award cannot receive and use a Presidential Research Fellowship Award at the same time. You can apply for both, and if accepted for both, decide later which one to accept.
Eligibility: All tenure-track and tenured faculty
Deadline: December 15
Notification: January 15; funding dispersed July and August
Presidential Research Fellowships support faculty research, scholarship and artistic work at Augustana. The fellowships will pay $4,000 for a faculty research project to be undertaken in the summer. Up to $750 is available for travel and expenses. The proposal should constitute a new area of research, a new area of an existing research agenda, or support for substantial, ongoing work. Proposals are invited in any of the four areas of scholarship: discovery, teaching, integration and application (outlined by Ernest Boyer in Scholarship Reconsidered) as well as in artistic work.
Submission to a peer-reviewed journal-or the equivalent for an artistic project-is normally expected within a year. In disciplines where such a deadline is inappropriate, please include a date for submission in the proposal. A report on the research, a copy of the letter of submission, and a copy of the paper will be due on the same date. Publication or acceptance by the following year will result in an additional $1,000 stipend.
Proposals should address the specific nature and scope of the research, as well as its likely audience. Proposals should be no more than five pages, including a detailed budget for any expenses and a description of the proposed venue for publication or performance. In those years when applications exceed funding, we anticipate that external readers will evaluate proposals and make a recommendation.
Submit proposals to Mary Koski in Academic Affairs, Founders 116.
Responsibilities of the Grantee
- Presidential Research Fellows will be expected to do a substantial portion of the search on campus through the summer of the award, unless the research calls them away from the area.
- Presidential Research Fellows will not be eligible for summer teaching other than travel courses lasting no more than two weeks.
- A report on the research, a copy of the letter of submission, and a copy of the paper will be due to the Dean of the College within a year of award notification.
- Acknowledgement of Augustana's financial assistance in products produced from work.
Augustana's Grants Website: http://www.augustana.edu/x10017.xml