These awards will help fund department or program-based high impact national and international conferences and perhaps smaller-scale symposia. Grants up to $10,000 

Purpose

These awards will help fund department or program-based high impact national and international conferences and perhaps smaller-scale symposia. Proposals that are interdisciplinary in nature are especially encouraged. Proposals should provide a detailed description of the goals and expected outcomes of the event, including (if possible) a list of potential participants, an explanation of how participants will be invited or contributions solicited. Also, please identify any additional internal Rutgers funding resources that may be requested, as well as any possible external funding that may be sought. Proposals may be submitted by individual programs or departments or by teams of programs and/or departments.

Application and Submission

  • Any full-time tenured or tenure-track FASC faculty member may apply.
  • Applications should include
    • the Research Cover Sheet (writable)
    • five-page project description
    • detailed budget
    • one-page budget narrative
    • list of participants or potential participants and invitees.
  • Proposals may be submitted by individual programs or departments or by teams of programs and/or departments.
  • A final written report summarizing the results of the initiative will be due within three months of the event supported by the award and no later than the end of the 2017-2018 fiscal year.  

Deadline

Applications are due to the Associate Dean for Research by Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Electronic submissions (Adobe PDF) are required and should be sent to fasresearch@camden.rutgers.edu. Save your file name as LastName_Department_CSFG_Date. Please indicate “2017-2018 Conference and Symposium Funding Grant” in the subject line of your email.

Evaluation

The Research Funding Committee will evaluate and rank all proposals. In selecting proposals to be funded, priority will be given to applications that demonstrate the impact of the proposed event, both for the sponsoring department or program and for the College of Arts and Sciences more generally.

Research Award Reimbursable Expenses:

Awards for these programs take the form of research grants and as such carry certain university-mandated restrictions regarding approved uses of awarded funds.

  1. The awards should be used in their entirety by the end of the academic year. Any unused funds will be forfeited.
  2. Allowable uses include travel, conference, archival research, fieldwork, and similar reimbursable expenses. Please see page one of this document.
  3. Oversight and budgetary control will reside with the FASC Dean’s Office.  Please consult with this office when developing your budget. Expenses and costs must comply with all relevant university policies, and state and federal regulations.  
  4. Budgeted categories must include only one‐time costs.  These funds are temporary, and may not be used for permanent on‐going costs.   
  5. Recurring costs, such as telephone, rent, or lease costs, should not be charged to the grant.  Costs related to repair and maintenance of grounds and buildings, custodial and vehicular supplies, and selected other non‐academic expenses are NOT allowable under the grant.
  6. Hourly payment of a student worker is NOT allowed under the grant.  Faculty, post‐doctoral fellow, part‐time/temporary, and TA/GA salaries, including summer salaries, may NOT be charged to the grant.   Student aid or student tuition and fee costs are NOT allowable.  Costs associated with the purchase of equipment or software, or facilities renovations may NOT be charged to the grant. No permanent hiring may be done with these funds.
  7. Transcription services are NOT allowed.
  8. To be reimbursed for research supplies
    1. Provide original receipts
    2. Receipts should include date, evidence of payment and zero balance due.
    3. Pre-approved software purchases should be made through RCIT/RIAS.
  9. To be reimbursed for participant compensation
    1. Only allowed with active IRB numbers may request reimbursement.
    2. If participation is not confidential, the signature sign in sheet with the date compensation was received needs to be submitted.
    3. If participation is confidential, a numbered sheet with the date the compensation was received needs to be submitted with a note that says that names will be maintained by the department.

For additional research reimbursement guidelines please see the Procedures for Requesting Reimbursement.

Inquiries

Direct questions about the program to Dr. Howard Marchitello, Senior Associate Dean for Research and the Graduate School, at (856) 225-6097 or fasresearch@camden.rutgers.edu