Grants on the Edge

Research Proposal Resubmission Grants - Announcement for FY 2018

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Vice President for Research announce the availability of funding to aid investigators who have had external research proposals narrowly miss falling within a fundable range, which were rejected for lack of sufficient preliminary data or a specific identified weakness.  Small grants will be provided to help an investigator strategically improve the proposal’s viability upon resubmission.  The funding is available for July 2017 to July 2018.

Typical Funding

We anticipate funding grants in the range of $2,000 to $10,000.  The faculty member’s home department(s) or institute or center must contribute 20% of the total final budget.  Funding will normally be for just one fiscal year, as this program is being funded on a one-year-at-a-time trial basis while its usefulness is assessed.

Application Format and Requirements

  • 12 point font, 1 inch margins
  • 1 page - cover/signature page containing proposal title, investigator names and affiliations,  investigator email and other contact information, total budget (showing departmental or unit contributions), signatures of the investigator(s) and department heads or directors.
  • 2 pages – description of proposed research and a clear articulation of how it will address the rejected proposal’s shortcomings.  Include a description of how the money will be spent, and indicate the anticipated date of proposal resubmission.
  • There should also be a sentence identifying potential expert external or internal reviewer or advisor.  If the request is funded, the PI will be expected to send the revised proposal to an expert reviewer for comments prior to resubmission.  Funds of up to $500 may be included in the budget as honoraria for the proposed advisor/reviewer.
  • 1 page – detailed budget page showing projected expenses and departmental or unit contribution.  Proposal budgets which are split across two fiscal years must indicate the amount requested in each of the fiscal years.
  • 1 page – Cover page from the initial rejected submission.
  • 1 page – Project Summary or Abstract from the initial rejected submission.
  • Multiple pages - A copy of the panel summary and any reviews, from the rejected proposal, which indicate the need for additional preliminary data, or highlight a weakness which could be addressed with some additional funds.

Submission

The required pages should be assembled into a single PDF file then submitted to the following web page: https://proposal-resubmission.franklin.uga.edu/

Review Process

The proposals will be reviewed by staff from the College Deans’ offices and by staff from the Office of the Vice President for Research.  Other individuals may be consulted as needed.

Rolling Submissions - No Specific Deadline

Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Investigators may submit at any time, and the proposals will be reviewed as quickly as the staff involved can process them.

Reports

6 month report – Six months after funding a one- or two-page progress report should be submitted, including results to date and proposal resubmission plans.  Also include the name of the external advisor or reviewer and any comments or suggestions he/she provided.  State the UGA proposal ID number for a proposal which has been resubmitted to the external funding agency.

1 year report – One year after funding a one- or two-page progress report should be submitted, including results to date and proposal submission plans or sponsor results/reviews, if known.  State the UGA proposal ID number for a proposal which has been resubmitted to the external funding agency.

2 year report – Two years after funding a one- or two-page final report should be submitted, including the fate of the resubmitted proposal and any additional results not shared at the one-year report date.  State the UGA proposal ID number for a proposal which has been resubmitted to the external funding agency.

Publication Acknowledgements

Any publication resulting from funding or partial funding by this program should acknowledge that funding was received from the home department or unit, the Franklin College, and the Vice President for Research:

The research in this article was partially supported by a grant jointly funded by the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, Office of the Vice President for Research, and Department of XYZ.