2012 DSU INBRE II Mini-grant Competition
Yes, current or former INBRE PIs are eligible to be PIs for a mini-grant, but the proposed project must not overlap with the INBRe-supported project.
No, only tenured or tenure-track faculty are eligible to be PIs of a mini-grnt. A visiting faculty member may be a participant in a mini-grant project, but cannot be the PI.
Can I collaborate with a faculty member from the same department if their research is in a different area from me?
No, the mini-grants are intended to build collaborations across departments, so each mini-grant is required to be a collaboration of faculty members from at least 2 different departments.
Can the faculty members be outside of the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology (CMNST) and apply for a mini-grant?
Yes, any tenured or tenure-track faculty member at DSU is eligible to be a PI.
Yes, the collaborating faculty member can be from any department in the University.
No, both the PI and the co-PI must be faculty members at Delaware State University.
Yes, summer salary for the PI or the co-PI are allowable costs.
You should budget for the costs you will need to implement the project, but no more than $50,000 will be awarded for each grant.
No, smaller projects are welcome. If most of the projects have budgets significantly under $50,000, we will be able to fund more and that will increase the odds that you will be awarded the grant.
The funds must be spent between May 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013.
Successful applicants will receive 25% release time in the fall semester of 2012. an additional semester of release time for spring 2013 my be granted if it is justified in the proposal.
No, the proposal should be emailed directly to Ms. Vanessa Nesbit. Proposals must include a letter of support from the Department Chair committing to the release time.