INBRE II 2012 Minigrant Proposal FAQs


2012 DSU INBRE II Mini-grant Competition

 


FAQs

 

  1. Can the PI for the minigrant be the PI of a current INBRE grant?

  2. Can visiting faculty members apply for a mini-grant?

  3. Can I collaborate with a faculty member from the same department if their research is in a different area from me?

  4. Can the faculty members be outside of the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology (CMNST) and apply for a mini-grant?

  5. If the PI is from CMNST, can the collaborating faculty member be from a different college?

  6. Can a faculty member from a different institution serve as the collaborating faculty member?

  7. Can minigrant funds be used for summer salary for faculty?

  8. How much should we budget for the project?

  9. What if the curriculum project is very small? Do we have to ask for $50,000?

  10. How long do we have to spend the money?

  11. For what semesters will the PI get the release time?

  12. Does the proposal have to be approved by the Office of Sponsored Programs?

 


 

Can the PI for the minigrant be the PI of a current INBRE grant?

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.

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Can visiting faculty members apply for a mini-grant?

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.

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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.

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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.

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If the PI is from CMNST, can the collaborating faculty member be from a different college?

Yes, the collaborating faculty member can be from any department in the University.

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Can a faculty member from a different institution serve as the collaborating faculty member?

No, both the PI and the co-PI must be faculty members at Delaware State University.

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Can minigrant funds be used for summer salary for faculty?

Yes, summer salary for the PI or the co-PI are allowable costs.

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How much should we budget for the project?

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.

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What if the curriculum project is very small? Do we have to ask for $50,000?

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.

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How long do we have to spend the money?

The funds must be spent between May 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013.

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For what semesters will the PI get the release time?

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.

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Does the proposal have to be approved by the Office of Sponsored Programs?

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.

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