OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

RESEARCH AND SPONSORED PROGRAMS
at INDIANA UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST
2000-2001 ACADEMIC YEAR
 
 
 

GUIDE TO INTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESEARCH
AND TEACHING IMPROVEMENT AT IUN

The IUN funding level for research and teaching improvement and course development remains the same as last year. Fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) is being made available for Grant-In-Aid of Research and Time Release Grants. The number of Summer Faculty Fellowships for Research, Research Grant Writing, and Teaching and Course Development is fourteen. Faculty members may apply for any of the categories of fellowship although only one can be awarded to an individual. Please note that for the IUN Summer Faculty Fellowships and Grant-In-Aid of Research and Time Release Grants, the submission deadline is October 13, 2000.

IUN FACULTY GRANT-IN-AID OF RESEARCH

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE

To provide seed money for research.

ELIGIBILITY

Limited to tenure-track and tenured faculty.

LIMIT OF SUPPORT

$1,500

FILING DEADLINE

The filing deadline is October 13, 2000. Please keep a copy of your application on file for personal use.

DURATION

Accounts are active until research is completed or until it is determined that the project is inactive; accounts are reviewed annually (May) so that monies which are not used can be redistributed to other research projects.

TYPE OF SUPPORT FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS

Travel: To libraries, museums, other information sources; for field studies; travel to professional meetings is supported from other funds not under this program.

Supplies: Laboratory supplies; film, audio recording tape, video tape, office supplies, art supplies, and other expendable materials.

Documentation: Xerox or microfilm copies of source material which normally would not be purchased through the library; in situations where loans are impractical or impossible.

Use of Facilities: Reimbursement to schools, churches, governments, etc. if investigator is to be billed for use of the research site.

Wages: For typists, research assistants, laboratory assistants, etc. for work directly related to the project.

Publication Costs: Costs of publication are usually not allowed until the research is completed; subject to restrictions cited in this program description.

Equipment: Equipment for research projects should be purchased through the operating of the local campus; consult the Academic Affairs office for approval.

Computer Time: In rare instances where use of the IUN computing center is impractical or impossible, or when a particular campus budget requires the investigator to pay for his/her research time on the computer.

Budget must be itemized with exact listing of costs.

LETTERS OF SUPPORT

Applicants are encouraged to include at least one outside letter of recommendation. Letters should be addressed to the Execuive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

AWARD NOTICE

Letters of award or rejection come from the Academic Affairs office.

SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS

(1) Dissertation or thesis research is not supported from this fund; (2) in applying for grants and supporting manuscript preparation, the faculty member agrees to return to Indiana University one-half of all royalties in excess of $100 per year until the face value of the grant has been repaid; (3) grants may not be used to provide salary or supplemental pay for the instructor; (4) grants may not be used to purchase books unless they are demonstrably needed by the investigator and are of no use to the library; (5) grants may not be used to purchase equipment; (6) any applications involving the use of human subjects must be accompanied by evidence that it has been approved by the IUN Human Subjects Committee. Without such approval and in the absence of unusual extenuating circumstances, an application will not be considered; and (7) any applications involving the use of animals must be accompanied by evidence that it has been approved by the Northwest Animal Resource Committee.

SPECIAL NOTICE

The project should be described in enough detail to adequately justify the requested budget. All expenditures must adhere to Indiana University policy on purchasing and account management. Consult the Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Fiscal Affairs if you are not aware of current policy on these matters. The Grants and Research Development Committee is particularly concerned with the methodology of the research. The faculty member is advised to be thorough in preparing the application adding supplementary materials where considered relevant. Be specific and try to write with an educated lay reader in mind. Avoid language which tends to reflect a specialized discipline.

OBLIGATIONS

All faculty members who receive an award must file a brief informative report with the Academic Affairs Office upon completion of their project (or fellowship). If the work is not completed by the end of the Fall Semester following the receipt of the grant (or fellowship), a progress report must be submitted. A final report should be submitted when the project is completed.Failure to submit these reports will cause a faculty member to be ineligible for all categories of IUN support for research and teaching development.

These reports may be reviewed by future Grants and Research Development Committees to assist them in evaluating subsequent applications of a faculty member.

FORM ROUTE

An application for a Grant-In-Aid of Research should be sent to the department chairperson (where appropriate) and then to the division head for recommendation. From there it is sent to the Academic Affairs Office (original and three copies) where it is evaluated by the Grants and Research Development Committee. The Committee reserves the right to review, evaluate, and revise all grant requests originating on the IUN campus. The grant application is then forwarded to the Academic Affairs Office with the Committee's recommendation.

ADDITIONAL GRANT PROGRAM INFORMATION

Contact the Academic Affairs Office

Hawthorn 111

Phone: (219) 980-6706

IUN SUMMER FACULTY FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE

To provide living costs for faculty who intend to devote an entire summer to intensive research.

ELIGIBILITY

Limited to tenure-track and tenured faculty.

LIMIT OF SUPPORT

The award is for $5,000.

FILING DEADLINE

The filing deadline is October 13, 2000. Please keep a copy of your application on file for personal use.

DURATION

Summer (approximately three months).
 

SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS

The grant (1) may not be awarded to any faculty member who has not completed all of the requirements for the terminal degree in her or his particular discipline; (2) recipients must not hold any other service-rendering appointments at any time throughout the summer; (3) recipients must continue at Indiana University through the following academic year; (4) any application involving the use of human subjects must be accompanied by evidence that it has been approved by the IUN Human Subjects Committee. Without such approval and in the absence of unusual extenuating circumstances, an application will not be considered; and (7) any applications involving the use of animals must be accompanied by evidence that it has been approved by the Northwest Animal Reserve Committee.

TYPE OF SUPPORT

Paid directly to the faculty member as a fellowship in one lump sum on or about May 15 and subject to taxation as provided by current Internal Revenue Service regulations and United States law.

OBLIGATIONS

All faculty members who receive an award must file a brief informative report with the Academic Affairs Office upon completion of their project (or fellowship). If the work is not completed by the end of the Fall semester following the receipt of the grant (or fellowship), a progress report must be submitted. A final report should be submitted when the project is completed. Failure to submit these reports will cause a faculty member to be ineligible for all categories of IUN support for research and teaching development.

LETTER OF SUPPORT

Applicants are encouraged to include at least one outside letter of recommendation. Letters should be addressed to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

AWARD NOTICE

A letter from the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is sent in December.

SPECIAL NOTE

This project should be described in enough detail to adequately justify the requested fellowship. Care should be taken in filling out the application. The Grants and Research Development Committee is particularly concerned with the methodology of the research. The faculty member is advised to be thorough in preparing the application adding supplementary materials where considered relevant. Be specific and try to write with an educated lay reader in mind. Avoid language which tends to reflect a specialized discipline.

FORM ROUTE

An application for a Summer Faculty Fellowship should be sent to the department chairperson (where appropriate) and then to the division head for recommendation. From there it is sent to the Academic Affairs Office (original and three copies) where it is evaluated by the Grants and Research Development Committee. The Committee reserves the right to review, evaluate, and revise all grant requests originating on the IUN campus. The grant application is then forwarded to the Academic Affairs Office with the Committee's recommendation.

ADDITIONAL GRANT PROGRAM INFORMATION

Contact the Academic Affairs Office

Hawthorn 111

Phone: (219) 980-6706

IUN TIME RELEASE GRANT

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE

The grant provides release time from teaching for full-time faculty engaged in research leading to a publishable article, book, or scholarly paper.

ELIGIBILITY

Limited to tenure-track and tenured faculty.

LIMIT OF SUPPORT

The grant consists of a three credit hour reduction of teaching load. This release time, plus the already existing 25 percent FTE release time for research, is designed to enable a faculty member to complete an on-going project. The grant does not provide a direct cash award to the applicant but rather provides the applicant's department or division with funds sufficient to pay for an adjunct instructor. The grants are available only during the academic year.
 

FILING DEADLINE

The filing deadline is October 13, 2000. Please indicate on the application the semester preferred for the time release grant. Please keep a copy of your application on file for personal use.

AWARD NOTICE

A letter from the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is sent in December.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Applicants are encouraged to include at least one letter of recommendation from a scholar outside the institution who is acquainted with the applicant's research. Letters should be addressed to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

RESTRICTIONS/OBLIGATIONS

  1. Grants are not awarded to faculty members who have not completed all of the requirements for the terminal degree in their discipline.
  2. The grant is not applicable during the summer months.
  3. Proposals which fall under the categories of "faculty development", "curriculum development", "needs assessment", etc., are not applicable under this program.
  4. The grant may not be used to provide salary or supplementary pay for the investigator.
  5. The applicant must explain how he or she accounts for the three hours of FTE already allotted for research and why this extra amount is necessary.
  6. Applicants for the grant will be required to have a written statement from the department and/or division chairperson giving approval to the three-hour reduction of teaching load.
  7. Applicants are expected to continue at IUN through the following academic year.
  8. Any application involving the use of human subjects must be accompanied by evidence that it has been approved by the IUN Human Subjects Committee. Without such approval and in the absence of unusual extenuating circumstances, an application will not be considered.
  9. Any applications involving the use of animals must be accompanied by evidence that it has been approved by the Northwest Animal Resource Committee.
  10. All faculty members who receive an award must file a brief informative report with the Academic Affairs Office upon completion of their project (or fellowship). If the work is not completed by the end of the Fall Semester following the receipt of the grant (or fellowship), a progress report must be submitted. A final report should be submitted when the project is completed. Failure to submit these reports will cause a faculty member to be ineligible for all categories of IUN support for research and teaching development.
SPECIAL NOTE
  1. Applicants seeking other forms of research support (i.e., typing, clerical assistance, etc.) to accompany the Time-Release Grant should also fill out a Grant-In-Aid of Research application.
  2. The project should be described in enough detail to adequately justify the requested grant. Care should be taken in filling out the application. The Grants and Research Development Committee is particularly concerned with the methodology of the research. The faculty member is advised to be thorough in preparing the application adding supplementary materials where considered relevant. Be specific and try to write with an educated lay reader in mind. Avoid language which tends to reflect a specialized discipline.
FORM ROUTE

Application should be sent to the department chairperson (where appropriate) and then to the division head for recommendation. From there it is sent to the Academic Affairs Office (original and three copies) where it is evaluated by the Grants and Research Development Committee. The grant application is then forwarded to the Academic Affairs Office with the Committee's recommendation.

ADDITIONAL GRANT INFORMATION

Contact the Academic Affairs Office

Hawthorn 111

Phone: (219) 980-6706

IUN SUMMER FACULTY FELLOWSHIP FOR

TEACHING IMPROVEMENT OR COURSE DEVELOPMENT

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE

To provide living costs for faculty who intend to devote an entire summer to strengthening teaching and course development at IUN.

ELIGIBILITY

Tenure-track and tenured faculty and those with full-time continuing clinical rank and lecturer appointments.

LIMIT OF SUPPORT

The award is for $5,000.

FILING DEADLINE

The filing deadline is October 13, 2000. Please keep a copy of your application on file for personal use.

AWARD NOTICE

A letter from the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is sent in December.

DURATION

Summer (approximately three months).

SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS

(1) Recipients of this grant must not hold any other service-rendering appointments at any time throughout the summer; and (2) recipients must continue at Indiana University through the following academic year.

TYPE OF SUPPORT

Paid directly to the faculty member as a fellowship in one lump sum on or about May 15 and subject to taxation as provided by current Internal Revenue Service regulations and United States law.

OBLIGATIONS

All faculty members who receive an award must file a brief informative report with the Academic Affairs Office upon completion of their project (or fellowship). If the work is not completed by the end of the Fall Semester following the receipt of the grant (or fellowship), a progress report must be submitted. A final report should be submitted when the project is completed. Failure to submit these reports will cause a faculty member to be ineligible for all categories of IUN support for research and teaching development.

These reports may be reviewed by future Grants and Research Development Committees to assist them in evaluating subsequent applications of a faculty member.

LETTERS OF SUPPORT

Applicants are encouraged to include at least one outside letter of recommendation. Letters should be addressed to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

SPECIAL NOTE

Activities which could be supported would include but are not limited to individual course development, the generation of innovative approaches to teaching and course delivery, the development of means to assess teaching effectiveness and the development of means to improve the overall quality of instruction at IUN. The project should be described in enough detail to adequately justify the requested fellowship. Care should be taken in filling out the application. The Grants and Research Development Committee is particularly concerned with the methodology of the research. The faculty member is advised to be thorough in preparing the application adding supplementary materials where considered relevant. Be specific and try to write with an educated lay reader in mind. Avoid language which tends to reflect a specialized discipline.

FORM ROUTE

An application for a Summer Faculty Fellowship would be sent to the department chairperson (where appropriate) and then to the division head for recommendation. From there it is sent to the Academic Affairs Office (original and three copies) where it is evaluated by the Grants and Research Development Committee. The Committee reserves the right to review, evaluate, and revise all grant requests originating on the IUN campus. The grant application is then forwarded to the Academic Affairs Office with the Committee's recommendations.

SUMMER FACULTY FELLOWSHIP FOR THE PURPOSE OF

REDESIGNING THE PRESENTATION OF A COURSE TO

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Classroom applications of computer and video technology provide opportunities to university faculty for increasing the material covered and the learning achieved in their classes. Some applications currently in use in college and universities are: 1) software which allows students in genetics classes to design experiments simulating mating flies, 2) computer modeling technology that urban planning students use to visualize the impact of their proposals on a neighborhood, 3) programs simulating complicated phenomenon that cannot be viewed in real life as, for example, reactions at the molecular level, 4) programs which allow students to change economic conditions in an imaginary town and observe the outcomes, 5) applications which provide translations of Greek authors accompanied by images of related sites and artifacts, and 6) video presentations designed to sensitize students to racial and cultural issues.

Before this technology and software which can be so beneficial to students can be fully adopted by a faculty member, he or she must find a large block of time that can be devoted to learning the technology and then to the redesign of his or her classroom presentations. This summer faculty fellowship has been established to provide this time.

PROGRAM FOR SUPPORT OF CLASS REDESIGN

IUN faculty wishing to redesign a course so as to incorporate instructional technology can apply for this fellowship. Instructional technology (IT) is defined here to include both hardware (e.g., computer, projection TV's) and software (e.g., computer programs, video, multi-media presentations).

OBJECTIVE

To provide the opportunity for faculty to incorporate instructional technology into a course taught at IUN.

ELIGIBILITY

Tenure-track and tenured faculty and those with full-time continuing clinical rank and lecturer appointments.

SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS

(1) Recipients of this grant must not hold any other service-rendering appointments at any time throughout the summer; and (2) recipients must continue at Indiana University through the following academic year.

LIMIT OF SUPPORT

The award  is for $5,000. NOTE: The award is a summer stipend. It is not for the purchase of hardware or software. The Director of the Instructional Medical Center can provide a description of hardware and software available at IUN. The Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs--Technology can be consulted regarding the purchase of new hardware or software.

APPLICATION

Applications should be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs for review by a subcommittee of the Technology Council and the Teaching Committee.

FILING DEADLINE

October 13, 2000 for the following summer.

DURATION

Summer (approximately three months).

METHOD OF REQUEST

Interested faculty will submit a specific proposal detailing:

  1. The course to be redesigned.
  2. A detailed description of the content of the course. A syllabus or the equivalent must be included.
  3. A description of those portions or that content which can be improved by instructional technology support, and how they can be improved through the use of IT. The instructional problem(s) to be addressed through IT must be defined.
  4. The number of students who will be affected (e.g., the usual enrollment in the course).
  5. A plan for the fellowship, detailing the method for learning about the technology and software which might be used, the steps that will be followed in redesigning the class, and the objectives to be achieved during the fellowship.
NOTE: The Director of the Instructional Media Center will be available to assist the faculty member to prepare an application for this fellowship.

AWARD

  1. All submissions will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Technology Council and of the Teaching Committee.
  2. The criteria upon which an award will be made are:
  3. The completeness of the plan for the fellowship, (cf. item number five under Method of Request).
  4. The extent to which instruction technology will be incorporated in the redesigned course. A plan for using IT throughout a course will be rated higher than a plan for using IT in some of the classes.
  5. The feasibility of the plan; the extent to which the plan's objective can be achieved during the fellowship.
  6. The extent to which the instructional technology needed to deliver the redesigned course is available at IUN.
  7. The applicant should expect to spend a concentrated period of time on this project and should not be teaching summer school or be the recipient of other support from the university, e.g., other summer faculty fellowships.
OBLIGATIONS

Each faculty member receiving an award will be required to present to the head of his/her department, to the sub-committee making the award, and to the Office of the Academic Affairs, 1) a report detailing the manner in which the instructional technology has been incorporated into the presentations of the class, 2) a description of the software, and/or videos to be used in the class, or a demonstration of the use of the technology in the class, and be willing to serve as a mentor/reviewer for future faculty applying for this grant.

ADDITIONAL GRANT PROGRAM INFORMATION

Contact the Academic Affairs Office

Hawthorn 111

Phone: (219) 980-6706

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