Application Review Program
Applications will be reviewed by the CRE steering committee based on the following review criteria:
- Intellectual merit of scholarship
- Learning potential
- Potential Impact on department (faculty and majors)
- Potential student demand
Funds may be requested for equipment and supplies. In addition, summer stipends for faculty, staff and students may be requested. Suggested stipend rates are $800/week for faculty and $450/week for students. Please remember that funds for the employer contribution to FICA and MQFE taxes on stipends must be included in the budget request. (This is currently 7.65%, but check the Sponsored Research Project page for current information.) Part time staff support to co-teach or provide reduced teaching loads during the academic year may also be requested. In fact, any request within the overall budget restrictions will be considered, though in the long run, it must be clear within the project description how recurring costs will be covered once the award period is completed.
Grant Application Components
Complete applications should include:
brief abstract (less than ½ page)
project description (three-page) which provides the information listed in the project description guidelines
brief budget with justification.
All materials should be in 12 point font, single-spaced, with 1-inch margins. All pages should be numbered. (See application template.) All materials should be merged into a single pdf document and e-mailed to email@example.com by the application deadline.
Please begin with a description of the proposed course or module, and the target undergraduate population. If designing a module, describe how the proposed research component fits into the existing course. If designing a new course, describe how it fits into the major.Please address each of the following:
- Research Description
- Goals of Research Activity
- Dissemination of results (internal or external)
- Learning goals and objectives
- Assessment plan - As a part of the HHMI 2012 program, all courses must utilize the CURE assessment instrument. Which of the prior findings from CURE are most applicable to the proposed course/module? (CURE findings from Hope college can be found at the HHMI 2012 Group site. The CURE publications that are national level publications are listed on the Grinnell-CURE website.) The summer workshop will provide instruction on how to implement the CURE assessment plan and instrument into your module/course effectively.
- Describe staffing/facilities/resources needed for development, implementation and sustained offering of the course
- Include a timeline for the development and implementation program.
- A final report is due 12 months after the award date.
- If an extension is needed to complete the work AND expend funds, a progress report, including justification for the extension must be submitted 11 months after award date.
- An on-campus presentation of the project results.