The following internal grant awards have upcoming deadlines--be sure to mark your calendars! We'll be happy to help you if you need any assistance!
Proposal submissions for the following internal grants are available online with your SRU network login.
Note to applicants: The online proposal submission form (Grant Tracker) includes a budget table and a signature page once submitted and downloaded. The signature page must be signed and submitted by the deadline date and time. Original signatures are welcome but not required; digital signatures are acceptable. (old RFP's are available below - new ones will be released TBD) Should any currently funded project require an extension of time to complete, please submit a Request for No-Cost Extension form prior to the end of the grant period. Please see the Project Director's Internal Grant Handbook for questions! For more information regarding these internal grant programs, please contact the Office of Grants, Research and Sponsored Programs.
Prior to starting your budget, please refer to the following policies regarding compensation for faculty, staff and research participants and also the use of public funds.
PASSHE Compensation Policy
Compensation for Research Study Participants
Expenditures of Public Funds
Principal Investigator/Project Director Eligibility
NEW RFP'S WILL BE RELEASED SOON!!!!
Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Grant RFP - due Monday, March 4, 2024.
This round of the Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities grant program has been released due to leftover funds from the fall 2023 cycle. Undergraduate and graduate students in any major are eligible to apply for up to $1,500 in funds to support independent research or a scholary project to be conducted in collaboration with a faculty or staff mentor. Research is defined in broad context to include any scholarly, creative, entrepreneurial, or civic activity and is not limited to the traditional concept of laboratory studies in the sciences. The RFP provides the guidelines and specific information about the grant and the application process. For current grantees: Final reports are due from the Student Researcher and the Collaborating Faculty/Staff mentor within 30 days of completion.
Grants for "The Green Fund Projects" RFP - due Monday, April 1, 2024
Proposals for The Green Fund Projects are offered twice per year, in fall and spring. This program helps fund environmentally friendly projects and programs on campus. Up to $20,000 are available to support approved sustainably-progressive projects, educational programs and activities that promote sustainability for SRU. Any faculty or staff member at SRU and any full-time undergraduate or graduate in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Student projects must be conducted in collaboration with a faculty or staff member. For detailed information about a submitting a proposal for the next funding cycle, view the full RFP. For current grantees: Final reports are due from the Project Director and Student Researcher within 30 days of completion.
Faculty/Student Research Grant RFP - due Monday, November 13, 2023
The fall 2023 funding cycle for the Faculty/Student Research Grant program will be announced in September 2023. Projects start as early as January 1 and must be completed by December 31 of the following year. A single project may not exceed $5,000 in requested funds. Only one proposal per faculty member as the principal investigator is permitted to be submitted. One or more undergraduate or graduate student must participate in the proposed project and must work in partnership with the faculty member, not merely for or under the faculty. For detailed information about a submitting a proposal for the next funding cycle, view the full RFP. For current grantees: Final reports are due from the Project Director and Student Researcher within 30 days of completion.
Summer Collaborative Research Experience (SCORE) RFP - due Monday, March 11, 2024
The spring 2024 funding cycle for the SCORE grant program will be announced in January 2024. The timeframe for the projects are May 6, 2024 through August 19, 2024. A single project may not exceed $5,000 in requested funds. The program requires that each proposal be prepared as a joint effort between the faculty member and a qualified undergraduate student, and that the proposal describes a research project that will engage the student in research skills and techniques of that discipline. Faculty members in any discipline may apply with one undergraduate student who has an expected graduation date of December 2024 or later. For detailed information about submitting a proposal for the next funding cycle, view the full RFP above. For current grantees: Final reports are due from the Project Director and the Student Researcher within 30 days of completion.
Internal Grant Opportunities not submitted through Grant Tracker:
Norton Undergraduate Research Scholarship 2024-25 - due Monday, April 1, 2024
Up to two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to sophomore or junior status undergraduate students in any major who have demonstrated a 3.0 GPA both cumulatively and in the major in which the research will be conducted and are or will be engaged in independent, faculty-mentored undergraduate research. For detailed information about submitting a proposal for the next funding cycle, view the full RFP above. For current grantees: Final reports are due from the Project Director and the Student Researcher within 30 days of completion.
PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council 2022-23 RFP - not available for Fall 2023
The PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council grant program is intended to provide funding to faculty members for professional growth opportunities. Each university is able to submit up to twenty-one proposals for funding consideration. The complete RFP provides guidance for the preparation of the application and an explanation of the priority categories.
Student Travel Grant Form - accepted anytime (funds on a first come, first serve basis)
The Office of Grants, Research and Sponsored Programs will provide up to $300 per undergraduate or graduate student per academic year, to offset travel costs to present a paper or poster on their research or creative activity projects. For more information regarding this program, please see the form linked above.
Faculty Incentive Program for Grant Writing - accepted anytime
The Office of the Provost has established a Faculty Incentive Program for Grant Writing to assist the faculty members in their pursuit of external grant funding. This program provides an opportunity for faculty members to apply for compensation for developing and writing a competitive grant proposal for a research project or sponsored program. The grant proposal must request from the sponsor a minimum of $50,000 in direct costs for up to one week compensation or $100,000 in direct costs for up to two weeks of compensation. For more information, please see the link to the program above. Compensation is charged to your department's fund center.
Proposal Development Travel Fund - accepted anytime
In an effort to encourage the pursuit of external funding at SRU, the Office of Grants, Research and Sponsored Programs has funding available to support travel by SRU faculty and staff members developing grant proposals. The funds are available through the Grants Office indirect cost distribution account. The number and maximum amount awarded for proposal development travel may be adjusted periodically based on the need and the availability of indirect cost funds. This program provides travel support for faculty and staff to meet with program officers at a funding agency; attend a proposal preparation workshop sponsored by a funding agency or part of a professional meeting. A report must be submitted within 10 working days of travel.