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Internal Funding Opportunities

The Division of Research currently offers two internal funding competitions. Rowan's Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity award competition is typically announced in early winter, while Seed Funding applications are due around spring break.

Rowan University Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities Awards

The Division of University Research is pleased to announce the 2016 call for nominations for three awards for excellence in research, scholarly and/or creative activities by faculty and students. All nominations will be judged by a faculty panel appointed by the Vice President for Research.

Applications must be submitted by the nominating faculty member electronically in Word document format to Dr. Shreekanth Mandayam, Vice President for Research, and cc: to Ms. Joanie Gustin no later than noon on Monday, February 08, 2016.

Rowan University Research Achievement Award ($2000)
This award is for full-time permanent faculty members for their outstanding achievements in research activity, either for a specific project or for a body of work accumulated over multiple years. An individual or a group of faculty members working on the same project may be nominated. The awardee(s) must be employed by Rowan University at the time of the award presentation. The award will be presented as part of the campus award ceremony to be held on April 05, 2016.

Award criteria are:

1. Quality: has the project resulted in a significant advancement in the applicant’s field of interest?
2. Institutional impact: has this research included students and/or been applied in the classroom?
3. Recognition: have publications in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at professional society meetings, and/or honors and awards resulted from this work?

The application package will be completed electronically and will consist of:

1. A letter of nomination from another faculty member or administrator, addressing the evaluation criteria listed above;
2. A letter of support from the nominee’s college dean(s);
3. A nominee-written one to two-page summary of their research activity, addressing the criteria listed above;
4. A two-page resume from each nominee.

Award for Excellence in Graduate Research ($500)
This award is for achievements in research as a graduate student. Students must be in attendance at the University for the entirety of the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters.

The award is for a single project or for a series of projects that demonstrate the student’s skills in planning, conducting, and disseminating research. An individual student or a group of students working on the same project may be nominated. Students must be nominated by a faculty member.

Award criteria are:

1. Originality: is the project at the forefront of the applicant’s professional field?
2. Impact: is there potential for the project to result in a significant advancement in the applicant’s field of interest?
3. Quality: is the research work presented with appropriate technical content, style and language?

The application package will be completed electronically and will consist of:

1. A letter of nomination from a faculty member;
2. A student-written one to two-page summary of their research;
3. A student-written one-page biographical sketch (per student, if a team is nominated) that includes a description of their role in the research, the impact of the research on their knowledge and skills, and their future goals.

Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research ($500)
This award recognizes research achievements by undergraduate student(s) who is/are accepted in their chosen major or program. Also, students must be in attendance at the University for the entirety of the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters.

The award is for a single project or for a series of projects that demonstrate the student’s skills in planning, conducting, and disseminating research. An individual student or a group of students working on the same project may be nominated. Students must be nominated by a faculty member.

Award criteria are:

1. Originality: is the project at the forefront of the applicant’s professional field?
2. Impact: is there potential for the project to result in a significant advancement in the applicant’s field of interest?
3. Quality: is the research work presented with appropriate technical content, style and language?

The application package will be completed electronically and will consist of:

1. A letter of nomination from a faculty member;
2. A student-written one to two-page summary of their research;
3. A student-written one-page biographical sketch (per student, if a team is nominated) that includes a description of their role in the research, the impact of the research on their knowledge and skills, and their future goals.

Rowan University Seed Funding Program FY17 Call for Proposals

The Division of Research is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for the FY2017 Rowan University Seed Funding Program for all Glassboro-campus Rowan full-time tenure-track/tenured faculty. The Seed Funding Program is primarily intended to support Rowan faculty who are beginning investigators in their respective area of research or creative activity and to act as a stimulus for attracting additional external support. Any single grant will not exceed $10,000. Seed Funding Program Grants cannot be used for faculty member summer salary or provide funding for course-buyouts.

The deadline for proposal submission will be the Monday after Spring Break (March 21, 2016). Please submit all completed submission to research@rowan.edu. Detailed instructions for proposal submission and the evaluation criteria are here.

The University Senate Research Committee will assist in the proposal review process. Grant funds will be available in FY2017 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) and must be expended completely by June 30, 2017.

Please contact the Vice President for Research, Dr. Shreekanth Mandayam at 856-256-5333 or shreek@rowan.edu, if you have any questions.