Engaged Faculty Mini-Grant Program (2014-2015)

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Engaged Faculty Mini-Grant Program (2014-2015)
The overall goals of the program include:
 Supporting faculty in the practice of the scholarship of engagement in their discipline;
 Connecting students to their communities and developing life-long citizenship skills.
 Building a strong and productive social and intellectual network of like-minded scholars in
Kansas.
KsCC Engaged Faculty Applicants (up to $3,000) can be used for any combination of:
 Research: Applicant can use funds for summer salary support needed to develop a
research project to enhance and advance the field of service-learning and community
engagement. The outcome of this research will be a publishable paper for one of several
possible peer-reviewed publications, assisted by KsCC.
 Development: Faculty can utilize funds to travel to and attend or present at a conference
to enhance their understanding of service-learning or civic engagement.
 On-campus visibility: Faculty member will serve as a champion on their campus for the
advancement of engaged research and teaching. While this may take various forms
depending on the culture of the individual institution, funds should be used primarily to
hold an event on campus where the applicant will be a proactive voice for service-learning
and engagement among other interested faculty. In addition to faculty members on your
campus, community partners may be invited to take part. It is encouraged that at least
some of the mini-grant funds be designated for an outside expert/speaker honorarium to
come to your campus.
Who Can Apply:
Full-time teaching and/or research faculty from all disciplines and professional schools at Kansas
Campus Compact (KsCC) member campuses are eligible to apply.
Availability:
Funds will be provided at the beginning of the grant period (August 2014); **If the applicant so
chooses, the project may commence summer of 2014, in which case funding will be disbursed
accordingly.
Timeline:
Proposals Due:
Award Notification:
Grant Period Begins:
Grant Period Ends:
May 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m. CST
May 16, 2014
August 1, 2014
July 31, 2015
Submission Instructions:
Please submit proposals electronically (in PDF format) with official signatures to:
[email protected]; ATTN: Engaged Faculty Fellows Program/[P.D.’s Last Name]
Contact: Josh Mosier ([email protected]); (785) 532-6896
2014-2015 KsCC Engaged Faculty Mini-Grant Program
TERMS/CONDITIONS
Definitions:
 Applicant refers to the faculty member who is responsible for the creation and
implementation of the project. The Applicant serves as the manager of the
course/research/professional service.
 Authorized Fiscal Agent refers to the individual who serves as the designated financial
signatory for the campus. ALL proposals must be properly routed through the fiscal
routing system at an applicant’s institution prior to electronic submission to Kansas
Campus Compact. The Fiscal Agent is responsible for the fiscal management of the
grant and will ensure fulfillment of fiscal reporting requirements.
Grantees will have a grant account established by their institution to which expenditures will
be charged. The fiscal agent will submit the required fiscal reports to KsCC, in accordance
with the established due dates, for grant funds to be reimbursed to the account.
Grant funds cannot be used for indirect costs; items of durable equipment costing more than
$100 (unless approved in writing by KsCC); payment for participants to do service;
fundraising activities; entertainment costs (e.g. tickets to recreational events, ball games,
zoos, etc.); clothing such as T-shirts or hats; or cash incentives.
If there is a question regarding whether a particular expense is an allowable cost, please
contact KsCC.
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PROPOSAL TITLE PAGE
GRANT REQUEST AMOUNT:
Project Title:
Applicant:
Institution:
Campus Address:
(Faculty Member Name and Title)
Department:
(Include Street Address, City, AND Zip Code)
Telephone (work)
Fax:
Email:
Fiscal Agent:
(Name and Title)
Telephone (work)
Email:
I am willing to share my project with others via the Kansas Campus
Compact website
Yes
No
By signing below, the campus representatives certify to the best of his/her knowledge that
the data in this application is true and correct, and that the governing body of the applicant
has duly authorized the filing of this application, and that the applicant will comply with the
assurances required of applicants if the proposal is approved.
Applicant Signature:
Date:
Authorized Fiscal Agent Signature:
Date:
PLEASE INCLUDE A SCANNED COPY OF THE ORIGINALLY SIGNED SIGNATURE PAGE WITH YOU
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION.
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PROPOSAL COMPONENTS
1. Abstract: Briefly describe the proposed project (double-spaced, not to exceed one
page).
2. Project narrative: Use the following outline (double-spaced, not to exceed 3 pages).
a. Research: Describe your interest in the research topic. This is not a research
proposal – only a description of why this topic is of interest to you. Include
what professional skills and experiences you will be able to contribute to a
successful research effort on this question. If funded, you will be expected to
present your findings at a future KsCC sponsored event (i.e. Heartland
Conference, KS Hunger Dialogue), so please identify which event that would be
and include applicable travel/registration costs in your budget.
b. Development: Describe the conference or event you wish to attend (including
dates) and how it will enhance your understanding of service-learning and civic
engagement.
c. On-Campus visibility: Describe the strategies you will to be a champion for the
institutionalization of civic engagement and service learning at your institution.
If you are holding an event on campus, who is the audience and how will you be a
proactive voice for service-learning and engagement? Identify community
partner(s) and describe their role in the process. If you plan to bring an outside
expert to speak, who would you invite and what is the message you wish to deliver?
3. Letter(s) of support: All applicants must include letters of support from their
department head, specifically addressing how this project supports the goals of the
school or department. Letters of support from community partners are strongly
encouraged but not required.
4. Project Director biography and photo (for publicity)
5. Budget: Each applicant may apply for a grant of up to $3,000.00. Please submit a
budget indicating how grant funds are to be expended with a cost basis column that
explains the calculation of line item amounts. The following page includes an
example of how the line item budget should be structured – please use your
institution’s required budget form. The items provided are only an example and your
budget does not need to reflect these items.
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SAMPLE BUDGET
Item
Personnel:
Supplemental pay
(summer ’14)
Cost Basis
Subtotal
5% of $40,000
$2,000
Subtotal
Travel:
Regional conf. lodging
2 days @ $125
National conf. registration 1 reg
Supplies:
Project implementation
Books and materials
Total Project Costs
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$2,000
$250
$150
Subtotal
$400
Paper, printing, postage for survey
20 @ $25
Subtotal
$100
$500
$600
Subtotal
$3,000
$3,000
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