Submitting a Proposal
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Proposals must involve faculty from at least two UM campuses and from at least two different disciplines. Each campus may request up to $50,000 in a proposal; therefore, the maximum funding requested will be $200,000 if all four campuses are collaborating in a proposed study. Faculty may use their networks to identify collaborators on and this program is limited only to the four University of Missouri campuses.
A faculty member shall be named a principal investigator (PI) or co-principal investigator (co-PI) on only one (1) proposal in this competition. If a faculty member is named as a PI or co-PI in more than one proposal, then all proposals involving that faculty member will be returned without review and not considered for funding in this competition.
BUDGET: The funding shall be used to support undergraduate students, graduate students or post-doctoral fellows, materials and supplies, and travel between University of Missouri campuses and to research sites.
The IDIC research program will NOT provide certain types of support. These include:
- academic or summer salaries for faculty on 9 or 11-month appointments (includes ranked, non-tenure track faculty whose title includes the word Professor)
- student tuition or fees
- graduate research assistantship appointments for greater than 50 percent time
- stipends for graduate students not enrolled at the University during the academic year
- attend conferences
- book publication subventions for non-refereed or commercial presses
- computer time or data ports on University computers
- dissertation preparation costs (copying, typing, binding)
- construction and remodeling of facilities, equipment maintenance costs
- professional dues/memberships/subscriptions
- secretarial support
- general departmental supplies
These examples are intended to be illustrative, not all-inclusive. Applicants are encouraged to present and justify only their most critical needs, recognizing that resources are limited in relation to the needs for research support.
FUNDING: A total of up to $1M will be awarded with each campus receiving up to $250K. It is anticipated that 5 to 10 proposals will be funded.