NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 2010 Institutional Support of Research and Creativity Grants Program and Teaching and Learning with Technology Grants
The NYIT Administration invites tenured and nontenured tenure-track faculty to apply to either or both of the 2010 ISRC Grants and TLT Grants Programs. The purpose of the funds is to support: ISRC grants for faculty research, scholarship, and creative activity, and TLT grants for specific innovative use of technology to improve teaching and learning. The total ISRC/TLT budget this year is $200,000. This document, including the guidelines and application form, is available from the deans, from the Sponsored Programs and Research web site at http://www.nyit.edu/sponsoredprograms, and from the Academic Affairs web site at http://www.nyit.edu/academics/ISRC.pdf or http://www.nyit.edu/academics/ISRC.doc. WHO CAN APPLY? Tenured and nontenured tenure-track faculty.
WHAT CAN BE FUNDED? All of the following items can be funded during the 2010 calendar year if they are directly related to your research, scholarship, creative project, or to your specific innovative use of technology to improve teaching and learning: Reassigned time for up to a total of six ELH in spring 2010 or fall 2010 to pay an adjunct to teach your class or classes while you do research or pursue scholarship or creative activity (at $982.63/ELH plus fringe benefits of 9.5%) Seminar/conference expenses, including travel, registration fees, hotel, food, etc. [see Travel reimbursement regulations in the NYIT Employee Handbook under “Travel and Entertainment” (http://intranet.nyit.edu/hr/)] Equipment, software, and books Supplies and materials such as those needed to do research, prepare exhibits, prepare a manuscript for publication, and the like Undergraduate student aides (faculty should contact their deans about allocation of graduate assistant funds, which are allocated separately) Secretarial help on a per diem basis Other reasonable expenses necessary to carry out your research/scholarship/creative/teaching activities.
N.B. You can apply for both an ISRC Grant and a TLT Grant if you submit two separate applications.
WHAT IS THE RANGE OF TYPICAL AWARDS? $2,000 - $6,000 WHAT KIND OF PROJECTS ARE FUNDED? Research in an academic discipline (ISRC Grant) Preparation of books, journal articles, and the like (ISRC Grant) Presentations at professional conferences and seminars related to research/scholarly work (ISRC Grant) Significant creative work such as preparation for a major art exhibit (ISRC Grant) Preparation of classroom projects specifically designed to involve NYIT students in research or other scholarly pursuits that are not already part of a course (ISRC Grant, or TLT Grant if technology is involved) Preparation of a major (i.e., large-budget) external grant proposal (ISRC Grant) Specific innovative use of technology to improve teaching and learning (TLT Grant) Technological curriculum development, including projects designed to help students become involved in research (TLT Grant)
ISRC FUNDING PRIORITIES Preference for ISRC funding will be given to proposals that are likely to result in some sort of permanent advancement of the field (e.g., a published paper, an art show, or a funded grant), and to proposals that involve students in the faculty member’s scholarly/creative activities. ARE THERE ANY EXCEPTIONS? Course syllabi or nontechnological curriculum development (except projects designed to help students become involved in research) will not be funded. WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN AN APPLICATION? For each ISRC Grant or TLT Grant application you must send the following: 1. Cover sheet (attached at the end of this document) 2. Description of the project, no longer than two, double-spaced pages including: Description of your project, what do you want to do, how you will do it Explanation of the significance of your project. What is the research or scholarly or creative or pedagogical context for your project? What has been done previously by you or others on this subject? How will what you propose to do advance your field and/or be innovative? How will it enhance NYIT’s reputation? Of what benefit will it be to our students? 3. Complete, up-to-date curriculum vitae, listing all career events including dates (see c.v. guidance information on Academic Affairs web site: http://www.nyit.edu/academics/CURRICULUMVITAE2.pdf ). 4. Budget. List and total your expenses. You can use the sample budget as a guide. Total costs on a representative budget will typically range from $2,000 to $6,000. Each expense should be briefly explained and justified.
5. If you are applying for an ISRC Grant, a one-page report of your most recent NYIT-AAUP or ISRC Grant (assuming that you have previously held such a grant). 6. If you are applying for a TLT Grant, a one-page report of your most recent CTLT Fellowship (assuming that you have previously held such a fellowship). 7. A brief letter of support from your Dean. This should be included in the application at the time of submission. Please give your Dean ample notice and time to prepare. 8. Any other supporting material you wish to include. HOW SHOULD THE APPLICATION BE ASSEMBLED? Please adhere to the following procedure to ensure accurate and timely handling of your application: Place your application materials in the following sequence: 1. Application Form 2. Project Description 3. Curriculum Vitae 4. Budget (including budget justification) 5. Progress Report (on previous ISRC grant/CTLT fellowship, if any) 6. Dean’s Letter of Support 7. Supporting Materials (optional) If you elect to include a cover letter, please place it immediately following the Application Form. Do not staple any part of the application. Use only binder clips or paper clips. Submit one (1) original and nine (9) copies of your application (10 total). If you are submitting the same material for consideration for both grant programs (ISRC and TLT), then you should prepare and submit one (1) original and nine (9) copies of each proposal (20 total), and each should be marked as an application for an ISRC Grant or for a TLT Grant, respectively. WHICH PROJECTS WERE FUNDED IN THE PREVIOUS ACADEMIC YEAR? To help you become more familiar with the research projects being funded, you may inspect the proposals and summary reports submitted by the previous research fund grant recipients. These are available in the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research, Tower House, Second Floor. For more information, please contact Ms. Phyllis Tafuri (516.686.7488; firstname.lastname@example.org). WHEN IS THE PROPOSAL DUE AND WHEN WILL I RECEIVE A RESPONSE? An original and nine (9) copies (10 total) of your proposal should be delivered by hand to the Provost, New York Institute of Technology, c/o Office of Sponsored Programs and Research, Tower House, Second Floor, Northern Boulevard, Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000 by October 1, 2009. You will first receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your application. If you do not receive this acknowledgement within one week of submitting your application, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research immediately. You should receive a decision on your application by the end of the fall semester.
REVIEW OF PROPOSALS Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of NYIT faculty. The OSPAR Director will serve as nonvoting staff to the committee. This committee will make recommendations for awards to the Provost, who will make the final decisions. Committee members, appointed by the Provost, will be tenured, active scholars and/or creative artists and/or outstanding teachers, representative of the different scholarly/creative/ pedagogical approaches at NYIT, and will have themselves previously received an internal or external grant. PROJECT REPORTS Award recipients will be required to submit a final report at the conclusion of the award period (January 2010 – December 2010). If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Dr. Allison Andors (516.686.7737; email@example.com) or Ms. Phyllis Tafuri (516.686.7488; firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research, Tower House, Second Floor.
APPLICATION FOR 2010 ISRC or TLT GRANT Project Title________________________________________________________________________________ Applicant’s Name______________________________ _______________________ _____ _______________ (Last) (First) (MI) (Title) Home Address _______________________________________________________________________________ Department________________________School__________________________________Campus____________ Do you have tenure now? ( ) Yes This is an application for (check one): ( ) ISRC Grant ( ) TLT Grant If this application is for an ISRC Grant: ( ( ) Yes ( ) Yes ( ) No ) No ( ) No
1. Have you ever applied for a NYIT/AAUP or ISRC grant previously? 2. Have you ever received a NYIT/AAUP or ISRC grant previously?
If you have answered yes to either question (or both), attach details. (How many grants did you apply for and/or receive? For what purpose did you request those grants? In what years did you apply? If you received one or more grants, how much was awarded? Include a one-page report of the results of your most recent NYIT-AAUP or ISRC Grant.) If this application is for a TLT Grant (formerly: CTLT Fellowship) 1. Have you ever applied for a CTLT fellowship previously? ( ) Yes ( ) No 2. Have you ever received a CTLT fellowship previously? ( ) Yes ( ) No
If you have answered yes to either question (or both), attach details. (How many fellowships did you apply for and/or receive? For what purpose did you request those fellowships? In what years did you apply? If you received one or more fellowships, how much was awarded? Include a one-page report of the results of your most recent CTLT fellowship.) Information concerning the current application
3. If any additional individuals will be working with you on this project, list each person below.
Attach individual sheets if required. Name Title Where Employed ____________________ _______________________ ________________________________________ ____________________ _______________________ _______________________________________ _____________________ _______________________ ________________________________________
4. Please provide a very brief description of the project this application would support
in the space below.
5. Explain this project in detail on attached sheets (maximum of two double-spaced pages; supporting materials may be attached). 6. (Fill in.) The total amount of money being requested is $____________, of which $____________is for reassigned time (including fringe benefits) and $____________ is for expenses. 7. Have you applied (or will you apply) to another organization for funding the same project? ( ) Yes ( ) No (If yes, attach sheets providing complete detail)
BUDGET FORM* Note: The following budget is a sample and is provided for illustrative purposes only.
PERSONNEL a. Reassigned time of one course Adjunct rate, 3 ELHs ($982.63/ELH) b. Student Aides 20 hours @ $7.00 per hour c. Secretary - 3 days @ $80 per diem d. Fringe Benefits (9.5% for Adjuncts, part-time Student Aides, and other PT staff, but not Consultants)** Adjunct Student Aides
$2,947.89 $ 140.00 $ 240.00
$ 280.05 $ 13.30
TRAVEL [see Travel reimbursement regulations in the NYIT Employee Handbook under “ Travel and RT airfare New York/Houston for _______Conference (Call airline for approximate cost of fare) b. Ground transportation $30 x 2 (to and from airport) c. Hotel 2 nights @ $125 per night d. Food 3 meals per day 3 days @ $75 per day
$ 250.00 $ 225.00
EQUIPMENT List vendor and costs MATERIALS Publication costs/page charges, etc. OTHER Consultant for 3 days @ $200 per day TOTAL:
$ 600.00 $5,356.24
__________________________________________________________________________________ *Remember to include a brief explanation and justification of each item, and to budget for fringe benefits for reassigned time and for all other personnel costs to which fringe benefits apply. **In the sample calculation of fringe benefits, 9.5% fringe is charged on both the reassigned time ($280.05) and the Student Aide’s salary ($13.30) to yield total fringe benefits of $293.35. No fringe benefits are charged on the Secretary’s or Consultant’s fees, as neither individual is an NYIT employee. ***NYIT will pay the current Internal Revenue Service standard mileage rate for official travel by private automobile, based on the actual driving distance by the most direct route. Total daily meal charges should be reasonable and may not exceed $75.00 for domestic travel, including incidental charges such as tips.