Calls for Proposals

Statistical Support Grant Pilot Program
Call for Proposals
Summer 2022

 

Southern Connecticut State University is pleased to announce a pilot program to support graduate research that includes statistical analyses during the Summer of 2022. Grants of up to 20 hours of statistics consulting time with a faculty member on campus who is an expert in statistics will be awarded to graduate students to enable research in any academic discipline represented on the SCSU campus. Each student awardee must be currently enrolled in a graduate program as Southern and involved in a thesis or research capstone project guided by a faculty mentor.

Successful applicants will be awarded consulting time with faculty on campus who are experts in statistical methods. The consultant’s work will be compensated through a fund set up for this purpose and administered through the Sponsored Programs and Research (SPAR) office at SCSU. A list of faculty members who are available for this purpose will be posted on the Research and Scholarship Advisory Committee (RSAC) website.

The purpose of these awards is twofold. First, it is to promote high quality research and creative activity at the graduate level by having students incorporate more rigorous statistical analyses into their thesis and capstone research projects. Second, we seek to stimulate grant proposals incorporating the most appropriate statistical research methods written by faculty at SCSU. Projects that could lead to future external grant proposals will be given preference.

PLEASE NOTE: Given the social distancing requirements that are currently in place due to the coronavirus, there is a significant chance that the consulting will need to be done remotely, for example, by videoconference, phone, or other similar means. Applicants should plan for that possibility.

Eligibility:
To be eligible, a student must:

  • be a graduate student with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
  • have completed at least 6 graduate-level course credits by the end of Spring Semester 2022;
  • be enrolled in graduate courses for the Fall 2022 semester (i.e., students graduating in May are not eligible);
  • be working on a thesis or capstone project with a mentor who is a full-time faculty member at SCSU.
       

For projects involving human participants or animal subjects, approval from the SCSU Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) must be in place before beginning the consulting with the statistical support faculty member if the statistical consulting is directly involved in that work. If the statistical consulting involves aid in designing the experiment, prior to its execution, then that should be clearly stated in the proposal. In that case, these approvals are not needed for the project and would be sought before the project begins.

To Apply:
The application must be submitted via the Kuali portal using this link: Statistical Support Grant Application by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 2nd, 2022.

 

Questions:
Any questions about the program should be addressed to Dr. Yulei Pang at pangy1@southernct.edu.

Questions regarding the Kuali Build Portal can be directed to the SPAR office, Renee Le Blanc, leblancr3@southernct.edu.


Undergraduate Research Grants
Call for Proposal
Summer and Fall Semester 2022

 

Southern Connecticut State University is pleased to announce the continuation of a program to support independent undergraduate research during the Summer or Fall Semester 2022. This initiative, Undergraduate Research Grants, is funded by the SCSU Foundation. Grants of $3,000 each will be awarded to undergraduate students to complete research in any academic discipline represented on the SCSU campus. Each student awardee will be guided by a faculty mentor. Faculty mentors will receive one credit of 10.12 supplemental pay for their guidance of the proposed student research. 

The student may accept the full $3,000 as a stipend, or, if needed, a portion of the money can be used for expenses related to the project.

The purpose of these grants is to promote high quality research and creative activity at the undergraduate level by having students work closely with a faculty mentor while the stipend could help lessen the need to work external to the university for financial support. 

Eligibility:
To be eligible, a student must: 

  • be a matriculated undergraduate with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
  • have completed at least 45 course credits by the end of Spring Semester 2022;
  • be enrolled in undergraduate courses for the Summer or Fall 2022 terms (i.e., seniors graduating in May are not eligible);
  • work with a mentor who is a full-time faculty member at SCSU.
      

If a student has previously received an undergraduate grant from this program, a copy of the final report from the previous grant must be included with the proposal. 

Please note that this proposal and associate work must incorporate and adhere to all current SCSU and CSCU Covid-19 protocols.

For projects involving human participants or animal subjects, approval from the SCSU Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) must be obtained before beginning the research.

To apply:
The application must be submitted via the Kuali portal using this link: Undergraduate Research Grant Application  by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.  

Incomplete applications will not receive consideration, nor will late applications. 

Questions regarding the application process or other issues may be directed to C. Michele Thompson at ext. 2-5614 or via e-mail to thompsonc2@southernct.edu.

Questions regarding the electronic form can be directed to the SPAR office, Renee LeBlanc, leblancr3@southernct.edu.

Download the Application Instructions