In general, projects submitted to the undergraduate research program through the Office of Immersive Learning and Sponsored Projects Administration involve a process of study or discovery that will produce new insights, theories, or will apply such knowledge to problem solving. Results of research should be worthy of submission for publication in refereed journals and could contribute to an external funding application. 

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PIPC receives requests for support for faculty-authored publications and makes funding recommendations to the Provost. Manuscripts must be completed for consideration.

Please visit 
https://cms.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/sponsored-projects-administration/proposaldevelopmen... for additional information, guidelines, and deadlines.

The Reprint/Publication Support Program provides support for expenses associated with publication, reprints, and page charges. Work must have been accepted for publication or published in a refereed or other scholarly journal. Funding is not applicable to publication development (please refer to the Publications and Intellectual Property Committee for development support).

*NOTE: We will not support articles for journals/publishers that could be considered predatory. 

Eligibility

  • Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty
  • Contract Faculty‐Full time contract appointment faculty members are eligible, but the award will be provisionally based on contract renewal.
  • Burris and Indiana Academy Teaching Staff‐Full time teaching faculty are eligible, but the award will be provisionally based on contract renewal
  • Professional Personnel‐University professional personnel members with research‐oriented duties are eligible, providing they define how their responsibilities relate to the proposed project.

Application Process

There is no formal proposal required for this grant. Instead please upload the following via Submittable:

  • A copy of the letter of acceptance from publisher  
  • If available at time of submission, a copy of the publication should be also submitted (this serves as the final report)

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for reprint/publication awards is the 15th of the month.  
  • Applications should be submitted the month prior to publication.

Funding Award Stipulations

  • Each faculty member is allowed up to $300 per publication
  • The maximum amount is $500 per author per fiscal year. In the case of multiple authors, only one award‐‐up to $300‐‐will be granted per publication.
  • Receipt of an ASPiRE Research or Creative Arts award does not affect eligibility of a Reprint / Publication award in the same fiscal year; however, grant recipients failing to submit acceptable final reports for any award will be declared ineligible for further support from ASPiRE programs.
  • Please note, documentation of payment to the publisher will be required by your department for University reimbursement. 

Final Report/Grant Closeout

  • There is no final report required for this grant program; instead please submit an electronic copy of the publication.
  • Funding is transferred directly to a departmental account, not to the recipient.
  • Funds not claimed within 90 days of publication date will revert back to the ASPiRE Program
  • It is the award recipient’s responsibility to file proper forms to claim grant funds. It is NOT the responsibility of the departmental clerical staff to see that grant funds are expended. 

Mission

The goal of the Faculty Travel Program is to provide travel support for securing external funding for research or sponsored projects. Travel is primarily for face‐to‐face meetings with program officers of funding agencies or foundations. Existing internal funds (e.g. SUBMIT Funds) should be expended before requesting this award.

Eligibility

  • Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty
  • Contract Faculty‐Full time contract appointment faculty members are eligible, but the award will be provisionally based on contract renewal.
  • Burris and Indiana Academy Teaching Staff‐Full time teaching faculty are eligible, but the award will be provisionally based on contract renewal.
  • Professional Personnel‐University professional personnel members with research‐oriented duties are eligible, providing they define how their responsibilities relate to the proposed project.

Application Process

There is no formal proposal required for this grant. Instead please upload the following via Submittable:

  • A one page description that includes the details for the sponsor sought, including travel destination, timeline and Program Officer contact information, as well as a link to the identified potential funding opportunity.

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for travel awards is the 15th of the month.
  • Applications must be received at least one month prior to travel. Note: If opportunity for travel is presented outside of the deadline window, please consult with the ASPiRE Program Manager.
  • Funding decisions will be made by the 30th of the month prior to travel.

Funding Award Stipulations

  • Requests may not exceed $500
  • Travel must be outside the State of Indiana. 
  • Travel Award limited to once per fiscal year.
  • Award recipients must file the required BSU travel documents with their department prior to travel.

Final Report/Grant Closeout

  • In lieu of a formal final report, send an email after returning from your trip to the ASPiRE Program Manager and your Proposal Manager detailing the results of your interactions with the Program Officer(s) and outlining your next steps.
  • Funds not claimed within 90 days of travel will revert back to the ASPiRE Program.

Mission

The goal of the Student Travel Award Program is to provide funds to assist students with transportation expenses to present their work at a professional meeting or to perform or exhibit creative works. Funding is transferred directly to a student travel account within the department, not to the recipient.

 

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be enrolled  during the time of travel at Ball State University, Burris Laboratory School or the Indiana Academy as a Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student, Burris High School Student - grades 11 or 12 or Indiana Academy High School Student - grades 11 or 12.
  • Applicant must be presenting a paper, poster, etc. at the conference.  Documentation of presentation acceptance must be provided at the time of application.
  • All student projects require the support of a faculty mentor or advisor.  Students must ask a faculty member to serve as a mentor for the project. 
  • Currently funded Aspire awardees can apply only if the current award is not paying for the same presentation.
  • Awardees may not hold this award concurrently with the Tucker Autism Research or Travel Grant. 

 

Application Process

There is no formal proposal required for this grant.  Instead please upload the following via Submittable:

  • A copy of the acceptance of the presentation at the meeting or conference.  This may be in the form of an email or letter from the conference organizer to the applicant or mentor, or a weblink to the conference program/agenda website, listing the applicant as a presenter.
  • A 1 page Abstract of the presentation or performance.

 

Application Deadline
  • The deadline for student travel awards is the 15th of the month.
  • Applications must be received during the month prior to travel.
  • Funding decisions will be made by the 30th of the month prior to travel.

 

Funding Award Stipulations

  • Only one travel grant per student will be awarded in a fiscal year. 
  • Receipt of an Aspire Research or Creative Arts award does not affect eligibility of a student travel award in the same fiscal year; however, grant recipients failing to submit acceptable final reports for any award will be declared ineligible for further support from Aspire programs.
  • Travel must be outside of the state of Indiana.
  • All travel must comply with the new 2017 BSU Travel Regulations and Procedures Manual.
  • Award recipients must file the required Ball State travel documents with their department at least 2 weeks prior to travel.
  • Awards can be used for either travel expenses or registration fees.
  • Award amounts range from $25 to $100, depending on the number of students attending the same event.

 

Final Report/Grant Closeout

  • There is no final report required for this grant program.
  • Funds not claimed within 90 days of travel will revert back to the Aspire Program
  • It is the award recipient’s responsibility to file proper forms to claim grant funds.  It is NOT the responsibility of the departmental clerical staff to see that grant funds are expended.




Mission

Program funds to be awarded to tenured and tenure‐track faculty members to facilitate international academic activity that will result in scholarly work. Examples include: scholarly presentations and artistic performances.

Please note that due to the cost of international travel, it is not viable for the ASPiRE Program to support the entire cost of travel; as such, international travel awards are intended to supplement travel funds provided by the faculty member's college and department.


Application Process

There is no formal proposal required for this grant.  Instead please upload the following via Submittable:

  • Letter of acceptance/invitation to conference/performance venue, or program agenda identifying your presence (if applicable)
  • 1 page abstract of accepted presentation or performance and statement of how this opportunity will impact professional development.
  •  1 page budget narrative detailing contribution of department, college, and other funds.
  • Statement on previous funding:

* If prior support was received from the International Travel Program, indicate the year it was received and describe the publication(s) or other professional works resulting from the funded presentation.


International Travel Award Stipulations:

  •  Proposals are required to document total travel requirements and additional internal financial support to include departmental, college, or other contributions. These funds should be detailed in the budget narrative and included in the BSU‐Other column on the budget form.
  • Travel awards from the International Travel Program range up to $400 depending on the meeting/conference location and the number of faculty seeking International Travel Program funding for the same event.
  •  A maximum of $400 is available to one faculty member per fiscal year.
  •   If there are co-presenters the award amount will be shared between them.
  •  Awards may be expended only on: conference fees; airfare; car travel; hotel; and per diem costs.
  •  Funding is transferred directly to a travel account within the department, not to the recipient.
  • Receipt of an ASPiRE Research or Creative Arts award does not affect eligibility of a faculty International Travel Award in the same fiscal year; however, grant recipients failing to submit acceptable final reports for any award will be declared ineligible for further support from ASPiRE programs.
  •  Please note that cash advances cannot be provided.

 

Final Report/Grant Closeout

  •  Final Reports are required no later than 90 days after travel and should describe the publication(s) or other professional works resulting from the funded presentation.
  • Final Report Form can be accessed here
  •  Funds not claimed within 90 days of travel will revert back to the ASPiRE Program.
It is the award recipient’s responsibility to file proper forms to claim grant funds within 60 days of receipts dates and to see that grant funds are expended.

Ends on April 1, 2018

Ball State University offers a variety of internal grant programs that support student and faculty projects.   The Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) is pleased to oversee the Joseph W. and Marcella S. Hollis Fund for research in fields of psychology.  Professor Joseph W. Hollis served Ball State from 1954-1984 with his service culminating as Chairperson of the Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services.  This opportunity is supported by the income arising from the endowment.  Hollis funds can be provided to assist in psychological research project costs such as travel or supplies.

Dr. and Mrs. Hollis also recognized that research in psychology might occur in a number of departments and programs across the campus.  Thus, proposals from any department are eligible, as long as the project is psychology based.

Project dates are as follows:

October submission:      January 1– December 31

April submission:             May 1- April 30

 
Complete Guidelines can be accessed by clicking here
Ends on March 1, 2018

The goal of the ADVANCE Program is to increase both the quantity and quality of competitive external grant proposals submitted by BSU faculty members and professional personnel.  As such, the ADVANCE award will support a Principal Investigator’s (PI’s) proposal development needs by funding dedicated summer time, AY release time, travel and/or supplies for expenses that will directly impact the development and submission of a competitive external grant proposal.

To be eligible for an ADVANCE grant, the Principal Investigator (PI) must have a record of external proposal activity or have a strong record of scholarly or creative arts activity.


For a complete set of requirements, please review the ADVANCE Program Guidelines. 

Ends on March 1, 2018

The CREATE program aims to encourage the artistic and creative endeavors of faculty. The program hopes to support the creation and presentation of works of those in the fields of Art, Dance, Design, Folk, Literature and more. Through this program applicants have the opportunity to request a larger amount of funding if they plan to submit proposals to external sponsors. The maximum amount for this competition is $7,500 based on external funding plans.

For a complete set of requirements, please review the CREATE Program Guidelines.