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Faculty-Student Research and Creative Activity Internal Grants

Faculty-Student Research and Creative Activity Internal Grants support the establishment or expansion of a faculty member's research or creative activities programs via seed money to purchase supplies to conduct research, hire students to complete research or creative activities, or to reimburse travel expenses of students and their faculty mentors to present or conduct research or creative activities. 

Who May Apply

To apply for this grant, the applicant must be a full-time tenure-track faculty, tenured faculty, or research scientist as of September 1, 2019 (including new faculty). 

Application Deadlines

  • Apply by April 9, 2019 for award terms Fall 2019 - Summer 2020.
  • Apply by September 24, 2019 for award terms Spring 2020 - Summer 2020. 

Application Submission

Applications should be submitted through MAESTRO and include the following components:

  • Application Narrative
  • Budget
  • Budget Justification

Download the Faculty-Student Research and Creative Activity Internal Grants information packet for complete details. Download the Maestro Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on creating your proposal in Maestro. 

Terms and Conditions

The grant term will be the current fiscal year. All funds will need to be expended prior to the August 31st closing date and will need to follow the University's purchasing deadlines. Funds not expended by the end of the fiscal year will be reabsorbed into the Office of Research and Innovation budget for future internal grants.

Accounts
If awarded, the principal investigator (PI) will receive notification of subaccount that was set up in your name. The PI will be the responsible party on the account and be able to approve all transactions or payroll. The PI should consult their departmental administrative assistant and/or college budgets and records specialist to disperse funds to purchase supplies, reimburse travel, hire student research assistants, or submit the request for payment of the faculty stipened as outlined in the PI's approved grant application. Note that none of the payment disbursements is automatic; as PI, you will be responsible for initiating payment through the PI's departmental administrative assistant and/or college budget and records specialist. Budget changes from your approved application of greater than 10% will need approval by the Office of Research and Innovation prior to disbursement.

Deliverable
A year-end report will be due on the September 30th following the fiscal year you are awarded in, in which you will need to provide an accounting of how the grant funds were expended. The report should also briefly explain how the funds were used and any products (e.g., publications, presentations, external grant proposals) and significant student achievements that resulted from the grant. The final year-end report should be sent to facultyresearch@tarleton.edu.

Student Presentation at Tarleton Symposium
Students who receive funds from a Faculty-Student Research and Creative Activity Internal Grant are strongly encouraged to present at the Tarleton Research and Creative Activity Symposium.

Sponsor Recognition
Any products directly resulting from the Faculty-Student Research and Creative Activity Internal Grant should include the statement, "This research was supported, fully or in part, by a Tarleton Faculty-Student Research and Creative Activity Internal Grant".

Grant Policies
Please make sure that you follow the terms and conditions of the grant award. Future proposals may not be considered for any principal investigator that does not follow the policies outlined for the grant award.

Promotion
Please send pictures and stories from your research work to facultyresearch@tarleton.edu to feature in our publications and on social media!