This portal is used for all Research Services Council (RSC) faculty and graduate student grant applications, as well as Undergraduate Research submissions. 

Application portals are only visible during the application submission windows:

Program

Eligible Participants

Application Windows

RSC Seed Grant

Faculty/Staff

Fall: 08/01/2017-09/11/2017


RSC Diversity Seed 

Faculty/Staff

Fall: 08/01/2017-09/11/2017

Scholarly Release

Faculty

Fall: 08/01/2017-09/11/2017

NIH R01 Release

Faculty

Fall: 08/01/2017-09/11/2017

Colloquium

Faculty/Staff

Fall: 08/01/2017-09/11/2017

Student Research Day

Students

02/01/17-02/26/17

Graduate Student Research

Graduate Students

Open

Graduate Student Conference Presentation

Graduate Students

Open


The Interactive Media Lab is open to all faculty for their research pursuits, as well as approved mentored-student projects. In order to use equipment, faculty and mentored-students must schedule a training (contact Caiti Smith at smithcj4@unk.edu). To utilize media lab student workers for research projects, a request must be made through this portal. The media lab workers will review your request within a week and schedule an appointment to meet. At this appointment a timeline will be discussed, as well as all methods, quality control checks, and deliverables for both the requester and the student workers. 

Lab Capabilities and Student Responsibilities:

-          Eye-tracking glasses and software are available for research projects. Student workers will assist faculty by running participants through protocols and ensuring data integrity, which will include data cleaning and analysis.

-          Content analysis of mediated content will be conducted via a high-end DVR setup. Student workers will help with programming machines based on queued job requests, as well as data analysis.

-          For qualitative research projects, creative activities, and experiments, a camcorder is housed in the lab along with audio accessories. Student workers are responsible for checking the camcorder out, training users, and assisting in editing of video products.

-          Qualitative analysis and transcription software are available in the lab and student workers are trained to assist faculty and other students in the use of these products, as well as helping with data entry, cleaning, and analysis.

Ends on February 28, 2018
This application is to be completed by UNK students wishing to present scholarly projects at Student Research Day on March 28, 2018. First authors will receive information about event logistics via email. 

Non-tenured and new Faculty are especially encouraged to apply to the seed grant program. The goal of this program is to provide the resources necessary to begin a long-term program of research. This program can also be utilized to support projects that are preliminary to larger works, especially those in preparation for an external grant application. 

Project Period: 07/01-06/30

Funding Limit: $4,000 plus to $2,000 in student assistant wages.

Cost-Share: Mandatory (ask your department chair and dean for support)

Allowable expenses: Supplies, travel, operating costs, transcription, participant payments, and student research assistant wages. Please note that faculty wages are unallowable expenses. 

Deliverables: Final Report due 6 months after the end date of the project. Additionally, all projects are expected to produce either an external grant submission, a work of peer-reviewed scholarship or creative work, or both. 

The purpose of this grant is to reward and encourage outstanding research and creative activity by faculty and staff that addresses diversity in any and all forms. In order to remain inclusive, diversity has no strict definition for this award. However, a brief list of topics that would fall under the purview of diversity include race, ethnicity, ability, gender, sexuality, and age, but this list is not meant to be exclusive or exhaustive.  

Non-tenured and new Faculty are especially encouraged to apply to the seed grant program. The goal of this program is to provide the resources necessary to begin a long-term program of research. This program can also be utilized to support projects that are preliminary to larger works, especially those in preparation for an external grant application. 

Project Period: 07/01-06/30

Funding Limit: $4,000 plus to $2,000 in student assistant wages.

Cost-Share: Mandatory (ask your department chair and dean for support)

Allowable expenses: Supplies, travel, operating costs, transcription, participant payments, and student research assistant wages. Please note that faculty wages are unallowable expenses. 

Deliverables: Final Report due 6 months after the end date of the project. Additionally, all projects are expected to produce either an external grant submission, a work of peer-reviewed scholarship or creative work, or both. 

The purpose of this program is to support collaborative activity among scholars on campus and with other institutions.  Each proposed project should have meaningful participation from faculty in at least two different departments, which may include scholars from other institutions.  Proposals may request support for creative activities, research, or planning and development activities that will lead to larger scholarly projects. Priority will be given to collaborations that include multiple UNK departments.


 
Project Period:                       April Applications:                   7/01-6/30 (Up to 2 years)

Funding Limit:                         $15,000 ($5,000 per UNK represented department (up to 3)) plus up to $6,000 in student assistant wages.

Cost-Share:                             Mandatory (ask your department chair and dean for support)

 

Allowable Expenses:               Supplies, travel (including collaborative meetings), operating costs, transcription, participant payments, and student research assistant wages. Please note that faculty wages are unallowable expenses.

 

Deliverables:                           Final Report due 6 months after the end date of the project. Additionally, all projects are expected to produce an external grant submission.

 

Additional Information:            All projects must describe a plan for future extramural funding applications. Priority will be given to projects where the collaborations are across colleges and where there is a mix of junior and senior faculty.  


Proposals should describe a specific scholarly project that will be conducted during the semester, which should result in a work of high academic caliber.  Proposals should explain why the work needs to be done during the upcoming semester, and should describe a specific project outcome for the semester. Proposals will be selected on the basis of specific and feasible plans, academic rigor, and potential for dissemination in high level forums.  



Project Period

September Applications:                   SpringSemester Release

Funding LimitNA- Funds will cover release from one class. 
Deliverables

Final Report due 6 months after the end date of the project. 

Additional InformationYou MUST have permission from your department chair to apply. Examples of acceptable academic projects include books and major grant applications to federal agencies.   

The NIH R01 and NSF Career release program offers course buyouts for faculty to write an R01 to the National Institutes of Health or a Career award to the National Science Foundation. The Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs has provided funding for 3 such awards in the Spring of 2018 and the Fall of 2019. Interested faculty should have a track record of external grant procurement and an idea worthy of R01 or Career level funding. Priority will be given to NIH-defined early stage investigators and/or investigators with current funding that is generating pilot data for the proposed R01.  



Project Period

September Applications:                   Spring Semester Release

Funding Limit

NA- Funds will cover release from one course release for mentor & mentee. Additionally, successful applicants will receive $500 to contract an outside professional review of their R01 application. 

Deliverables

An R01 submission to the National Institutes of Health within the next two NIH cycles post-release period (e.g. Spring release recipients would need to submit an R01 by June 6 or October 6 and Fall release recipients would need to submit an R01 by February 6 or June 6) or an NSF Career submission for during the next cycle.  

Additional InformationYou MUST have permission from your department chair to apply. Examples of acceptable academic projects include books and major grant applications to federal agencies.   

This program aims to bring together scholars from a variety of fields unified by a common research theme in an effort to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations. The expectation is that these colloquia will build relationships that will grow into collaborative works and extramural funding.

Project Period: Colloquium for Fall of 2018 or Spring of 2019 
Funding Limit: NA
Cost-Share: 1:1, ask department and college
Allowable Expenses: External speakers (honorariums and travel costs), meeting space, cost of food, promotional materials, student assistants, etc. 
Deliverables: Final report due 6 months after completion 
Additional Information: Each application must include at least two investigators from separate departments or centers. Teams of scholars from multiple colleges are especially encouraged to apply, as well as teams with more than two represented disciplines. All faculty and research staff are eligible. All projects must describe a plan for future extramural funding applications. Priority will be given to projects where the collaborations are across colleges and where there is a mix of junior and senior faculty



Funds are provided to assist graduate student presentations of research and creative projects at scholarly meetings.  Partial funding will be provided up to a maximum of $250, with the remainder expected of the student or department.  Documentation must be provided that the project has been accepted for presentation and that the student is presenting.  Students supported through this program are also expected to participate in the UNK Student Research Day held during the spring semester.  Support for multi-authored presentations may be reduced accordingly or limited to the first author.

Project Period: Current Fiscal Year

Funding Limit: $250

This program provides support for graduate student research and creative activity, including theses, field studies, and scholarly studies.  Awards are competitively selected, and can reach a sum of up to $750 to be used for operating expenses, supplies, travel, and equipment.  Partial support is expected from the department and/or student(s).  

Project Period: Current Fiscal Year

Funding Limit: $750