Native American or Asian Area Studies Research Grant Proposal Guidelines

Research Grants to $3500

I. Cover Page:  The cover page should include:

  1. Project Title
  2. Name of Applicant(s) and Department(s)
  3. Total Amount Requested with Grant Program Name(s)
  4. Project summary about 1/2 page in length.

II. Narrative: Describe the project in 1200-2500 words. Remember that your audience will include faculty members outside your discipline so it is important to describe your project and its significance in some detail. Within the narrative, include the following four items:

  1. Background/Current Situation: Describe the current situation in the Native American Studies or Asian Area Studies topic(s) addressed in the proposal and identify the need this project addresses. Provide a detailed context for your planned project.
  2. The Project Plan: Describe, in detail, the project to be undertaken. Discuss clearly the goals of the project, the strategies to be used in achieving the goals, and the expected outcomes of the work. The proposal will be strongest when the relationship to the mission of the College and the link to significant Native American Studies or Asian Area Studies issues or problems are identified.
  3. Time line: Include a detailed time line of activities that are to be carried out during the project. Include the applicant's other formal commitments, including teaching and other major projects, that will be in place during completion of the project. While it is envisioned that the work will be done during the summer and that the faculty will not be teaching at the time, cases may be successfully made for other situations.
  4. Plans for Evaluation and Dissemination: The proposal must include a section on how the project will be evaluated for success. This will vary with the project, but references to the specific outcomes of the project are expected. Plans to disseminate the project outcomes or findings to the College community and to regional and/or national audiences must be included.

III. Budget: Itemize how the funds will be allocated and total them, not to exceed $3500. Funds may be used for faculty salary, travel, educational costs, supplies, student stipends, secretarial assistance, software, etc. If other grant funds are being sought or have been accepted for this project, list them here.

IV. Faculty Expertise: Discuss the expertise that the applicant has to carry out the project as described. List relevant publications and presentations.

V. Current and Previous Grants: List the amounts and dates of your three most recent grant awards.

VI. Human Subjects: If you are using human subjects, please indicate the status of IRB approval/review. If you are not using human subjects, this section may be omitted.

COURSE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS OF $3000

I. Cover Page:  The cover page should include:

  1. Project Title
  2. Name of Applicant(s) and Department(s)
  3. Total Amount Requested with Grant Program Name(s)
  4. Project summary about 1/2 page in length.

II. Narrative: Describe the course in a narrative of no more than 1000 words. Describe the course to be developed and the plan to develop such a course. Make clear the benefits of such a course to students and to the institution. Include plans for when the course will be proposed and taught and how it may relate to the Intercultural Studies Program and/or ECIC.

III. Budget: Itemize how the funds will be allocated and total them, not to exceed $3000. Funds may be used for faculty salary, travel, educational costs, supplies, student stipends, secretarial assistance, software, etc.