Small Research Grants Program
The Small Research Grants Program (SRG) accepts proposals for studies on any topic of academic significance using an appropriate research method. Students, faculty and staff are eligible to apply, including staff and teachers at the Clerc Center. For student applications, the faculty advisor is considered to have primary responsibility for ensuring the quality of the research. Please note that students in dissertation programs who wish to do a pilot or exploratory study in their chosen area may later apply for additional funding for conducting their dissertation study. However, the total amount of funding for both grants may not exceed $2,500.
SMALL RESEARCH GRANT FUNDS CAN BE REQUESTED FOR
- Payments to subjects
- Travel expense for purpose of collecting data (transportation, lodging, meals)
- Specialized supplies
- Other expenses that are indispensible in conducting the study
SMALL RESEARCH GRANT FUNDS CAN NOT BE USED FOR:
- Full cost of equipment (durable equipment and specialized software are sometimes lent to the investigator or a cost-sharing arrangement may be made with the applicant's department)
- Investigator's salary, wage, stipend
- Payment to specialists or technicians for completion of work customarily expected of the investigator, i.e., statistical analysis & transcription
- Hiring others to do the work for investigator unless it is determined that a study cannot be conducted by the investigator because of language or other limitations.
- Course release
- Cost of travel to present research findings at professional or school meetings
- Presentation and/or conference fee
- Cost of preparing or publishing the research report
- Training and curriculum development study
- Costs for typing or editing a manuscript
- Up to $750 for students proposing research that is undertaken as a course requirement (one grant per study)
- Up to $2,500 for students doing research as a degree requirement and/or for publication
- Up to $2,500 for faculty and staff members doing research for an advanced degree.
- Up to $5,000 for faculty and staff members
- Only one grant will be provided per study or for closely related studies.
Funds must be spent between October 1st and September 30th. Be sure you use up all of your approved Small Research Grant funds before September 30th.
May 15th! Students who need funding for their dissertation research during the summer, should contact the program at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dawes House 206.
Reviewing a complete proposal may take up to 3 weeks; it may take longer if the researcher is asked to respond to feedback from the reviewers. Proposals are reviewed by Gallaudet staff and faculty members who are experienced researchers. If the proposal is included international travel; it will take up at least 1 month for your paperwork to be processed.
CHECK LIST OF NEEDED DOCUMENTS
- Students – Your faculty advisor must
review and approve your proposal first before applying.
Faculty & staff – You must obtain your chair's or supervisor's signature.
- Application instructions and Application cover page form
- General Inventory of Student Research Skills (GISRS) – If you are planning to hire student researchers working within your research study, you are obligated to report the Assessment Rubric; General Inventory of Student Research Skills (GISRS). Not qualified for students hiring students.
- Institutional Review Board (IRB) – You must get clearance for the study from the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
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