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Extramural Proposal Development Fund

Deadline to submit application for Spring and Fall 2016 is April 13, 2015.

One of the primary goals of the UH Hilo Research Council is to foster research and scholarly activities, particularly those that result in extramural grant applications. To support extramural grant writing activity by permanent faculty, the Research Council will supply funding to hire lecturers for faculty working on extramural grant proposals for Spring or Fall of 2016.

To be eligible, you must be a permanent faculty or staff member and be able to secure support from your department/school chair, College of Arts and Sciences division chair, and dean/director for your participation.

View the UH Hilo Research Council Extramural Proposal Development Award instructions. There is a three-page application form that must be completed and sent to your department chair, division chair (if applicable), and dean/director for their recommendation and approval. This form must be filled out using Adobe Acrobat or the free Adobe Reader. Do not open this form with any other application.  Incorrectly formatted forms will not be accepted.  It is up to the applicant to see that Department Chairs and Deans fill out this form correctly.

The applicant must also give a title for the proposed grant along with a short summary of the grant topic. This summary is only a paragraph long, but must be a well written, concise description of your grant topic. The proposal will be evaluated on the basis of this paragraph, your past grant activity, and the support of your department/college. The council strongly encourages untenured faculty that may have little or no experience to apply along with more experienced faculty. The council is very supportive of helping develop early career faculty. In addition, the council also encourages those that have previously obtained extramural funding as well as faculty who have been without support and are looking to re-establish grant funding.

The Research Council will provide funds to reimburse the department/college for hiring a lecturer to replace a three-credit-hour course for one semester. In return, the applicant is obligated to submit a grant proposal for extramural funding during the year following the end of the course release. Applicants who have submitted Seed Money Grant proposals or have been awarded a Seed Money Grant in the past are encouraged to apply for funding to assist in turning their Seed Money Grant proposal into an extramural grant application. The Research Council will also consider applications for funding to improve a previously submitted extramural grant proposal that showed promise but was not funded upon the initial application (many grant applicants are unsuccessful on their first try, but are successful upon subsequent submissions).

If you have any questions, contact Ken Hon, chair of the UH Hilo Research Council.