The goal of the Collaborative Research Grant is to encourage collaboration of Rice Social Sciences faculty across disciplines. Submissions must involve tenured and/or tenure track faculty from at least two disciplines to be considered. The tenured faculty member (at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor) must be listed as the Principal Investigator (PI), and must be from a Social Sciences department; the other faculty (2 co-investigator limit) can be from a different Social Sciences department or departments, another school on the Rice campus, or another discipline at a different institution. One Collaborative Research Grant for up to $25,000 is available each SSRI funding cycle (Jul – Jun) for the development of larger projects leading to research grant proposals to outside funding agencies. An external funding proposal should be submitted within 12 months of the end of the SSRI funding. If the sponsor to which you are applying does not have a deadline within 12 months, please contact Chris Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your intended submission.
The proposal will be evaluated by the School's Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) steered by the Dean of Social Sciences and a six-member panel, which consists of one faculty member from each department (sans Sport Management).
Funds may support research-related travel (transportation, lodging and other incidentals; subsistence/meal per diem will not be allowed), wages (including fringe benefits) for staff or graduate/undergraduate student workers, supplies, subject compensation, special software needs, if the need is clearly tied to the project, and other miscellaneous research expenses. Requests for travel funding should be actual dollar estimates of your anticipated expenses – per diem for lodging is not allowable. No support is provided for faculty supplemental compensation, travel to conferences, or computer hardware.
Tenure-track faculty (position at the rank of assistant professor) listed as co-investigators are permitted to submit a proposal to only one competitive SSRI funding opportunity in each funding cycle, so the submission of a Collaborative Research proposal would make a tenure-track faculty member ineligible for the Seed Money competition in the same funding cycle. In addition, recipients of Collaborative Research grants are not eligible to apply for another Collaborative Research grant for three SSRI funding cycles (July 1 - June 30). Prior awardees who did not submit external funding proposals based on the SSRI-funded collaborative research are ineligible to apply.
Awards will be announced in late November/early December, with a start date of January 1st. Award duration will be for 18 months starting from the award date, so no-cost extensions will not be granted under any circumstance. All funds remaining at the time of award expiration will be returned to the SSRI without notice. Pre-award costs may be incurred for expenditures up to 90 days prior to the award start date with approval from Chris Rodriguez (email@example.com).
Fall: Sunday, October 6, 2019
Estimated Number of Awards: 1
Anticipated Funding Amount per Award: $25,000
The listed Principal Investigator (PI) must be a tenured faculty member (at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor) from a department in the School of Social Sciences.
The online Collaborative Research Grant application for funding may be found at the bottom of this page. Incomplete proposals WILL NOT be considered for funding. Please note that all application materials should be prepared using a minimum of 11-point Arial or Times New Roman and one-inch margins all around, and uploaded in Portable Document Format (PDF). Questions related to the application preparation should also be directed to Chris’ attention. .
SSRI awards are for research-based expenses. The primary criterion is the quality of the research itself: the significance to the field, the sophistication, the innovativeness, and the consequences of the proposed research. The following 6 criteria must be addressed in the proposal narrative:
Those who receive an SSRI Collaborative Research grant are required to submit two additional pieces of information.