Recognition Grant Program
Faculty Recognition Grants are intended
to recognize the research and creative activities of senior faculty members who
have a recent history of significant research or creative accomplishments; who
are currently pursuing a specific line of inquiry that shows promise of
significant contributions in the future; and whose work supports DePaul’s
Successful applicants will receive a
$3,500 stipend and a grant of up to $5,000 that may be applied to
research-related and professional development expenses for a period of 24
months following the awarding of the grant.
Eligibility is limited to full-time
tenured faculty who have attained the rank of Professor. See
the Purpose section above for additional criteria. Only self-nominations are accepted. Faculty who have received a grant from this
program may not reapply. Faculty
with support from external grants may not be eligible for a stipend, depending
upon their level of external support.
(The Office of Research Services can advise faculty regarding
this.) Also, faculty who have overspent
previous Council grants will not be eligible for funding until the overage is
will be accepted in the fall and winter, with deadlines of October 15th
and March 15th, respectively.
How to Apply
are required to use the on-line proposal system established for the
Councils. Within Campus Connect, click
on “Grant Proposals” in the “Faculty Center.”
Follow this link for more detailed navigation instructions: https://offices.depaul.edu/research-services/internal-grants/Documents/Navigation_to_Grant_Proposal_Module.pdf If a Grant Proposals link
does not appear in the Faculty Center, write to URC@depaul.edu to request access.
must include the following:
Abstract: Provide a clear summary the proposal narrative, making it as accessible as possible to a general reader.
Narrative: Attach a description of the applicant’s scholarly/creative accomplishments during the past five years in rank, and of the effect of these accomplishments on the applicant’s field and society at large. Following this, include a plan for scholarship/creative activities over the next five years and a description of their potential impact.
CV: Attach current CV.
Budget Narrative: Detail and justify the funding that is requested on the Budget Form. See the following list of Eligible and Ineligible expenses for guidance regarding allowable costs: https://offices.depaul.edu/academic-affairs/faculty-resources/scholarship/urc/Pages/expenses.aspx. For student assistants, include a breakout of the estimated hourly rate and the estimated number of hours to be worked along with benefits of 10% for wages to be paid to students during the summer months. If a stipend is not requested, please note this in the Budget Narrative. Otherwise, the stipend need not be mentioned. The stipend may not be reallocated to increase the grant funding beyond the maximum of $5,000.
will be reviewed by the University Research Council, and all applicants will be
notified of the results.
Expectations and Requirements
of Grant Recipients
Successful applicants are expected to spend their grant funds in a manner that is generally consistent with their proposed budget. Significant departures from the budget will require advance approval from the Office of Research Service.
Students assisting with funded projects may not begin work on them until their hiring process is complete.
A report on the project will be due one
month after the project end date.
Instructions concerning what to include in the report and how to submit
it will be provided.