University Research and Scholarship Program
OVER THE PAST 5 YEARS, THE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM HAS FUNDED MORE THAN 35 SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY FACULTY RESEARCH PROJECTS AT FUNDING LEVELS UP TO $18,000. DUE TO BUDGET CONSTRAINTS, THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR THE 2011-2012 TERM. WE HOPE THAT FUNDING WILL BE RESTORED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
2010 - 2011 Program Overview
The University Research and Scholarship Program (URSP) announces its grants program for projects to be completed during Summer & Fall 2010, and Spring 2011. Through a highly competitive selection process, URSP is designed to provide faculty with the time -- including summer stipends or reassigned time -- as well as support funds to complete substantial research / creative and performing arts projects that will result in significant publications, performance/artwork, or major extramural grant proposals. The selection of proposals for funding will be based on the stringent application of the merit criteria. Awards for the 2010-2011 Program will be limited to $20,000 or less. Applications may be submitted by a single Shippensburg University Faculty member or jointly by a maximum of two (2) Shippensburg University Faculty members. Projects must be completed and funds expended by the end of the Spring 2011 Semester (May 31, 2011).
Successful proposals will support significant research and/or other scholarly creative endeavors. Such projects should result in publication, other appropriate dissemination of results (e.g. performance, artwork, etc.), or high likelihood to generate a competitive significant extramural grant proposal. Projects must demonstrate a commitment of a minimum of one-month full-time summer effort (maximum two  months), or, 25% reassigned time for a minimum of one academic semester (maximum two  semesters). Joint proposals must demonstrate a commitment of one-month summer effort or 25% reassigned time for one academic semester for each of the applicants.
All awards are made on a highly competitive basis. Proposals requesting two months summer salary or two semesters of 25% reassigned time (including joint proposals) will be funded on a particularly limited basis.
Please note that projects requesting funding for joint faculty-student public service, curriculum development, completion of advanced degrees, or career enhancement will not be funded under URSP and should be submitted to C-FEST. The URSP is independent from the existing C-FEST program and does not replace or modify any C-FEST program.
Full information on eligibility, the proposal review process, required proposal format, budget guidelines, expectations of awardees and deadlines can be found in the Request for Proposals and the links below.
!!!!! PLEASE READ THE LINK BELOW BEFORE PREPARING YOUR BUDGET !!!!!
BUDGETING FOR SUMMER STIPENDS & REASSIGNED TIME