The proposal deadline for the FY18 round of the Funding for Excellence Faculty Research Grants program is Friday, September 15 at 5:00. A full description of the Funding for Excellence Program as well the application submission portal and a budget matrix are available on the Office of Research Services web site at: Funding for Excellence Program
Briefly, the Funding for Excellence Program (FFE) is an institutionally funded grants program to support the highest level of research, scholarship, and artistic endeavors by UMKC faculty. FFE grants are awarded once a year, on a competitive basis, by a decision of the UMKC Research Advisory Council. The program will provide funding for faculty projects up to $15,000. The three goals of the FFE program are to:
- Enhance the research stature and scholarly reputation of UMKC
- Support excellence in the scholarship, research, and creative endeavors of tenured and tenure-track faculty members of all ranks; and,
- Provide a financial means to achieve a tangible result.
Please email Leslie Burgess (burgessla@umkc) or me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions you may have on the program in general of the upcoming submission deadline.
The Office of Research Services provides a Grants 101 training four (4) times a year. This training introduces the participants to the structure and functions of the Office of Research Services. Additionally, it discusses key funding sources and the proposal development and submission processes.
This training creates an opportunity for the novice and the experienced researchers to visit the ORS office, meet the pre- and post-award administrators that support their individual departments, and learn all about the ways the office assist them with their proposal submissions through their award close-outs.
If you have not done so, you will want to sign up for the ORS Listserv to make sure that you don’t miss the next scheduled Grants 101 training. You can do so by clicking the following hyperlink: http://ors.umkc.edu/about/ors-listserv.
White papers are short proposals that provide just enough information to gauge interest from a sponsor and/or to help develop the core argument of a proposal with limited time investment. Our office can provide a technical or non-technical review of your white paper before you send to a sponsor.
Our website has resources to help you write your white paper, including examples. You can also see the types of questions our reviewers will use to evaluate your paper.