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2014-2015 Immaculata University Mini-Grant Applications are currently being accepted!

Funding for the 2014-2015 academic year is now available. Awards are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. To increase your chances of being funded, please submit your proposal as soon as possible. Follow the mini-grant application process below to be considered for one of these awards or link to our Call for Proposals document.

Mini-Grant Application Process

Immaculata mini-grants can fund discipline-specific research in any of the three Colleges for any full-time faculty member. The limitations are few: 

  • The project must include students. Students are to be mentored in research processes. Applications which include students only as lab assistants will not be considered.
  • Individual dissertation research is not eligible.
  • Satisfaction of standard course requirements is not eligible, though faculty/student research in an independent study setting is acceptable. If you have questions about the distinction, we would be glad to discuss your project with you.
Allowable Use of Funds
Funds may be used for a number of purposes, including:
  • Purchasing of research equipment and supplies for the project
  • Travel expenses for student presentations at conferences
  • Student stipends
  • A limited stipend for the faculty mentor

This pie chart represents the types of funding the Office of Sponsored Research has supported through the mini-grants in the past 5 years.

Please obtain RERB approval before applying for a mini-grant if you are going to be using human subjects in your research. You will also need to gain additional approval if you will be using IU populations in your research. Check the RERB website for specifics.
Fill out the Mini-Grant Cover Sheet and an Application Form to apply for a mini-grant. Please include the following information in your proposal:
  • Title
  • Aims of the project
  • Significance
  • Number of students involved
  • Project description
  • Project budget, limited to $2000 (please also include justification for the budget)
All applications will be peer-reviewed. Awards will be made on merit. Opportunities for response to critiques will be provided. Talk with a current researcher to learn why it is worth the effort.
Mini-grant submissions will continue to be accepted until all appropriated funds have been committed. Projects may begin any time after July 1, 2014, and must be completed by June 30, 2015. Start thinking about the possibilities! 

2014-2015 Immaculata Univerisity Mini-Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the following Immaculata University faculty members who are currently awarded an Office of Sponsored Research Mini-Grant:

  • Sr. Susan Cronin, Department of Biology -  Isolation and identification of novel bacteriophages 
  • Dr. Melanie Kisthardt, Department of English/Communications - Teaching "by hand" with technology: Assessing best practices in online composition
  • Dr. Dawn Kriebel, Department of Psychology -  Kindergarten Readiness Summer Camp
  • Dr. Lillian Eyre, Department of Music Therapy Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Music Therapy Laboratory Start-Up Proposal
  • Diane Grimes, Department of Art  - Using Applications on an iPad and iPhone to Create Sketches to a Final Work
  • Dr. Kelly Orlando, Department of Biology - Student Presentations at the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Conference


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