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2016-2017 Immaculata University Mini-Grant Applications are currently being accepted!

Funding for the 2016-2017 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.  

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: 

  • You can budget up to $2000.
  • 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:

  • Purchase of research equipment and supplies for the project
  • Student stipends
  • Travel expenses for student presentations at conferences
  • A limited stipend for the faculty mentor/principal investigator

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 Application and a Mini-Grant Project Proposal 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 and evaluated according to our internal rubric. 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, 2016, and must be completed by June 30, 2017. Start thinking about the possibilities! 


2016-2017 Immaculata University Mini-Grants - In Process

Congratulations to the following Immaculata University faculty members who were awarded and are currently working on an Office of Sponsored Research Mini-Grant in the 2016-2017 grant year: 

  • Professor Michael J. Castaldi, Chemistry:  Amino Tetrazoles as Possible CNS Agents
  • Dr. David E. Martinson, Graduate Psychology:  Using Collaborative Supervision Assessments for Student Self-Advocacy: A Qualitative Look at Students' Formative Feedback on Supervision
  • Dr. Laurie DiRosa, Health and Human Services:  Get Fit at Immaculata:  Development and Pilot Study of a Fitness Program for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their Caregivers
  • Dr. April Herring, Higher Education:  Examine Students' Intercultural Learning through the Use of an Experiential Project

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