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Immaculata University Mini-Grant Proposals are currently being accepted for 2017-2018!

Immaculata mini-grants can fund discipline-specific research in any of the three colleges for any full-time faculty member. Projects must take place and all funds must be spent between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.  Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis. To increase your chances of being funded, please submit your proposal as soon as possible. 

General Information:

  • You can budget up to $2000.
  • The project must include students. Students are to be mentored in the research process (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.

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 contact, Katie Dumas, the Director of Office of Sponsored Research at extension 3020 or Leah Bustraan, the Secretary of Office of Sponsored Research at extension 3037 with any questions.

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 Proposal 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 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, 2017, and must be completed by June 30, 2018.

Start thinking about the possibilities!

2017-2018 Immaculata University Mini-Grants

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 2017-2018 grant year: 

  • Dr. Dawn Kriebel, Psychology: Parents’ Theories of Intelligence and Children’s Responses to Academic Challenge
  • Professor Lina Castro, Fashion: Clothing With a Purpose
  • Professor Michael J. Castaldi, Biological and Computational Sciences: Synthesis, Characterization, and Evaluation of Substituted Amino Tetrazoles as Possible CNS Agents
  • Dr. Kelly Stalker, Human Movement Sciences:  Reliability of Manual Muscle Testing and Dynamometry in Athletic Training and Exercise Science Students
  • Dr. Jed Yalof, Graduate Psychology and Counseling:  Diversity and Psychological Assessment:  Practicum Supervisor Knowledge of Assessment Considerations with Intersectional Clients
  • Dr. Ashley Higgins, Graduate Psychology and Counseling:  The Effects of Thin Media and Body Positivity Imagery on Self-Compassion, Mood and Body Image.


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