Research/Creative Activity Grants Committee,
November 12, 2009
Members present: Jason Brinkley, Kathy Davis, Elizabeth Jesse, Gregory Lapicki, David Mallinson, Jay Newhard, Gail Ratcliff, Carmine Scavo, Alan Schreier, Mustafa Selim
The Committee was informed that 13 proposals from the 2008-2009 competition have been funded, for a total of approximately $220,000.
With permission from the Faculty Chair, the due date for new proposals will be Tuesday January 19, 2010, the day after Martin Luther King Day.
Guidelines for new proposals were reviewed, and the following changes to the previously circulated draft were approved:
p. 10, 10.
If funded, may
The method for sharing copies of funded
applications was discussed: If the applicant has given permission, any ECU
faculty member can request a copy of the proposal using a link on the
The Chair suggested a division into four subcommittees for preliminary review of proposals: Humanities, Natural Science, Social Science, and Health. There will be five members on each subcommittee. Membership of the subcommittees will be finalized by the Chair at a later date.
The issue of electronic vs paper copies
was discussed. After a straw poll of the members present, it was determined
that approximately three members of each subcommittee will require paper
copies. Applicants will be asked to submit a pdf file and five paper copies,
including two copies for the
The Committee proposed open meetings for prospective applicants on Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 4 at 3pm. (The December 3 meeting was moved to 4pm.)