Major Grants (awards up to $10,000) are intended to provide seed funding for new, larger research projects.
Letters of Intent (LOI): As the first step in the grant application process, faculty must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). No full proposal will be accepted without the submission, and committee approval, of an LOI.
Each LOI is reviewed to determine its potential to enrich undergraduate students’ experiences at ESU, to have broader impacts, to be feasible, and to support the strategic goals of the university. Applicants meeting these benchmarks will be invited to prepare and submit a full grant proposal through ESU eGRANTS.
Please see the FDR Guidelines for eligibility, what the committee funds, submission instructions, and LOI and proposal instructions.
All grant proposals must be submitted online via ESU eGRANTS. Register today.
FDR Grant Policies and Procedures
See FDR Guidelines for application and pre/post-award procedures, policies, and expectations.
Travel: FDR grant funds will reimburse your travel expenses, but it is the awardee's responsibility to pay initially.
All ESU employees are required to use the Trip Optimizer if desiring to obtain a rental vehicle. You will only be reimbursed the more cost effective mode of travel, renting a vehicle or using personal automobile, as determined by the Trip Optimizer.
PLEASE KEEP YOUR ORIGINAL TRAVEL APPROVAL FORM -- if your grant is awarded, the original form must be delivered to the OSPR for processing. After the project, reimbursements for travel must be submitted to the OSPR with all original receipts and a completed Travel Reimbursement Voucher Form.
Visit State System Employee Travel Expense Reimbursement Rates per the Board of Governors’ Policy 1986-07-A, Travel Expense Regulations.
Research Compliance: If research involves the use of human subjects, please visit ESU's Institutional Review Board (IRB) and complete the application BEFORE submitting your grant proposal. For the use of live animals, visit the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) site and fill out the application.
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