ACADEMIC RESEARCH

INTERNAL GRANT PROGRAMS

Cameron University provides funding for faculty, staff and student research projects, faculty and staff innovative instructional, and faculty development projects through the Office of Academic Enrichment. For the 2014-2015 fiscal year, an overall amount of $72,500 is available to be used in support of these projects. As you apply for internal grants and determine the grant period, please keep in mind that, if awarded, the grant money must be spent by early June. In general, any internal grant proposal is due to the Office of Academic Enrichment at least 4 weeks prior to the time that payment is needed. The Fall deadline for submission of internal grants is September 19, 2014 or earlier depending on your own timeline and in accordance with the general 4-weeks deadline.



CAMERON RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM

Purpose and Scope

The Cameron Research Grant Program ($30,000)has been established to encourage faculty, staff, and students in completing creative and scholarly projects in the areas of discovery, integration, application, and teaching. Proposals will be evaluated on merit with special consideration to proposals that include the following: 1) student collaborative research opportunities, 2) establish a sound basis for the pursuit of external grant opportunities, and 3) lead to publications or other scholarly products. For an example of a Cameron Research Grant, click here.

Any faculty member who is interested in funding for the 2014-2015 academic year should submit a proposal, as outlined by the respective application guidelines (see forms below). As you apply for Cameron Research grants, please keep the following policies in mind. Based on overall limited funding, faculty may request a maximum amount of $500.00 to support the presentation of a scholarly work or research paper at a peer-reviewed exhibit or professional conference.

Faculty may request the purchase of equipment only when the equipment is essential to a scholarly work or research project and is not already reasonably available and accessible elsewhere on campus or through other external funding sources. Equipment is usually designated as 1) special purpose equipment and 2) general equipment. Special purpose equipment is any equipment necessary to the project. General purpose equipment includes typewriters, personal computers, etc.

Research with Human Subjects

Human Subject Certification: individuals conducting research with human subjects at Cameron University must complete free Human Subjects certification online at https://www.citiprogram.org. Cameron researchers must register with CITI under University of Oklahoma designation. Proposal submissions for all internal or external grants should include a copy of a certificate indicating the successful completion of the course.  In an effort to track faculty, students, and staff who have successfully completed the course, you are asked to forward a copy of your certificate to the Office of Academic Enrichment. In an effort to track faculty, students, and staff who have successfully completed the course, you are asked to forward a copy of your certificate to the Office of Academic Enrichment.

Human Subject Approval: individuals conducting research at Cameron University with human subjects must apply for formal human subject approval by going through the University of Oklahoma Institutional Review Board (OU-IRB). Please go the following site for to learn more about the OU-IRB application process: http://www.ouhsc.edu/irb-norman//default.asp. In an effort to track faculty, students, and staff who have obtained OU-IRB approval, you are asked to forward a copy of the relevant documents to the Office of Academic Enrichment.

Procedures

Research fund requests for $500 or less: The applicant will submit a formal application to the Director of Academic Enrichment through the Department Chair and the Dean. The final approving authority for the application is the Chair of the Cameron University Research Committee and the Academic Enrichment Director.

Research fund requests for more than $500: Applicants for these funds will submit a formal request in the form of a proposal to the Academic Enrichment Director through the Department Chair and the Dean. The proposal will be reviewed by the Cameron University Research Committee. Based on the recommendation of the Research Committee, the Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the final approving authority.

 

CAMERON INNOVATIVE INSTRUCTIONAL GRANT PROGRAM

Purpose and Scope

The Cameron Innovative Instructional Grant Program ($30,000) has been established to support faculty and staff in the improvement of classroom, laboratory or library instructional procedures. Aimed at the implementation of new and emerging technologies in the classroom, primary consideration will be given to projects concerned with direct classroom, laboratory or library applications. For an example of a Cameron Innovative Grant, click here.

Procedures

Innovative Instructional fund requests for $500 or less: The applicant will submit a formal application to the Director of Academic Enrichment through the Department Chair and the Dean. The final approving authority for the application is the Chair of the Cameron University Teaching and Learning Committee and the Academic Enrichment Director.

Innovative Instructional fund requests for more than $500: Applicants for these funds will submit a formal request in the form of a proposal to the Academic Enrichment Director through the Department Chair and the Dean. The proposal will be reviewed by the Cameron University Teaching and Learning Committee. Based on the recommendation of the Teaching and Learning Committee, the Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the final approving authority.

 

CAMERON FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM

Purpose and Scope

The Cameron Faculty Development Grant Program ($12,500) has been established to support faculty or groups of faculty in acquiring new pedagogical techniques/information or in learning a discipline not primary to their field. Primary consideration will be given to proposals that assist faculty or groups of faculty (and ultimately students) in acquiring new pedagogical techniques/information or in learning a discipline not primary to their field, emphasize cross-disciplinary activities, significantly impact courses which are in place, and address needs identified by assessment activities. For an example of a Cameron Faculty Development Grant, click here.

Procedures

Serving as a clearinghouse, the Office of Academic Enrichment routes the formal Faculty Development Grant request to the administrative units within the University for review and approval.

 

Endowed Lectureship Funds

The endowed lectureship program provides outstanding opportunities for faculty and staff to further their scholarly and creative interests and support students. Of particular interest are proposals that foster undergraduate student research, educational travel, or other high impact learning opportunities; promote faculty development including teaching innovations; support the Academic Festival; or fund startup purchases for teaching, service, or scholarly activity for new faculty. For more details and proposal guidelines, click here.

 

APPLICATION FORMS AND GUIDELINES

CAMERON RESEARCH GRANT

 

CAMERON INNOVATIVE INSTRUCTIONAL GRANT

 

CAMERON FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANT

 

 

Please email/mail applications:
awohlers@cameron.edu

Office of Academic Enrichment
Cameron Exchange Room 100

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