Application Deadline:
Project Completion and Final Report Deadline:

October 1, 2015 by 4:30 p.m.

June 30, 2016
February 1, 2016 by 4:30 p.m. August 31, 2016


The purpose of the New Researcher Award is to support research and scholarly activity that moves the applicant toward peer-reviewed dissemination of their work OR submission of a proposal for external funding.

The project described in the application must support the groundwork required to move the applicant towards peer-reviewed dissemination of their research, or towards the submission of a proposal for external funding.

The maximum award for an individual project is $4,000. The maximum award for a multidisciplinary project is $8,000.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be probationary SCSU faculty and staff within their first five (5) years of service.
  • Applicants may submit one (1) application for each deadline. If an application is denied, an individual may re-apply during the next submission period.
  • Applicants may receive only one (1) University Researcher OR one (1) New Researcher award in any given fiscal year.
  • Applicants can be awarded a maximum of one (1) New Researcher award every two (2) years per principal investigator.

Submission Requirements:

  • Electronic submission to is preferred, however, one original can be delivered to AS 210.

Application Requirements- Applications must be fully signed and include the following:

  • Proposal Cover Sheet
  • Proposal Narrative
    • All sections must be completed within three (3) pages. It should be well written and at a level which allows reviewers, who are not experienced within the applicant’s discipline, to fully understand the proposed work/project.
  • Budget
  • Budget Justification
  • Supporting Documents (if applicable)




  • The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Directors and Assistant Directors will review the proposals. Funding recommendations are then provided to the Associate Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, who will make the final funding decisions.
  • Proposals are reviewed using the criteria outlined in the New Researcher Application Evaluation Form at the end of this application.
  • Given proposals of comparable ratings, greater consideration is placed on those applicants who have not received funding.


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