|Definition:||Grant Proposal Seed Money (GPSM) funds have been earmarked by the Provost to provide support for faculty to develop proposals for external funding. Currently GPSM funds are provided through the annual indirect cost allocations from the University Auxiliary Research Corporation (UARSC).|
|Authority:||The President of the university.|
|Scope:||GPSM funds are designed to assist faculty in such activities as: Refining ideas, Creating plans and designs, Trying out methodologies, Collecting preliminary data, Conducting pilot or preliminary activities, Reworking grant proposals that received encouraging review but were not funded, Seeking fellowships, Promoting collaboration. Proposal areas may include research, scholarly activities, and/or pedagogy. The funds may be used for supplies, equipment, travel, stipends, student assistants, grant writing assistance, or other needs associated with proposal development.|
|Responsible Division:||Academic Affairs|
|Signature Page/PDF:||View Signatures for Grant Proposal Seed Money Policy|
All CSUSM instructional faculty and librarians (lecturer and tenure-track) may apply.
GPSM funds have been earmarked by the Provost to provide support for faculty to develop proposals for external funding. Currently GPSM funds are provided through the annual indirect cost allocations from UARSC to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (OGSR).
Proposal areas may include research, scholarly activities, and/or pedagogy. Applications will be reviewed throughout the year, with a rolling call, by a committee that will provide recommendations to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research (GSR). Committee membership will include representatives from each college at the invitation of the Dean of GSR. This group will evaluate the seed fund requests based on the estimated probability that the project will lead to a submitted and fundable proposal. The recommended proposals will be forwarded to the Dean of GSR. Recommended proposals may be fully or partially funded in order to seed a variety of projects, at the discretion of the Dean of GSR.
The proposal process is administered by the Dean of GSR; the awards process is administered jointly by the OGSR and UARSC. Expenditures should be made in accordance with the proposal budget and observe UARSC and University policies and procedures. Funds should be spent within one year of the award announcement. Extensions may be granted at the discretion of the Dean of GSR. A final report to the Dean of GSR will document how GPSM awards were spent. In the case where an external grant application was submitted, a notification of submission shall be received as the report.
IV. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
An electronic copy of the application may be found on the web at www.csusm.edu/research/.
The application must include the following information: