Faculty Research Grants Program 2017-2018

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Call for Proposals

The Division of Student Affairs announces the availability of FY18 funding to support research partnerships with University of Georgia investigators who may:

  • Have projects which align broadly with UGA's Signature Research Themes and incorporate a Student Affairs facility as part of their primary research laboratories, or partner with a Student Affairs department on one of these topics. For example, research that is conducted in partnership with either University Housing, the University Health Center, the Ramsey Center, the Disability Resource Center, LGBT Resource Center, Multicultural Services & Programs, Student Veterans Resource Center or other Student Affairs programs and services would be eligible.
  • Conduct research within a Student Affairs program or department, OR includes students as co-investigators
  • Assess local impact of Student Affairs’ units that conduct regular, programmatic service to Athens area (e.g., Center for Leadership & Service, Office of Greek Life, etc.)
  • Partner with Student Affairs to evaluate program effectiveness and design strategies for various Student Affairs programs/services
  • Other relevant projects

(The above list demonstrates several examples, but it not an exhaustive list of requirements.) 

Typical Funding

We anticipate funding grants in the range of $750 to $5,000. Funding will normally be for just one fiscal year, unless otherwise specified.

Application Format and Requirements

  • 12 point font, 1 inch margins
  • 1 page - cover/signature page containing proposal title, investigator names and affiliations, investigator email and other contact information, total budget (if applicable, showing any college contribution), signatures of the investigator(s) and Department Chair or Associate Dean.
  • 1 page – Project Summary or Abstract
  • 2 pages – description of proposed research and a clear articulation of how it will align with area(s) outlined above.  Include a description of how expenditures will support the research project
  • 1 page – detailed budget and timeline page showing projected expenses/milestones, including name(s) of potential partner units within the Division of Student Affairs and explicit dates for engagement with Student Affairs.
  • There should also be a statement identifying any potential collaborators or partners external to the University of Georgia.



The required pages should be assembled into a single PDF file then submitted to Student Affairs Academic Partnerships and Initiatives. Any questions about the submission process should be directed to Michele Howard.

Review Process

The proposals will be reviewed by Student Affairs Academic Partnerships and Initiatives and staff from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Other individuals may be consulted as needed.



Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis with preference for proposal received by Friday, May 5, 2017, at 5:00pm. Investigators may submit at any time, and proposals will be reviewed as quickly as staff involved can process them.



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Six-month interim report – Six months after funding a one- to two-page progress report should be submitted, including results to date and, if applicable, any amended proposal plans. 

One-year final report – One year after funding a progress report not to exceed one page should be submitted, including results to date and plans for continued research.


Publication Acknowledgements

Any publication resulting from funding or partial funding by this program should acknowledge that funding was received from University of Georgia Student Affairs Academic Partnerships and Initiatives. 

*This research was supported in part by a grant funded by University of Georgia Student Affairs Academic Partnerships and Initiatives. 

Contact Information

MIchele Howard
Associate Vice President