Guidelines, Forms, and Links
All grant applications and other requests for funding with Western Connecticut State University affiliated as an organizational applicant must be processed through the Office of Sponsored Research and Administrative Services for initial pre-approval as well as final authorization for submission. The following forms are required to initiate and submit grant requests to external funding sources.
- Intent to Apply*Please submit at least 30 days prior to proposal submission deadline
- Internal Administrative Approval Form *to be filled out, signed, and submitted with completed proposal/grant application
For grant applications that allow indirect costs, WCSU's current negotiated indirect cost rate for activities on campus is 48% of direct salaries and wages and fringe benefits, and 32% for activities off-campus. WCSU's indirect cost distribution policy is as follows:
Principal Investigator (PI) or Project Director receives 25% of indirect costs
PI’s/Project Director’s Department receives 10% of indirect costs
PI’s/Project Director’s School or Division receives 5% of indirect costs
Office of Sponsored Research Administrative Services receives 20% of indirect costs
University’s General Reserve receives 40% of indirect costs
The program planning model, or logic model, is a valuable tool for grant development. It facilitates effective program planning and implementation. Use of the Program Planning Model is highly recommended. Below is a link to a program planning model developed by Nonprofit Works and Evaluation Enterprise and provided with their permission.
CSU-AAUP Research Grants
As stipulated in Sections 9.10 and 12.10.1 of the document "Collective Bargaining Agreement between Connecticut State University, American Association of University Professors and Board of Trustees for Connecticut State University System, August 25, 2007 - August 25, 2011," funding is made available each year to provide grants of up to $5,000 to support research projects conducted by full-time CSU faculty members. Joint projects or collaborations are eligible for up to $5,000 per CSU faculty member. Eligible faculty members must submit an application for a grant in compliance with the above-referenced CBA and the application guidelines. Below is the link to the 2015-16 CSU-AAUP Research Grant Guidelines and Application. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, January 30th, 2015. To be considered for funding, five copies of the application must be submitted to the Office of Sponsored Research Administrative Services in Warner Hall Room 321A before the submission deadline.
- US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP)
- Human Subjects Protections Training (NIH)
- IRB Guidebook (HHS OHRP)
- 45 CFR Part 46 Protection of Human Subjects, Rev. 11/13/01
- AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia June 2007 (Formerly Report of the AVMA Panel on Euthanasia)
- IACUC PHS Policy on Humane Care & Use of Laboratory Animals
- NSF Guide for Proposal Writing