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.
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.
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 26, 2016 – August 26, 2021,” 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.
The Connecticut State University Grants Committee establishes criteria and priorities for selection each year, and solicit and review grant proposals. The committee must receive all grant proposals no later than February 1 of each year. The committee is comprised of 13 individuals: 4 appointed by the President of CSU-AAUP (1 from each university), 4 appointed by the BOR President (1 from each university), and 1 from the University System Office who serves in a nonvoting capacity. The remaining 4 committee members are appointed as follows: 2 by the President of CSU-AAUP and 2 by the BOR President in consultation with each other in an effort to achieve disciplinary balance on the Committee.
The 2018-2019 CSU-AAUP Research Grants application and review cycle is now over. The application and guidelines for the 2019-2020 cycle should be released and available in December 2018. Please check back in December for the document. Below is a link to the 2018-19 CSU-AAUP guidelines and application that may be used to prepare an application for 2019-2020. If you have any questions about applying for a CSU-AAUP Research Grant, contact Gabrielle Jazwiecki at Ext. 7-8281 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.