Proposal Submission Reminders:
OURS standard procedures require
approvals on final budgets and
project descriptions from department
chairs and college dean prior
to proposal submission.
Proposals for which proper
approvals are not obtained
may not be submitted, at
the OURS discretion, or
may be withdrawn if they
are submitted in order
to meet a deadline. Applicants
can access the internal
approval form at http://www2.towson.edu/research/resourcesforresearchers.asp.
Please note that each department
and college may have its
own internal requirements
regarding proposal review
lead times; please check
to be sure you are complying
with your own unit’s procedures
OURS requests notification of
intent to submit at least two
weeks prior to the agency deadline
so that OURS staff can assist
with application preparation
and review. All proposals
will require signature
on behalf of the University,
which entails careful
review for terms and conditions,
time, and other obligations,
and compliance issues.
Adequate lead time allows
OURS to secure necessary
approvals and provide
appropriate administrative support
on all proposal submissions.
When submitting proposals via Grants.gov, please be aware that OURS maintains registration for the campus.
Like with all proposals, applicants will need to notify and work with OURS in getting proposals submitted through
the standard procedures referenced above. For Grants.gov submission, OURS must have the final complete proposal,
with all required attachments, no later than 48 hours prior to the agency deadline. Due to the higher
possibility of technical difficulties with this submission engine, the OURS cannot guarantee that proposals
received later than 48 hours prior to the deadline will be submitted on time.
Please direct any questions
regarding these reminders to
the Office of University Research
Services, 4-2236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Institutional, University Wide, or Cross-Disciplinary Opportunities
Scholarly Editions and Translations
Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline: October 28, 2010
Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of at least one year up to a maximum of three years.
Projects must be undertaken by a team of at least one editor or translator and one other staff member. Grants typically support editions and translations of significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible.
Applicants should demonstrate familiarity with the best practices recommended by the Association for Documentary Editing or the Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions. Translation projects should also explain the approach adopted for the particular work to be translated. Editions and translations produced with NEH support contain scholarly and critical apparatus appropriate to the subject matter and format of the edition. This usually means introductions and annotations that provide essential information about the form, transmission, and historical and intellectual context of the texts and documents involved.
Proposals for editions of foreign language materials in the original language are eligible for funding, as well as proposals for editions of translated materials.
Sample narratives from successful grant applications are available under the Program Resources section of the sidebar at the link below. You may request additional samples by sending an e-mail message to email@example.com.
Awards are made for at least one year up to a maximum of three years and normally range from $50,000 to $100,000 per year. Successful applicants will be awarded a grant in outright funds, matching funds, or a combination of the two, depending on the applicant’s preference and the availability of funds. The use of federal matching funds is encouraged. Federal matching funds are released on a one-to-one basis when a grantee secures gift funds from eligible third parties. Although cost sharing is not required, NEH is rarely able to support the full costs of projects approved for funding. In most cases, NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations grants cover no more than 80 percent of project costs. The balance of the costs is to be borne by the applicant’s institution or other sources. Previously funded editions seeking further support should expect a progressively larger share of the costs to be assumed by the host institution or third parties.
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Agency: Borchard Foundation
The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging underwrites an Academic Research Grant Program to further scholarship about new or improved public policies, laws and/or programs that will enhance the quality of life for the elderly. Each grant recipient is required to publish an article on the subject of their research in a reputable journal.
The Center expects grantees to meet the objectives of the grant program through individual or collaborative research projects that:
- Analyze and recommend changes in one or more important existing public policies, laws, and/or programs relating to the elderly; or
- anticipate the need for and recommend new public policies, laws, and/or programs for the elderly necessitated by changes in the number and demographics of the country’s and the world’s elderly populations, by advances in science and technology, by changes in the health care system, or by other developments.
Scholars in the fields of health, law, medicine and sociology have been awarded grants. Topics are demonstrated by past recipients.
The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging awards up to 4 grants of $20,000 each year. Selections are made on or about December 15. The award period runs from January 1 through December 30 following the selection announcements.
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