of the Research Services Council (RSC) is to encourage research and creative
activity by UNK faculty and graduate students. Several support programs
have been developed for this purpose, described in detail in the next
section. The RSC places special emphasis on seed-money grants for
projects potentially leading to external funding, projects that demonstrate the
potential for publication or other appropriate forms of dissemination, and
projects that involve students in the research enterprise.
UNK faculty and graduate students are eligible to apply for RSC funding.
Funds are not provided to support faculty research that is part of degree
requirements (e.g., dissertation) or on-going projects where funding has
previously been provided. All RSC programs are competitive, and not all
proposals can be funded. It is expected that all faculty proposals will
include funding from sources other than the RSC (e.g. department, college,
other). When applications exceed available funds, the first order of
priority for awards will be to those tenured or tenure track faculty working
toward tenure, graduate faculty status or promotion as verified by their
professional development plans. RSC research grant funds may not be used
to pay for registration or expenses related to attendance and participation in
professional conferences, workshops, or clinics.
proposals must adhere to the RSC guidelines described in this document.
Proposals not meeting the detailed guidelines, including the budget limitations,
will NOT be given consideration by the RSC. For this and
other reasons, it is absolutely necessary that proposals be thoroughly reviewed
by an RSC representative prior to the closing date.
reports of all supported projects and activities are expected within six months
of project completion. Manuscripts submitted for publication are
acceptable as final reports. Final reports must be submitted to the
Office of Graduate Studies & Research before consideration can be given to