The purpose 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.
All 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.
All 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.
Final 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 future