Research, Scholarly Activity and Creative Activity Awards
The intent of these awards is to make UNLV faculty more competitive for federal, philanthropic, and industry funding in the year following the FOA award. This includes developing new interdisciplinary approaches to enhancing scholarly activities and creative activities in any field.
The primary research deliverable from this award is the submission of one or more grant proposals for research funding from external sources, including corporate sponsored research, within the subsequent year after the FOA is completed. The primary scholarly activity or creative activity deliverable from this award might include one or more of these: book publications, creative performances/showings, evaluation of creative activities, or other.
Successful applications will clearly demonstrate that the proposal has high potential for subsequent external funding from specific agencies or sources. Each applicant must clearly identify a mentor who will be actively involved in the grant submissions. Each application should also clearly identify the funding agency or source that will be targeted with the research results obtained during the FOA. When possible, the actual funding opportunity should be provided if it is based on a recurring call for proposals.
Allowable Budget Items
Salaries/wages for UNLV students and LOA staff; consultant fees; materials and supplies; service fees at core facilities or external service fees; and domestic travel for field work/creative performances.
Non-Allowable Budget Items
Honoraria, hosting, salary for position-numbered technicians and post-docs, graduate student stipends and tuition/fees originating in the Graduate College, summer salary and academic year buyouts for faculty, travel (except field work/creative performances), equipment purchases greater than $5,000, and the purchase of books and computers (laptop and desktop). Indirect costs are not allowed on these funds.
Please note: Funds must be spent within one fiscal year. Extensions will not be granted after the period of performance.