Internal Funding Opportunities

PNW offers various internal funding opportunities to advance faculty research and scholarship.

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Instructions for Accessing Funding Opportunities and Applying via InfoReady

  1. Click to access the Purdue/Purdue Northwest Competition Space: https://purdue.infoready4.com/#homePage
  2. From the dropdown menu in the upper left, select Purdue Northwest to view available opportunities.
  3. Select the funding opportunity of interest from the Purdue Northwest page.
  4. Read and download information related to the funding opportunity. If you are eligible and wish to apply, click the apply button.
  5. Click Login for Purdue University Users. You will be prompted to enter your BoilerKey login credentials.
  6. Complete all required fields and uploads. Save as Draft at any time to continue editing the application prior to the deadline.  Submit an Application prior to the deadline to be considered for funding.
  1. After the application deadline, the Office of Research staff screen each application for completeness, and ensure that the faculty meet minimum qualification criteria as well as follow the guidelines. 
  2. The Research Board Chair and Chair-Elect select teams of reviewers for each internal funding opportunity. Review teams are mainly comprised of the Research Board members. If needed, the Chair may request reviewers from a pool of previous grant awardees. Reviewers may not be experts in the discipline of each proposal they are reviewing. Therefore, it is critically important that each proposal is written for general audiences.
  3. Each reviewer is assigned proposals through InfoReady. All proposals are reviewed independently by each reviewer. Reviewers generally have 3-4 weeks to review all proposals and provide feedback and scores. Reviewers are provided detailed guidelines for reviewing proposals, required to provide meaningful comments, and acknowledge the peer-review confidentiality expectations.  The system (InfoReady) compiles all results.
  4. Aggregate results are reviewed for accuracy and information is presented to the Research Board Chair and Chair-Elect for final review and approval.
  5. Applicants who score the highest are selected for awards. The number of applicants is based on the availability of funding at the beginning of each year.
  6. Applicants are informed via InfoReady system if their application is selected for an award. Reviewer comments are also provided to applicants. Names of reviewers are confidential and not disclosed.

Internal Funding Opportunities Spring 2023

International Travel Grant Spring 2023

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the International Travel Grant Program is to assist Purdue faculty members in scholarly achievement by providing a portion of the travel costs to those who present at recognized international research meetings between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024. Foreign travel, as internally defined by the Executive Vice Chancellor for Research and Partnerships, is any travel outside of the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii.

AWARD: Recipients of the International Travel awards will receive up to $1,000 toward the cost of all approved travel expenses. Travel dates must be between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024. Recipients can only receive one travel award in a fiscal year. The program should not be regarded as a likely source of support, replacing established governmental or private sources of travel funds. In cases where partial funding is available from alternative sources, the grant recipient may combine the awards to cover the allowable costs of the trip.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members at Purdue Northwest during the 2022-2023 academic year and must continue in residence on either an academic year or twelve-month appointment in the following fiscal year (2023-2024).

  • The applicant must present as an official presenter at a recognized international conference. Examples of non-eligible travel: Travel for teaching purposes (overseas university guest lecturer; teaching a course at an international university, etc.); Travel to a sabbatical destination.
  • Preference will be given to faculty who did not receive this award in the last five years.
  • Faculty who did not meet commitments from internal grants in the last three years do not qualify.
  • Preference will be given to faculty who do not have significant external funding to support travel for dissemination of findings related to this application.

PAYMENT OF GRANT FOLLOWING AWARD:

  • The grant award will be processed through Concur. After receiving notice of the award, please contact the Office of Research to receive the PRF International Travel Grant payment instructions.

REQUIREMENTS: Awardees, without exception, must fulfill the following requirements.

  • Present research as an official presenter at a recognized international conference between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024.
  • Submit a one-page report to the Office of Research regarding their trip within 30 days of returning from travel via InfoRea
  • Participate in the Days of Discovery or similar events at PNW between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES: All applications must be completed electronically by visiting InfoReady before March 17, 2023 at 11:59 CST. The following questions must be answered on the application form:

  • APPLICATION SECTION 1: APPLICANT INFORMATION
    1. Full name (Last, First, Middle)
    2. Email
    3. Position Title
    4. Department
    5. College
  • APPLICATION SECTION 2: PURPOSE OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
    1. Conference Title or Project Title
    2. Do you have external funding to support travel for disseminating findings related to the paper or project referenced above? If yes, please explain. Please include the source of funding, including the amount available and any restrictions that may apply.
    3. Conference or Project Location (City and Country)
    4. Sponsoring Organization, if applicable
    5. Purpose of Research Travel or Conference Attendance
    6. Date(s) of Conference or Research Travel
    7. Link to Conference Information, if applicable
  • PLEASE ATTACH DOCUMENTS SPECIFIED BELOW IN PDF FORMAT
    1. Conference presentation acceptance letter. In the event of the acceptance notification date falling after the PNW application deadline, please upload documentation specifying when you expect to receive acceptance information. Once received, please use the link in the application confirmation email to update your application. If you do not receive a confirmation email containing an application link, please email Aric Rodriguez (rodrigat@pnw.edu) and one will be provided. If awarded, the award will be contingent on providing a conference acceptance letter.
    2. Paper to be presented. If the document is not in English, please provide a translated copy or translated summary. The review committee will not consider papers not translated into English.
    3. Responses to the following questions (limit of 500 words each)
    1. How does your role in this conference benefit your department?
    2. How does your role in this conference benefit PNW?
  • APPLICATION SECTION 3: BUDGET INFORMATION
    Please provide information on how you intend to use the funds to support and advance your project.
    1. Other
    2. Meals
    3. General Travel Expenses
    4. Presentation Supplies and Materials
    5. Registration and Other Conference Costs
    6. Transportation
    7. Air Travel
  • APPLICATION SECTION 4: CV
    Please attach a CV (up to 4 pages).
  • APPLICATION SECTION 5: CERTIFICATIONS
    1. Requirements: Please read and check the box acknowledging that you understand that, if awarded, all recipients of the award will:
    1. All recipients must participate in the Days of Discovery or similar events at PNW during 2023-2024.
    2. Submit a one-page report to the Office of Research regarding their trip within 30 days of returning from travel.
    2. Please sign your full name, certifying that all information provided is accurate.

TRAVEL GUIDELINES & RESTRICTIONS: Proposals must comply with Purdue travel guidelines and restrictions.

EVALUATION CRITERIA: Proposals will be evaluated by a review committee, selected by the Research Board, based on the following criteria:

  • Quality and clarity of the presentation/scholarly work described in the application (70%)
  • Benefits to the applicant’s department (20%)
  • Benefits to Purdue Northwest (10%)

Internal Awards Recipients Fall 2022

  • Akram Jawdhari, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Sciences
  • Aref Yadollahi, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Sciences
  • Ge Jin, Professor of Computer Information Technology and Graphics, Computer Information Technology and Graphics, College of Technology; Maged Mikhail, Associate Professor of Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, College of Technology
  • Hubert Izienicki, Associate Professor of Sociology, Behavioral Sciences, College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences
  • Ladwig Matthew, Assistant Professor of Integrative Human Health, Biological Sciences, College of Engineering and Sciences/College of Nursing; Matthew Bauman, Assistant Professor of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, College of Business
  • Lindsay Gielda, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Biological Sciences, College of Engineering and Sciences; Julia Rogers, Assistant Professor, Nursing, College of Nursing; Vanessa Quinn, Professor of Biology, Biological Sciences, College of Engineering and Sciences
  • Maged Mikhail, Associate Professor of Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, College of Technology; Sayanti Roy, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Computer Science, College of Engineering Sciences
  • Wei He, Associate Professor of Management and Strategy, Managerial Studies, College of Business; Shuhui Grace Yang, Professor of Computer Science, Computer Science, College of Engineering and Sciences
  • Xiuling Wang, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Sciences; Wubeshet Woldemariam, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Sciences
  • Yun Liu, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Sciences; Armin Silaen, Research Associate Professor, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Sciences
  • David J. Feikes, Professor of Mathematics, Math and Statistics, College of Engineering and Sciences
  • Hairong Zhao, Professor of Computer Science, Computer Science, College of Engineering and Sciences

Information for Internal Award Recipients

Prior to the start of the project, you will receive an account number from the Office of Research. This number will be shared with your business office manager, as well as your department administration. You will charge this account for all your project expenses.  Faculty member identified as the project lead (PI) is the authorized funding administrator, meaning that that he/she is responsible for budget management. You can always view your account balance by visiting the GM AIMS faculty portal (log in with your boiler key) and selecting “Summarized Account View.”

Please note that all project team members must complete RCR training in order to receive funding.  Please reference the Regulatory Requirements section below for more information.

If a faculty member becomes aware that he or she will leave Purdue and cannot meet the requirements of the grant, they are obligated to report this information to the Office of Research immediately and cancel the grant.

You may use the grant funds for any expenses that directly support your project.  You may not use the grant funds to support expenses that have no benefit to the project.  Please follow PNW’s procurement processes for all purchases.  You may need to work with your department’s administrative assistant to process expenses.  For any salary charges (academic year or summer), please work with your Department Chair, Administrative Assistant, and the Business Office.  Fringe benefits and fee remission will be charged directly to the internal grant.

  • Internal grant charges do not have to be reviewed or approved by the Office of Research staff.
  • You can always view your account balance by visiting the GM AIMS faculty portal (log in with your boiler key) and selecting “Summarized Account View.”
  • GM AIMS Reference Links

 

Information from progress and final reports will allow us to assess the effectiveness of the internal grant programs and continue these programs in the future.  In addition, submitting a final project report allows the PI to close out the grant and apply for additional funding.  Reports are submitted by filling out a survey.  You may complete the survey at any time you have information to report.

To complete your mid-project and final reports, please log in to InfoReady and go to  PROGRESS REPORTS tab.

Prior to starting your project, all project team members, including students, must be up to date with the Responsible Conduct of Research requirements.  In addition, all regulatory approvals must be secured.  Any new staff/students who join the team after the project starts must complete the RCR training within 30 days.