Annual New Faculty Start-Up Program - Competition Deadline: September 20, 2022

August 04, 2022

Tenure-line faculty in their first year of employment with Ball State who have not received significant research-related or creative endeavor start-up funds (see guidelines for this eligibility) from their department or college are eligible to apply to the?Start-Up Program

The aim of this program is to help new faculty members purchase supplies, research-related items, and travel to conferences or workshops with a one-time $3,000 supplies, expenses, equipment, and travel (SEET) grant. Faculty members receiving start-up funds greater than $5,000 and/or a dedicated summer stipend from the Office of the Provost or from the faculty’s department for research or creative endeavors are not eligible for this program. 

To apply for this grant, please follow the guidelines on the program page. Specifically, eligible faculty members must submit the following through the InfoReady portal

  • Two-page summary describing the project goals and significance, what the Start-Up funds will be used to purchase, and how this contributes to the faculty member's research program or creative agenda. 
  • Budget narrative describing budget cost calculations and how the items purchased will facilitate goals stated in request. 
  • Literature references (if applicable, 1 page maximum; use the format that is standard for publishing in your field.) 
  • Three-page C.V. 

Applications must be submitted through the InfoReady portal, by logging in with your Ball State username and password (SSO).  

The competition deadline is September 20, 2022.  

If you need assistance with this process or have questions about the program, please contact aspire@bsu.edu or call 285-1600. 

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