Thanks to the generous donor support of the Dean's Strategic Initiative Fund, we are able to solicit grant applications of up to $2,500 to support four doctoral-faculty dyads for the next academic year.
Please submit a completed application no later than May 13, 2024.
The HS Doctoral – Faculty Dyad Grant is designed to assist Health Sciences doctoral students and their faculty mentors in three possible ways:
These grants are intended to help students collaborate with faculty on specific research projects that are in an early stage and align with further scholarly progress for both students and faculty mentor.
Award amounts will vary depending on the proposed budget, with a maximum amount per award of $2,500. HS Doctoral – Faculty Dyad Grant award monies may be used for costs related to conducting a pilot study or to support attendance at workshops for seeking external funding, travel and attendance costs for conferences or purchase of supplies including software. For students, budget reimbursements need to include actual expense actual receipts. Other expenditures will be considered and are subject to evaluation. Equipment purchases will be included in NIU inventory and fit with faculty member's ongoing research.
We plan to notify dyads of the status of their application during the first week of August 2024.
Note: All funds awarded for the HS Doctoral – Faculty Dyad Grant must be spent by May 31 of the academic year in which the grant was awarded.
All awardees will be expected to:
The HS Doctoral – Faculty Dyad Grant committee will review applications based on the following criteria:
A completed application must be submitted by May 13, 2024. Applications must adhere to the length limitations of four pages, single-spaced with one-inch margins and no smaller than 12-point font. The reference list and itemized budget of expenses do not count towards the four-page limit.
The application must address all topics and guidelines and include: