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FSU Grant Proposal Incentive Fund

Developing and writing a competitive grant proposal requires considerable time and resources. The Grant Proposal Incentive Fund (GPIF) provides support to FSU faculty and administrators to develop a grant proposal for submission to an external funding agency/organization. GPIF support can be used for seed money to conduct preliminary research that will serve as the basis for proposals and for proposal development and writing. Specifically, funds may be used for assigned time during the academic year, summer stipends, travel, materials and supplies, equipment, computer services, consultant services, and other justifiable expenses.

Award amount: The amount of a GPIF award is determined by the need of the applicant AND the amount of support to be requested from an external funding agency.

Requirements of the award: Submission of a grant proposal to an external funding agency within one year of receipt of a GPIF award.

Eligibility: All full-time FSU faculty and administrators.

Application procedures: Faculty and staff may apply throughout the year. A completed, original application and 6 copies should be sent to the Office of Sponsored Programs, 229 Hitchins. Applications will be reviewed within four weeks of receipt. Funding decisions are made jointly by the Director of Sponsored Programs and the Faculty Development and Sabbatical Subcommittee.

Selection criteria:

  • Merits of the proposed project.
  • Benefits of the proposed project to the individual and to FSU.
  • Likelihood that the applicant will submit a grant proposal to an external funding agency within one year of receiving a GPIF award.
  • Professional background and experience of the applicant.
  • Suitability of the proposed project to the intended funding agency/organization.
  • Clarity and organization of the proposed project.

Grant Proposal Incentive Fund Application