Indirect Cost Reinvestment Grants
In May, 2009 the Cabinet approved a revised indirect cost distribution policy which allows a percentage of the indirect costs earned by the College from external grants to be placed in a fund to be used to advance the research and creative culture on campus and to expose more students to the research and creative process. By reinvesting a portion of the indirect costs recovered from external grants back into the scholarly life of our campus, the College hopes to increase the overall impact of external grants at KSC by extending the benefits of their presence more broadly.
Eligible Applicants: Members of the full time tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply.
Eligible Activities: The following list of eligible activities is not exhaustive, but is meant to provide examples of ways in which faculty might utilize the funds to advance their scholarly and artistic endeavors.
Please note that all requests must be made in advance. Requests to fund activities that have already taken place will not be considered.
The Director of OSPR will evaluate and respond to requests, taking into consideration available resources and keeping the following key criteria in mind:
Will the proposed request advance the research and creative culture of Keene State College, making it more likely that...?
Please note that this fund is limited and thus OSPR may not be able to pay all expenses related to the need or request. For this reason, applicants should provide information in their request detailing other funds (e.g., faculty professional enhancement funds, department funds, school funds) that are or might be available to co-fund the activity. Although there is no specific "cap" on individual requests, large requests (over $1,000) should be discussed with the Director of OSPR in advance of submission to ensure availability of funds.
Because this fund is designed intentionally to be flexible, there is no set application format or deadline. Individuals wishing to apply should send a formal written letter of application to the Director of OSPR (MS 3510) containing the details of their request. The content of the letter will necessarily vary by circumstance, but the following content suggestions may help you make the strongest request possible. Applicants are not expected to address all of the below in their formal letter of application—these are elements that may or may not apply in your specific situation.
For Additional Information Contact Susan Ericson-West, Office of Sponsored Projects & Research (603-358-2046)