The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RGD) subscribes to three online grants databases for use by Southeast personnel and students: Community of Science (COS) and the AASCU Grants Resource Center Grant Search. These online databases and links to other grant opportunity websites are available via the RGD website at: http://www.semo.edu/grants/search/funding.html.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs may conduct comprehensive grant searches for faculty, as well as monitor specific sponsors or grant mechanisms. The best quality search can be conducted when a faculty member schedules a meeting with RGD staff to discuss the idea or endeavor for which he/she is seeking grant funds. This allows the RGD staff member assigned to better understand the nature of the proposed project, the time frame for the project, and the approximate amount of funding required. Following a visit by an RGD staff member, a grant search will then be conducted and a grant opportunity report provided to the requesting faculty member within 10 business days. In lieu of a meeting, the Request for Grant Search Form may be submitted.
In addition to external funding opportunities, Southeast Missouri State University has two primary campus-wide mechanisms for promoting scholarly activity, quality instruction and professional development for University faculty.
Grants and Research Funding Committee (GRFC)
The Grants and Research Funding Committee is a legislative committee of the Faculty Senate, and is comprised of rotating faculty members representing each Academic College / School and Kent Library. The goal of the Grants and Research Funding Committee is to "encourage the growth of scholarly and creative activity at Southeast Missouri State University." For complete GRFC guidelines please see the Faculty Senate Website at: http://www.semo.edu/facultysenate/index.htm
Funding for Results (FFR)
The Funding for Results (FFR) program provides a mechanism to fund those strategic initiatives having to do with the enhancement of teaching and learning. Proposals are requested in a standard grant proposal format and are reviewed by a Funding for Results team in the standard manner in which grants are normally reviewed. There are three categories of competitive grants, Demonstration, Implementation and Core Continuing. FFR funds support two other types of activities: University Initiative projects and the Student Professional Development Fund. The FFR Chairperson is Dr. Christina Frazier, Professor of Biology and Director of Assessment.
For complete information on the FFR Program, please see the University Provost's website at: http://www2.semo.edu/provost/.