University of Southern Indiana

Faculty Research and Creative Work Grant


The USI Foundation has made funds available to support faculty research and creative work at USI. The following policy guidelines serve USI faculty in seeking awards and the Faculty Awards for Service, Teaching, and Research (FASTR) Committee in selecting recipients. The FASTR Committee strongly recommends that faculty attend a training workshop conducted by the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research Administration or schedule an individual session before preparing a FRCWG proposal.

Application Deadline: February 9, 2015

Helpful Tools:

FRCWG Workshop Presentation - review this PowerPoint to find out more information on types of eligible projects, tips for drafting your proposal, and review criteria.

FRCWG Guidelines

FRCWG Final Report Guidelines

FRCWG Extension Request Guidelines

To get started, fill out an Intent to Apply form and return it to our office by January 26, 2015.


Projects Awarded Spring 2014

Daniel Bauer: The Cultural Ecology of ‘Chambira’ Palm Use - $4,422.00

Sang Choe: Impact of the Communist Exonomic Doctrines on the Development of the Emerging Retail Structures of the Free Market System in North Korea - $4,800.00

Claudine Fairchild: Improving Employee Relations in Healthcare Facilities - $4,323.00

Mikel Hand: Post Mortem Nursing Care Effectiveness as Perceived by United States Mortuary Practitioners - $4,094.00

Shannon Pritchard: Ferdinando I de’Medici’s Gift to the Church of the Holy sepulcher in 1587: A Reexamination of Giambologna’s Bronze Ornamento and Medici Patronage in the Holy Land - $2,456.00

Nancy Raen-Mendez: Panrabble Assimilation: Visual Representations of Casually and Formally Linked Entities - $4,267.00

Anne Statham: Strategies in Virtual Advocacy and their Impact in Welfare and Tax Policy -$4,709.00

Kevin Valadares: The Invincibility Factor and Health Insurance: Determining Self-Perceptions of Health and Knowledge of Obamacare Among 18-29 Year-Olds - $1,974.00


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