Next spring up to $332,000 in grants will be awarded to MSU faculty as part of the annual Innovations in University-Community Research Collaborations competitive grant program, sponsored by the Families And Communities Together ( FACT ) Coalition and University Outreach and Engagement, and MSU Extension.
The Innovations program is designed to increase MSU's competitive stance for federal research funding that addresses issues related to the health and well-being of children, youth, families, and communities. The program supports multidisciplinary and collaborative research that links MSU with Michigan communities.
Tenure-stream MSU faculty, nontenure-stream faculty who have research assignments, and MSU Extension staff who are in the continuing employment system are eligible to
apply for Innovations funding. All projects must be collaborative
efforts and must include:
- MSU faculty from more than one department or unit and more
than one discipline.
- Off-campus MSU Extension staff or representatives of community
organizations (community partners).
- Six, 12-24 month, grants of up to $50,000 each will be
awarded. Proposals must focus on one of the topics five following
- Families and Aging
- Families and the Economy
- Family and Community Diversity and Disparities
- Family and Community Health
- Families, Technology and Human Development
UOE-MSU Extension grants are awarded for one year. For 2008-2009, one $32,000 award will be made for research on positive youth development. The project must focus on positive outcomes for children, youth, and families and be located with the Detroit Youthville program.
MSU faculty, Extension staff and community partners who are
interested in learning how to apply for a research grant addressing
a variety of issues related to families and communities are
invited to attend information forums in October.
- Monday, September 29, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00
p.m. Michigamme, Kellogg Center
- Tuesday, October 21, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00
a.m. Willy Room, Kellogg Center
Please contact the FACT office at email@example.com to reserve space at the forum you prefer to attend.
If you would like to receive an e-mail reminder before the forum, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These annual forums bring together potential project partners from on and off campus, provide details about the request for proposals, and address questions about the application process. Each forum contains the same information, are free and open to all.
Following the September 29th forum, a seminar titled "Building a Strong Proposal" will be conducted from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Michigamme Room) for potential applicants. Lunch will be provided from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Room Red Cedar A. Please contact FACT office at email@example.com to reserve space at this event.
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A panel of children, youth, family, and community scholars from
MSU will review FACT proposals. The panel will be chaired by
William Davidson, university distinguished professor, Department
of Psychology. Notification of all awards will take place after
March 23, 2009. Written evaluations of the proposals will be
distributed to principal investigators by April 16, 2009.
Click on the links that follow for the complete Innovations in University-Community
Research Collaborations request for proposals, supporting documents
for the Innovations application, information on previous FACT grant
projects, and a searchable database of potential research partners.
Visit the FACT web site at http://www.fact.msu.edu/
Janet Bokemeier, Co-Director, FACT
Chair and Professor, MSU Department of Sociology
Cheryl Booth, Co-Director, FACT Coalition
Assistant Director, Children, Youth, Families and Communities- MSUE
Patricia Farrell, Associate Director,
Senior Director, University-Community Partnerships, University
Outreach & Engagement