University of Southern Indiana

Internal Awards and Grants

USI offers up to $140,000 annually in various internal research awards and grants opportunities for faculty. We encourage you to apply for these opportunities to get your piece of the pie! A complete list of the call for proposals is below with links to the guidance to each program. Contact your Grant Administrator for assistance.

Internal Grant Writing Workshops

OSPRA will once again host workshops to assist faculty in developing and submitting an internal grant proposal.  If you need assistance with your internal award/grant proposal considering dropping in on one of the scheduled OSPRA internal grant workshop sessions.  Bring a notebook or a laptop and any questions you may have about the proposal, budget, or using Cayuse. 

Workshop Dates and Times:


Start the process to apply for one of the below grants/awards by submitting an Intent to Apply Form.  Submit this form at least one week prior to the grant/award deadline.

Click here to access the online Intent to Apply form.

Click on the grant/award name below to access the program guidelines:

USI Internal Awards and Grants  

2021 Early Career Faculty Grant--Due November 2, 2020

Contact: Rebecca Deeg, 812-228-5149,  

2021 Tenured or Clinical Faculty Grant--Due November 2, 2020

Contact: Rebecca Deeg,  812-228-5149, rdeeg@usi.edu

2021 Faculty Research Creative Work Grant--Due November 2, 2020

Contact: Rebecca Deeg, 812-228-5149, 

2021 New Harmony Outreach and Engagement Faculty Grant--Due November 2, 2020

Contact: Claire Eagle, 812-682-4488, ceagle@usi.edu

2020 Applied Research Faculty Outreach and Engagement Award--Not offered until Fall 2021

Contact: Steven Stump, 812-228-5094, 

College of Liberal Arts Internal Grants and Awards

Liberal Arts Research Awards (LARA)--Due October 15, 2020

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Development Awards (CLAFDA)--Due October 15, 2020

Contact:  Melinda Roberts, Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, 812-461-5475, mrroberts1@usi.edu

Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education Grants and Awards

Pott College Innovation Fund--Not offered Fall 2020

Science, Engineering, and Education Research Award Grants (SEERGA)--Not offered Fall 2020

Contact:  Glenna Bower, Associate Dean of the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education, 812-464-1709, gbower@usi.edu


Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Internal Grants/Awards

Early Career Faculty Grant

  • Dr. Srikanth Dandotkar, Psychology
  • Dr. Kristin LaFollette, English
  • Dr. Srishti Srivastava, Computer Science
  • Dr. Urska Dobersek, Psychology
  • Dr. Mina Asghari Heidarlou, Engineering
  • Dr. Zachary D. Ward, Health Services
  • Dr. Brooke Mathna, Criminal Justice
  • Dr. Casey L. Pycior, English
  • Dr. T. Kyle R. Mara, Biology
  • Dr. Lindsay Greer, Communications
  • Dr. Angela Martin Perez, World Languages and Cultures
  • Dr. Susan J. Ely, Engineering
 
Tenured or Clinical Faculty Grant
  • Dr. Melissa Stacer, Criminal Justice
  • Dr. Michael R. Strezewski, World Languages and Cultures
  • Dr. Amy Montz, English
  • Ms. Xinran Hu, Art and Design
 
Faculty Research and Creative Work Grant
  • Dr. Srikanth Dandotkar, Psychology
  • Dr. Leigh Anne Howard, Communications
  • Dr. J. Casey Harison, History
  • Dr. Jennifer L. Evans, Nursing
  • Dr. Serah W. Theuri, Health Professions
  • Dr. K. Joy Howard, Education
  • Dr. Eric S. Greenwood, Geology and Physics
  • Dr. Andrew J. Hill, Engineering
 
Outreach & Engagement Applied Research Faculty Award
  • Dr. Robin E. Carroll, Education
  
Outreach & Engagement New Harmony Faculty Grant
  • Dr. Adam G. Tennant, Engineering
  • Dr. Erin Gilles, Communications
 

Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Internal Grants/Awards

Early Career Faculty Grant
  • Dr. Alex Champagne, Biology
  • Dr. Daniel Elg, Engineering
  • Dr. David O'Neil, English
  • Dr. Jamie Seitz, Accounting
  • Dr. Moriah Smothers, Teacher Education
  • Dr. Crystal Steltenpohl, Psychology
  • Ms. Andrea Wright, David L. Rice Library
 
Tenured or Clinical Faculty Grant
  • Dr. Jeri Burger, Nursing
  • Dr. Mikel Hand, Nursing

Faculty Research and Creative Work Grant
  • Dr. Hilary Braysmith, Art
  • Dr. Urska Dobersek, Psychology
  • Dr. Jinsuk Yang, Finance
 

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Internal Grants/Awards

Early Career Faculty Grant
  • Dr. Cacee Hoyer, History
  • Dr. Abigail Alexander, French
  • Dr. Jenna Kloosterman, Engineering
  • Dr. Marthinus Koen, Criminal Justice
  • Dr. Misty Ostergaard, Mathmatics
  • Dr. Uditha Wijesuriya, Mathmatics
 
Tenured or Clinical Faculty Grant
  • Dr. Priya Hewavitharanage, Chemistry
  • Dr. Denise Lynn, History
  • Dr. Xinran Hu, Graphic Design

Faculty Research and Creative Work Grant

  • Mr. John Paulson, Social Work
  • Dr. Veronica Huggins, Social Work
  • Dr. Sang Choe, Marketing
 
Applied Research Faculty Outreach and Engagement Award
  • Dr. Marthinus Koen, Criminal Justice
  • Dr. Jessica Wood, Occupational Therapy

Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Internal Grants/Awards

Provost Office Summer Pilot 

  • Norma Rosas Mayen, LA

USI Summer Research Award for Junior Faculty

  • Brian Bohrer, SEE
  • Christos Deligkaris, SEE
  • Erin Gilles, LA
  • Farid El Breidi, SEE
  • Francesca Ortegren, LA
  • Cristina Gilstrap, BE
  • Phoneshia Wells, NH 

USI Historic New Harmony Outreach and Engagement 2014-2015 Fellowship Award

  • Dr. Kevin Valadares, NH

USI Faculty Research and Creative Work Grant                      

  • Guoyuan Huang, SEE            
  • Rex Strange, SEE
  • Alyssa Weatherholt, SEE   

Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Internal Grants/Awards

USI Faculty Research and Creative Work Grant

  • Paul Doss, SEE                      
  • Guoyuan Huang, SEE            
  • Denise Lynn, LA  
  • Julie McCullough, NH    
  • Anne Statham LA    
  • Edmir Wade, SEE 
  • Kristen Wilkins, LA                                     

USI Summer Research Award for Junior Faculty

  • Roxanne Beckham, NH
  • Katherine Daniels, LA
  • Kimberly Delaney, SEE
  • Kevin Goodman, SEE
  • Joy Howard, SEE
  • Elissa Mitchell, LA
  • Yuxia Qian, LA
  • Tillman Russell, LA 
  • Thomas Weber, BE
  • Angela Wooton, NH
  • Yajuan Xiang, SEE

Provost Office Summer Pilot 

  • Austin Anderson, SEE              
  • Kevin Valadares, NH
  • Hui Shi, BE 

Center for Applied Research and Economic Development Award

  • Tom Litney and Swateja Nimkar, NH
  • Clarissa Willis, SEE

Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Internal Grants/Awards

USI Summer Research Award for Junior Faculty

  • Dr. Rebecca Sparks-Thissen, Biology
  • Dr. Shannon Pritchard, Art
  • Dr. Hui Shi, Computer Science
  • Ashley Hall, Psychology
  • Dr. Dinko Bacic, Computer Information Systems
  • Dr. Jill Oeding, Business Administration
  • Brett Anderson, Art
  • Dr. Chad Gonnerman, Philosophy
  • Dr. Swateja Nimkar, Health Services
  • Dr. Stella Ress, History
  • Dr. Tori Shoulders, Teacher Education

Provost Office Summer Pilot Grant

  • Dr. Dinko Bacic, Computer Information Systems
  • Dr. Kimberly Delaney, Biology
  • Dr. Chad Gonnerman, Philosophy

USI Historic New Harmony Outreach and Engagement 2014-2015 Fellowship Award

  • Teresa Branson, Teacher Education
  • Dr. Kevin Valadares, Health Services

Center for Applied Research and Economic Development Faculty, Outreach and Engagement Summer 2015 Fellowship Award

  • Drs. Leigh Anne Howard and David Black
  • Dr. Serah Theuri, Food and Nutrition

USI Faculty Research and Creative Work Grant

  • Dr. Manuel Apodaca Valdez, Spanish
  • Dr. David Black, Radio and Television
  • Dr. Leigh Anne Howard, Communication Studies
  • Dr. Sheri Keenan, Criminal Justice Studies
  • Dr. Anton Maria, Geology
  • Dr. Michael Ndemanu, Education
  • Dr. Oanu Popescu-Sandu, English
  • Dr. Norma Rosas Mayen, Spanish
  • Dr. Melissa Stacer, Criminal Justice Studies
  • Dr. Gongjun Yan, Computer Science

Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Internal Awards

USI Summer Research Award for Junior Faculty

 Dr. Aimee Adam, Assistant Professor of Psychology – Measuring Propensity to form Parasocial Relationships, $7,000

• Dr. Trent Engbers, Assistant Professor of Political Science – Civic Cities, $7,000

• Dr. Jessica Garces Jensen, Assistant Professor of French – Scribit Mater Dolorosa: Birthing Death in Camille Laurens’ Philippe (1995), $7,000

• Dr. Andrew Jason Hill, Assistant Professor of Engineering – Wetland Hydrologic Model Development and Testing, $7,000

• Dr. Sakina Hughes, Assistant Professor of History – A Big Black Boom!: African Americans in the Nineteenth-Century Pacific, $7,000

• Dr. Laci Rogers Lyons, Assistant Professor of Management – An Examination of the Role of Mentors in Nascent Entrepreneurial Success, $7,000

• Dr. Erin Reynolds, Assistant Professor of Health Services - Health Worker Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests in Health Clinics in the West Coast Region of Gambia, West Africa, $7,000

• Dr. Emily Teising, Instructor of World Languages and Cultures - Born to fight a bull: Representations of Women's Ambition in Leon Gozlan's "Le notaire de Chantilly" and "Le medecin du Pecq," $7,000

• Dr. Gongjun Yan, Assistant Professor of Computer Science – Preserving Privacy in Vehicular Network, $7,000

 OSPRA 2014 Summer Research Grant for Pilot Research Projects

• Dr. Gabriela Mustata Wilson, Assistant Professor of Health Services/Administration - Improving the Progression of Autism Spectrum Disorders through Health Informatics, $5,489

• Dr. Norma Rosas Mayes, Assistant Professor of Spanish – Moroccan Spanish and Culture, $6,999

• Mr. Brad Reel, Interlibrary Loan Librarian - Cultural Amenities, Wholesome Alternatives: Libraries and Reading Rooms of America's Railroads, $4,752

New Harmony Outreach and Engagement Faculty Grant

• Dr. Bill Elliott, Associate Professor of Geology - Contributions of William Maclure and David Dale Owen to North American Geology with a new display in the Working Men's Institute in New Harmony, $19,292

Darrel Bigham Faculty Engagement Grant

• Dr. Bill Elliott, Associate Professor of Geology - Contributions of William Maclure and David Dale Owen to North American Geology with a new display in the Working Men's Institute in New Harmony, $4,000

Applied Research Faculty Outreach and Engagement Award

• Dr. Amie McKibban, Assistant Professor of Psychology - Mapping One's Community Assets: A Case Study and Strengths Based Approach to LGBT Inclusivity, $4,000

• Dr. Clarissa Willis, Associate Professor of Education - Building Capacity for a Brighter Tomorrow: Youth Build and USI Partnership for Student Retention and Improvement, $4,000 

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