CFE research offers small publication and presentation grants to support faculty-level research communication efforts. Examples of projects that could be funded include:

  • Reflective essay focusing on your own experiences with communicating your research to broader audiences
  • Case studies focusing on using a particular type of method (e.g., social media) to communicate your research and its impact on broader audience understanding
  • Methods and processes you have used to communicate your research to different types of audiences (e.g., within and outside your disciplinary area)
  • Comparing traditional scholarship with other form of research communication you have used to communicate your research findings
  • Other research communication projects are welcome; discuss with Erin Malloy (Erin_Malloy@med.unc.edu) in advance of applying

Amount:

Publication grants: Up to $5,000 can be requested

Presentation grants: Up to $2,500 can be requested (NOTE: If your conference and travel expenses are being offset by the conference organizer or other agency, you would not be eligible to apply for this grant)

Deadlines:

Grant Duration:

The duration of each grant is 1 year.

Application Contents:

Complete the online form that asks for:

  • Contact information for the applicant and departmental administrator or grants manager
  • Whether you are applying for a publication or presentation grant
  • Title of publication or presentation
  • Proposal (12,000 characters with spaces or approximately 3 pages) to describe the project you want to publish or present as it relates to Research Communication. Address the following points to organize your proposal:
    • Objective of your project: What is the objective of your Research Communication project?
    • Theory and methods to guide your project: Describe theory, methods, or approach to conduct your project. In particular, describe the methods and processes to communicate your research to broader audiences. If you are comparing different types of research communication, indicate the research design, sample(s)/population(s), data collection, and data analyses proposed to make these comparisons.
    • Who is/are the audience(s) for your publication or presentation? Where might you publish or present?
    • Include a timeline of when deliverable (manuscript to submit for publication or presentation given) will be achieved.
  • Statement (2,000 characters with spaces or approximately ¾ page) focusing on what are your faculty development needs to support your project (e.g., learning social media strategies, learning about appropriate publication possibilities)
  • If applying for a presentation grant, email us your abstract acceptance confirmation
  • Fillable budget spreadsheet followed by a budget justification. See Budget FAQs for allowable costs.

Evaluation Criteria:

Applications will be reviewed by CFE staff on the following criteria:

  • Organization of the proposal using the key points mentioned in the Application Contents
  • Feasibility to complete the proposed project by the end of the grant award period (expectation that a scholarly manuscript will be submitted for publication or presentation delivered by end of grant period)
  • If conducting a project comparing different types of research communication, the use of appropriate research design and methods to carry out and complete the project in a feasible manner.
  • Your faculty development needs to carry out project or publish/present your project
  • Confirmation of attending a conference if applying for a presentation grant
  • Adherence to budgetary expectations and allowable costs as referred in the Budget FAQs.

Application Checklist:

Applications will be reviewed by CFE staff on the following criteria:
Completed online form that includes:

  • Contact information,
  • Title,
  • Proposal
  • Faculty development needs statement
  • Budget/budget justification
  • For presentation grants, include email indicating your conference abstract was accepted

Please contact Erin Malloy (Erin_Malloy@med.unc.edu) if you have any questions about Research Communication Publication and Presentation Grants and the application expectations and process.

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