This is the second of four annual competitions to promote partnership-based research at Georgia State.
Partnerships can be new, developing, or established and be across all disciplines and focus areas.
Funds support course releases, summer funding, doctoral-level GRAs, & registration/travel to conferences.
No. This grant is designed to support the development of research-practice partnerships. It is also part of broader collaboration with stakeholders across Georgia State to elevate the value of engaged research by evaluating what structural changes can be made to support this model.
The proposal narrative cannot exceed three single-spaced pages. The optional letter of support or commitment does not count toward the three-page limit. The budget and budget justification should use the provided Excel template and follow the instructions contained within that file. Please use one-inch margins and 12-point Times New Roman font. The narrative (and optional letter of support or commitment) should be uploaded as a single PDF file in the Internal Grants portal. The budget should be uploaded as an Excel (.xlsx) file.
For your application to be eligible for review, it must include all the required elements and be approved in the Internal Grants portal by (a) your department chair, (b) your unit business manager, and (c) your unit grants manager or college grants and contracts officer. Applications are due by April 7, 2023, at 5:15 p.m. ET. All individuals in the workflow must approve the application by April 11 at 5:15 p.m. ET.
This competition is designed to support new, developing, and/or established RPPs.
No. We encourage applications from all disciplines and focus areas.
No, this award does not allow sub-awards or any flow through of funds to the partner(s).
Yes. Funds can only be used for doctoral-level GRAs if students are actively contributing to the project in partnership with the PI. If doctoral-level graduate students are not available, the award may be used to fund undergraduate and/or masters-level students as long as this funding is a small portion of the budget. If requesting funding for GRAs, describe their roles in the budget justification.
The review process will begin in April 2023, with award decisions expected by the end of the spring semester. Funding will be from August 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024.
Applicants may apply for future rounds of funding, but this application is for funds to use from August 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024.
No. All activities should be feasible within the funding period (August 1, 2023–June 30, 2024). As a reminder, this competition will run for at least two more years.
Yes. Within 30 days of receiving the award, the PI will meet with GPL to discuss the project and to determine how GPL can best support them through the RPP experience. Additionally, the PI and partner organization will prepare a joint presentation for GPL at the end of the award to highlight activities and progress to date, which will be shared with all funders.
Yes. The total file size combined between the narrative (including the optional letter of support or commitment) and the budget and budget justification template cannot exceed 10 MB. Please note, adding images and graphics to your proposal narrative can substantially increase the file size. If this happens, you may need to reduce the file size before uploading.
Applications are due on April 7, 2023, and the funding begins on August 1, 2023.
|Applications Due||April 7, 2023|
|Approval Workflow Complete||April 11, 2023|
|Application Review Begins||April 2023|
|Award Decisions||May 2023|
|Funding Period||August 1, 2023–June 30, 2024|
The narrative should address the elements below and not exceed three single-spaced pages.
- Partner information
- Organization name
- Contact person
- Contact person’s email address
- Type of partnership (new or established)
- Brief organizational overview and history of the research-practice partnership
- Problem articulation
- What’s the problem you’re trying to solve?
- What do you bring to solving the problem?
- What does the partner organization bring to solving the problem?
- Outline your year 1 goals related to
- Partnership building,
- Research agenda setting/planning,
- Data acquisition/data-sharing agreements (if applicable), and
- Preliminary research.
- What would this RPP be doing in five years?
- How does this RPP align with your advancement toward tenure and promotion?
- Optional: Applicants are highly encouraged to append a letter of support from their partner to the proposal narrative, but it is not required. Supportive letters from partners will be viewed favorably by the review committee. Letters of support do not count toward the three-page narrative limit.
Using the provided Excel budget template, applicants should indicate the amount of funding requested (up to $35,000) and describe how the funding will be used. Please download the budget and budget justification template below.
This competition does not allow indirect costs, and personnel costs must include the corresponding fringe rate. Funds must be spent by June 30, 2024. Funds can only be used for doctoral-level GRAs if students are actively contributing to the project in partnership with the principal investigator (PI). If requesting funding for GRAs, describe their roles in the budget justification.
Optional: Applicants are highly encouraged to append a letter of support or commitment from their partner to the narrative, but it is not required. Supportive letters from partners will be viewed favorably by the review committee. Letters of support do not count toward the three-page narrative limit.
The Gullah Museum, a nonprofit organization based in Georgetown, S.C., is dedicated to the preservation and teaching of Gullah Geechee culture and history. This research practice-partnership will focus on developing an ongoing partnership to support the needs of the museum and a research agenda that advances understanding of the Gullah Geechee community and adds vital resources to the museum.
Dr. Brown, along with doctoral student Debra Dozier-Coulter—who grew up in Georgetown—will work with the Gullah Museum to produce ongoing research that benefits the community and extends the legacies of the museum’s founders, Vermelle “Bunny” Smith Rodrigues and her husband, Andrew Rodrigues. Their work will show how university-based research can be used to serve the needs of the communities it represents.
Atlanta’s Dixie Hills Community Civic Club (DHCCC) is a nonprofit, member-run, membership-based neighbors’ association comprised of Dixie Hills residents, businesses and community leaders. Dr. Zaimi and the DHCCC will work together to provide DHCCC with the necessary data and tools to advocate for policy and planning solutions to problems created by the large number of remote-investor-owned properties in Dixie Hills, which are estimated as high as one-third of the community’s total building stock.
Dr. Zaimi and the DHCCC will work together to provide a precise assessment of the extent of this type of ownership, its determinants and localized impacts. The assessment will guide DHCCC’s policy advocacy efforts and inform solutions targeted to local housing, tax and code enforcement authorities.