Seed Grant Proposals
CNPD Office of Research & Grants Management has funds available for scholarly activities for faculty.
Calls for proposals are issued twice a year.
Build college research and scholarship.
- Proposed research projects should produce preliminary or pilot data to develop larger, grant-funded projects.
- Proposed scholarly projects should further the practice or training of practitioners in professional fields of study.
- Fall semester proposals must be submitted no later than the first Friday in November by 5 p.m. (CST).
- Spring semester proposals must be submitted no later than the first Friday in March by 5 p.m. (CST).
Submit proposals to the CNPD Office of Research & Grants Management by emailing UND.email@example.com
Each award will be up to $5,000 and priority will be given to those proposals that clearly advance the research and scholarship mission of the college.
- Fall semester call for proposals will fund projects from January 1 through December 31.
- Spring semester call for proposals will fund projects from May 1 through April 30.
These funds may be used for research-related costs such as printing, consultation, equipment, travel, supplies and research assistant salary. Faculty salary is allowed for work conducted during summer months. All unused funds will be returned to the CNPD Research Office.
- Tenure track and non-tenure track faculty are encouraged to apply.
- 60% appointment with CNPD
- Non-tenure track seed grant award recipients may be able to adjust their workload and should work with their Department Chair to accommodate the additional scholarship/research activities.
- One proposal per applicant per round
Previous Award Recipients
Previous award recipients are allowed to apply for funding if requirements of prior funding were met as required by the final report, along with submission of seed grant output(s).
Those who received previous grant support from the CNPD Office of Research & Grants Management and are submitting a proposal for continuation of that research project must attach a copy of the previous final report(s) and outputs with the current submitted proposal, describing in the narrative how the new project aim(s) aligns and is distinct from the prior project aim(s).
The final report summarizes the work completed toward the project aim(s) and lists outputs achieved (can be “in progress” such as draft presentation, article, or grant).
- Submit final reports to the Office of Research & Grants Management, UND.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fall semester award recipients will be required to submit a final report by January 15 after the award period ends.
- Spring semester award recipients will be required to submit a final report by May 15 after award period ends.
- Within one year of the scholarship/research project completion, award recipients will
also be expected to present proof of submission or acceptance of their research results
for dissemination through:
- presentation at a state, regional, or national professional conference
- research program development through an external grant application
For questions related to the CNPD seed grant submission, please reach out to the CNPD Research Office for guidance.
1. Title Page
- Title of proposal
- Name and title of applicant, campus location and contact information
- Total amount requested
- Any funding received for previous research activity
- Signature of the Department Chair. If applicant does not report to a Department Chair, the signature of direct supervisor is required.
Three pages maximum to include study purpose, background/significance, specific aims/research questions, theoretical framework, methods, data analysis and plan for dissemination of knowledge to the professional community.
5. Time Table
Target dates month by month (meant as a guide)
6. Evidence of Regulatory Compliance (approved or pending approval)
- e.g. IRB, Human Subjects Education, Biosafety Committee approval.
7. Statement of Intent
State plans to disseminate research findings and subsequent funding or subsequent scholarly project.
9. Biographical Sketch
10. Historical Grant Support at the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines
Include copies of final reports related to this or other CNPD-funded projects, if applicable.
Related support material (optional).