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2014-2015 Immaculata University Mini-Grant Applications are currently being accepted!

Funding for the Academic Year 2014-2015 projects is now available. Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis. To increase your chances of being funded, please submit your proposal as soon as possible. Follow the mini-grant application process below to be considered for one of these awards or link to our Call for Proposals document.


Mini-Grant Application Process

Immaculata mini-grant funds are applicable to any discipline, any of the three Colleges, and any full-time faculty member. The limitations are few: 

  • The project must include students. Students are to be mentored in research processes. Applications which include students only as lab assistants will not be considered.
  • Individual dissertation research is not eligible.
  • Satisfaction of standard course requirements is not eligible, though faculty/student research in an independent study setting is acceptable. If you have questions about the distinction, we would be glad to discuss your project with you.
When you have thought through your project and are ready to submit a proposal, please call or visit the office.
Please obtain RERB approval before applying for a mini-grant if you are going to be using human subjects in your research. You will also need to gain additional approval if you will be using IU populations in your research. Check the RERB website for specifics.
Fill out the Mini-Grant Cover Sheet and an Application Form to apply for a mini-grant. Please include the following information in your proposal:
  • Title
  • Aims of the project
  • Significance
  • Number of students involved
  • Project description
  • Project budget, limited to $2000 (please also include justification for the budget)
All applications will be peer-reviewed. Awards will be made on merit. Opportunities for response to critiques will be provided. Talk with a current researcher to learn why it is worth the effort.
Mini-grant submissions will continue to be accepted until all appropriated funds have been committed. Projects may begin any time after July 1, 2014, and must be completed by June 30, 2015. Start thinking about the possibilities! 

2013-2014 Immaculata Univerisity Mini-Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the following Immaculata University faculty members who were  awarded an Office of Sponsored Research Mini-Grant last year:

  • Dr. Francien Chenoweth Dorliae, Graduate Department of Psychology - Correlates of agression, traumatic experiences and life satisfaction; college in post-conflict
  • Ms. Diane Grimes, Department of Art - Usage/observation of applications (studio art/recording/photography) using an iPhone or iPad to create interdisciplinary multi-media digital stories
  • Dr. Dawn Kriebel, Undergraduate Department of Psychology - Cumulative Risk and Caregiver Behavior During Two Learning Tasks
  • Dr. Jean Shingle, Department of Biology - Development of a protocol for the production and purification of glutathione reductase from Chlamydomonas reihnardtii in the undergraduate laboratory
  • Dr. Kelly Orlando, Department of Biology - Insight into nutrient uptake pathways and pathogenesis in the yeast species Candida glabrata
  • Dr. Marie McGrath, Graduate Department of Psychology - Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy: Applications in Psychological Research
  • Dr. David Martinson, Graduate Department of Psychology - Implementing Collaborative Clinical Supervision Feedback Tools in Counseling Practicum and Internship Settings


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