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Introduction

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Submission Instructions

Requirements

Evaluation

Sample Budget

Sample Timeline


Introduction

CCUMC, the Consortium of College & University Media Centers, an organization founded in 1971 and consisting of 750 members from higher education institutions and their corporate partners, is dedicated to the improvement of higher education through developing knowledge and practice in the area of leadership in media and academic technology. The CCUMC research grant is named in memory and honor of former CCUMC Executive Director Donald A. Rieck, who contributed almost two decades of leadership to the organization and mentorship of its members.

CCUMC invites faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students to submit research proposals for the 2013 Donald A. Rieck Research Grant. Proposals will be considered for funding (up to $20,000) that will improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of higher education by developing new knowledge and practices that improve leadership, knowledge, accessibility, and utilization of media and academic technology to improve teaching and learning.

Successful proposals will articulate a focus on needs or opportunities related to educational media production, selection, management, or utilization, the distribution and support of digital content, or the innovative use or support of technology to enhance higher education learning outcomes. Greater consideration will be given to studies with general application to the field. CCUMC encourages the partnering of media and academic technology professionals, students, and faculty as co-principal investigators.

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2013 Call for Proposals Timeline

March 27, 2013 Call for Proposals Published
June 3, 20123 Proposal Submission Deadline
June 21, 2013 Notification of Decision to Applicants

* Research projects should be in progress within six months of funding notification and be completed and reported on within 24 months. Project timelines that will be completed in less than a year from notification of funding are preferred.

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Proposal Submission Instructions

Proposals must be submitted in PDF format via the online form linked from http://ccumc.org. Proposals should include the following:

1. Names and contact information for the primary contact and all
Principal Investigators
2. Curriculum Vitaes, resumes, bios, and description of the relevant
qualifications of the investigator(s)
3. Project name
4. 150-word project abstract
5. Clear objectives
6. Description of the scientific, educational, or practical significance of
the research
7. Description of the suitability of the research methods to be
employed
8. An external evaluation plan
9. Detailed description of the required funding and project budget
10. Planned timeline and progress benchmarks to be reported to
CCUMC
11. Disclosure of any potential financial conflicts of interest

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Proposal Requirements

Proposal document may not exceed six pages single-spaced in 12-point font, and must be submitted in PDF format. Project budget and timeline should be included as attachments, and do not count toward the six-page limit. A sample budget and timeline are appended to this document.

Grant funding must be processed through the host institution's research grant administration unit. Indirect overhead costs paid from the grant funding may not exceed 8%. Grant funds may not be used to augment the total salary or rate of salary of faculty during their regular academic appointment term, but may be used for "summer salary” for faculty to support the research activities or to augment the appointment of student investigators.

Any research involving human subjects must comply with all applicable research risk regulations. Investigators will be required to obtain and document institutional IRB approval (if appropriate) before funding disbursement. Research results must be published in the CCUMC College & University Media Review journal, and investigators are strongly encouraged to submit a presentation proposal for a CCUMC Annual Conference. Investigators are encouraged to publish and present research results in other venues, but should credit CCUMC for project funding in such works or presentations.

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Proposal Evaluation

The following evaluation rubric will be used in the scoring of 2013 Donald A. Rieck Research Grant proposals:

CriterionDoes not meet (0)Meets (3)
Exceeds (5)
All required information included in proposal document, proposal document in correct format, proposal requirements met
n/a
Project addresses the purpose of the Research Grant
Project team has appropriate background and capabilities to conduct proposed research
Research objectives are clear and achievable
Research methods are appropriate to the research objectives
The proposed research supports the interests of CCUMC
Topic is innovative and addresses issues related to emerging/new technologies or practices
Proposal explains how this project is a natural extension of prior relevant research or documents a lack of research in the area
There is a clear need for this research (i.e., the results will address a significant problem or important question)
There is a clear need for this research (i.e., the results will address a significant problem or important question)
Project budget is appropriately detailed, prudent, and well-aligned with research objectives
Project progress benchmarks and timeline are within requirements, detailed, and appropriate to the research objectives and methods
Research results will be generalizable and useful to the higher education community and the CCUMC membership


*External evaluation: Someone with experience in research methods appropriate to your project but outside your research team should examine your work and validate your methods. This step helps ensure that there are no oversights in design or execution that might compromise the value of the effort. The evaluation should focus on project impact and outcomes and address all key project activities. Appropriate evaluators might be faculty at your institution or another, evaluators from your institution’s Office of Research and Assessment, or other colleagues with relevant background.

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Sample Budget

A total of $19,834 is requested for this project. Relevant expenses are listed below:

Software license for synchronous collaboration

$ 1,300.00

Payments to experimental subjects (400 @ $25)

$ 10,000.00

Consulting fee for statistician

$ 1,250.00

Snacks for focus group sessions

$ 100.00

Programming assistance/consultation

$ 2,750.00

Student hourly wage support (225 hrs @ $8/hr)

$ 1,800.00

Consulting fee for external reviewer

$ 1,250.00

Indirect Overhead @ 7.5%

$ 1,384.00

Total

$ 19,834.00

In-kind support from the host institution will include office supplies, copying, postage, and student hourly employee wages beyond those funded by the grant monies.

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Sample Timeline

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Research Question 1 (repeat as needed for multiple research questions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finalize instrument(s)

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address all legal issues, including any final IRB changes*

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

External evaluation of research plan

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Possible instrument testing

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final adjustments before data collection

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benchmark Report 1

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recruit participants

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gather all legal consent forms from participants

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data collection

 

 

 

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

Benchmark Report 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

Data analysis

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

Submit CCUMC Conference proposal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

Submit article draft to College and University Media Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

Submit Final Report to CCUMC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

*CCUMC funds are disbursed after IRB approval, if IRB is required.

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