Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to participate?
Only faculty are eligible to receive a grant. Blue administrators and project managers (those collecting the course evaluation and assessment data – i.e., Explorance’s contacts already invited to the conferences) are excluded as the objective is to broaden the scope of topics and participation in the Bluenotes Community.
Can proposals include multiple faculty?
Can multiple faculty from the same institution submit independent proposals?
Yes. Multiple faculty from the same institution are eligible to receive grants.
How much will each faculty receive in grant money?
The final amount awarded per proposal is contingent upon the total number of accepted proposals. The minimum amount to be awarded is $10,000 per proposal.
Are there any restrictions on the use of the grant funds?
No. However, please keep in mind that travel expenses must be budgeted by the grant recipient. Award money can be used to fund travel to the Bluenotes Global 2020 conference. Please note that conference registration fees for award recipients will be waived by Explorance.
What are the requirements for receiving a grant?
Faculty awards are contingent upon the recipient providing a progress report of their research (April 15), a presentation for inclusion in the Bluenotes Global 2020 conference program (June 30), and attendance/presentation at the Bluenotes Global 2020.
Must faculty use data collected by Blue?
Faculty are encouraged, but not required, to use data collected with Blue or BlueX within the proposal.
Explorance is offering faculty a free BlueX survey account to collect data for this initiative. BlueX, Explorance’s new software solution that rivals Qualtrics and Surveymonkey, can be used for the data collection. More details about BlueX are available at: https://explorance.com/products/bluex/. To obtain a free BlueX account, please contact Sophiann Hayet (email@example.com).
Is this initiative available to faculty at institutions in North America only?
No. Proposals will be accepted for consideration from any institution, regardless of location.
Can faculty submit a proposal for an existing research project?
Yes. Faculty may use an existing research project or use the funding to support data collection in spring 2020.
Is the proposal required to include final research results?
No. In case of a multi-year study, preliminary results of research may be presented at Bluenotes Global 2020.
Can corporate customers participate?
No. Submissions are limited to institutions of higher education.