Who is eligible to participate?
Faculty in Bluenotes community institutions are eligible to receive a faculty research grant. Blue administrators and project managers (those collecting the course evaluation and assessment data – i.e., Explorance’s contacts invited to the conferences) are excluded, as the objective is to broaden the scope of topics and participation by the Bluenotes Community members.
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.
Can funding be used to pay indirect costs?
Yes, up to 10% of the funding can be used to pay indirect costs. Please include this in your submitted budget proposal.
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 2021 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 (by April 15, 2021), a presentation for inclusion in the 2021 conference program (by June 30, 2021), and attendance/presentation at the 2021 conference.
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 survey 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 for your faculty research initiative, please contact Yeona Jang (email@example.com) at Explorance.
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 corporate customers participate?
No. Submissions are limited to institutions of higher education.
Can faculty grant recipients from Bluenotes 2020 VX apply for funding?
Yes. Faculty are encourage to submit an application to the Faculty Research Grants 2021, including for the continuation of research presented at the Bluenotes Global 2020 VX.
When will grant funds be distributed by Explorance?
It is assumed that faculty will follow the internal institutional process for grant approvals. Faculty will work directly with Explorance to have the funds distributed according to any applicable institutional process and policy governing grant awards.