Who is eligible to participate?
Faculty in Bluenotes community institutions are eligible to receive a faculty research grant. The principal investigator must be a faculty member, while collaborators and co-investigators can be non-faculty (program administrators, Blue administrators etc.), in a Bluenotes community academic institution.
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.
Do I mention the Research Ethic Board review status in the proposal?
Yes. Your research proposal must be in compliance with your institution’s Research Ethics Board requirements. Please make sure that your timeline in the application includes the time to take proper steps to get your institution’s research ethics board approval, accordingly.
How much will each faculty receive in grant money?
The final amount awarded per proposal is contingent upon the total number of accepted proposals. Each faculty grant award will be between $10,000 USD and $15,000 USD per proposal.
Are there any restrictions on the use of the grant funds?
Yes. The grant should be used both for the research proposed but also knowledge transfer from the research, according to the budget specified in your proposal. Please keep in mind that travel expenses must be budgeted by the grant recipient. Award money can be used to fund travel to the 2022 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 25, 2022), a presentation for inclusion in the 2022 conference program (by May 23, 2022), and attendance/presentation at the 2022 conference.
Must faculty use data collected by Blue?
Faculty are encouraged, but not required, to use data collected with Blue, Bluepulse, or BlueX within the proposal. Explorance is offering faculty a free BlueX survey account to collect data for this initiative. BlueX, Explorance’s 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Explorance.
Is this initiative available to faculty at institutions in North America only?
No. Proposals will be accepted for consideration from any institution in the Bluenotes Community, regardless of location.
Can corporate customers participate?
No. Submissions are limited to institutions of Higher Education.
Can faculty grant recipients from the past faculty research grants (in 2020 and/or in 2021) apply for funding?
Yes. Faculty are encouraged to submit an application for the 2022 faculty research grant, including for the continuation of research presented at the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2020 VX or the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2021 VX.
When will grant funds be distributed by Explorance?
It is assumed that faculty will follow their internal institutional policy on research grant handling. Faculty will work directly with Explorance to have the funds distributed according to any applicable institutional process and policy governing grant awards.