FCAR Grants FAQs

Summer 2023 Proposal Submissions

No, all CUSE Grant awards are made as two-year awards and cannot be ended early to apply for FCAR. If your project ends May 2024, you may apply for FCAR in the summer 2024 cycle.

Yes, you are eligible to apply as a PI if you are a Co-PI on an active CUSE grant.

No, FCAR funds may not be subcontracted out to other institutions, as they are intended to further the research that is conducted by SU personnel.

While PIs are not required to receive department approval for their FCAR budget, you should work with your departmental or college budget administrator when planning your budget to ensure it is correct and appropriate for the project and for any department, school, or college-based budgeting considerations, such as hourly rates for students.

There is no prescribed balance for funding distribution between categories. All budget items should have a good explanation of the role of item in the overall project. Funding for consultants should note the necessity of the work for the project and the special expertise a consultant brings to the project.

Yes, open access publication costs are an allowable budget item.

Yes, the PI can designate a Proxy to start, submit, edit, and/or submit a proposal. The PI must designate that person as a Proxy in the system. Please see detailed instructions here.