Summer 2023 Proposal Submissions
I received a CUSE Grant in 2022 and the project is scheduled to end May 31, 2024. However, I have completed the work and spent the funding. Can I apply for an FCAR Grant in this cycle?
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.
I am Co-PI on an active CUSE grant. Can still apply this year as a PI?
Yes, you are eligible to apply as a PI if you are a Co-PI on an active CUSE grant.
Can I subcontract my FCAR Grant funds to another university to assist in the conduct of my research?
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.
Does my department need to approve my budget?
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.
How should I structure my budget between student support, consultant, materials, etc?
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.
Do you allow costs in the budget for open access publication?
Yes, open access publication costs are an allowable budget item.
I’m having trouble with the Syracuse University Application Portal. Who can I contact for assistance?
Please email the Office of Research Development at email@example.com.
Can someone other than the PI edit and/or submit an application in the Application Portal?
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.
I will need to spend my own research funds this summer prior to when the FCAR period of performance begins on July 1, 2023. Is it possible to be reimbursed for my research expenditures prior to July 1, 2023?
No, reimbursements for research expenditures outside the period of performance are not permitted under the FCAR program.