Applying for a Discovery Grant
Discovery members encourage projects that are in line with Ball State University’s Centennial Commitment. The Discovery Group is seeking proposals that lead to the University’s aspiration of being a model of the most student-centered and community engaged of the 21st Century public research universities transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders committed to improving quality of life for all.
The maximum grant request may be up to $25,000. A Project Director may only hold one Discovery award per fiscal year.
Discovery will consider funding for: specialized equipment, student assistant wages, graduate assistantships, program administrative costs, and summer stipend (salary is capped at $2,500; plus additional fringe benefits).
Discovery will not consider funding for: faculty overloads, computer equipment, general office equipment, or indirect costs.
Please work with your assigned Proposal Manager in the Sponsored Projects Administration to complete and submit your proposal.
Timeline for Grant Proposals
The grant period Discovery Awards will be from May 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
A final report will be required of all grantees by August, 15, 2018. The reporting requirements will be outlined in the award letter. Grant recipients are expected to share the results of their work at various Discovery Events throughout the year.
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