Provides support for expenses associated with the external review of external sponsored project proposals. Specifically, the Principal Investigator/Project Director should have identified an expert in their field, preferably a current or former reviewer of the same sponsor. Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) can assist in the identification of potential external reviewers. Funding is typically in the $200-300 range and includes a detailed narrative review and follow-up call/video chat. The external review process typically takes 6-9 weeks. There is no deadline, the opportunity is ongoing. Learn More.
For faculty members looking for support related to publication, reprints, and page charges Aspire offers the Reprint/Publication Support Program. Work must have been accepted for publication, or published in a refereed or other scholarly journal. The maximum award is $500 per author per fiscal year. The deadline for this competition is the 15th of every month. Learn more.
Faculty members looking to travel for the purpose of securing external funding or support the preparation of external proposals. Funding is available for expenses associated with travel primarily for face‐to‐face meetings with program officers of funding agencies or foundations. The maximum award for this program is $500. The deadline for this competition is the 15th of every month. Learn more.
For tenured and tenure-track faculty members looking to travel abroad for academic or creative activity Aspire offers the International Travel Program. The deadline is Bi-Monthly and the first of each month. Learn more.
Faculty members and graduate students who plan to conduct psychology based research projects may apply for the Aspire Hollis Fund Competition. Proposals from any department may be submitted as long as the research is psychology based. The deadline for this fund is October 1, and April 1. Learn more.
Ball State University’s Publications and Intellectual Properties Support program receives requests for support for faculty-authored publications and creative works. Manuscripts must be completed for consideration. All materials for this competition are due the 15th of the month. Learn more.
Aspire aims to support new tenure-track faculty members jumpstart their research and creative arts agenda. The Start-Up Program assists new faculty in purchasing supplies, research-related items, and to assist in travel by offering a one-time SEET grant. The deadline for this program is September 20. Learn more.
Aspire offers research competitions for junior faculty to provide seed money for research findings that will lead to further support from external funding agencies. The Pre-Submission Review is due December 15 and the Final Submission Deadline is January 8. Learn more.
The Aspire Junior Faculty Creative Arts program provides seed money to support and develop projects in the areas of research and creative endeavors. The Pre-Submission Review is due December 15 and the Final Submission Deadline is January 8. Learn more.
Tenure or tenure-track faculty members and professional personnel preparing to submit proposals to external sponsors may apply to the ADVANCE Program. The program aims to encourage and promote proposal submissions to external sponsors by providing various levels of support during the proposal development process and in the support of ongoing research. The deadlines for this program are November 1 and March 1. Learn more.
The CREATE program aims to encourage the artistic and creative endeavors of tenure or tenure track faculty. The program hopes to support the creation and presentation of works of those in the fields of Art, Dance, Design, Folk, Literature and more. The deadlines for this program are November 1 and March 1. Learn more.