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Research Corporation a foundation for the advancement of science COTTRELL COLLEGE SCIENCE AWARDS HISTORY AND OVERVIEW RESEARCH CORPORATION: Established in 1912 MISSION: To advance science and science education through academic research First grants in the 1920’s

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research corporation a foundation for the advancement of science cottrell college science awards

Research Corporationa foundation for the advancement of scienceCOTTRELL COLLEGE SCIENCE AWARDS

history and overview
HISTORY AND OVERVIEW
  • RESEARCH CORPORATION: Established in 1912
  • MISSION: To advance science and science education through academic research
  • First grants in the 1920’s
  • Supported Lawrence, Van de Graaff, Goddard in the 1930’s
history 2
HISTORY 2
  • Had a role in patents, for example: Towne’s maser patent (1956)
  • Patenting divested to RCT in 1985
  • Support for research in PUI’s began in 1971 and continues today
  • Remains RC’s largest program at $2.5-3.0 million per year
cottrell college science awards ccsa
COTTRELL COLLEGE SCIENCE AWARDS (CCSA)
  • Aim
    • To support significant research leading to the development of faculty and students at primarily undergraduate institutions
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Emphasis

To support research proposals from

1) Beginning faculty (first 3 years)

2) Established faculty beginning a new research area, or returning to research after an hiatus

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Projects should lead to:
      • Faculty development
      • Significant research
      • Undergraduates in research
      • Peer-reviewed publications
ccsa eligibility
CCSA ELIGIBILITY
  • Institutional
    • Chemistry, physics, astronomy department or a combination
    • No doctoral degree in the discipline (MS OK)
  • Individual
    • Beginner, within first three years
      • Tenure-track or minimum of two-year appointment
    • Established, beyond third year of appointment
      • Developing a new idea or restarting an established program
      • Requires a preliminary letter proposal
chemistry and physics proposal subfields
Chemistry and Physics proposalsubfields
  • We have sorted the physics and chemistry proposals received in 2004 in the CS and CC (non- PhD institutions) programs, into subfields.
  • The results are on the next two slides.
  • We do not have subfield preferences.
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CHEMISTRY

Organometallics

Physical Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

Spectroscopy

Computational

Materials

Environmental

Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Biological Chemistry

what funds can be expended on
WHAT FUNDS CAN BE EXPENDED ON
  • Equipment and supplies
  • Summer stipends (maximum)
    • PI - 8 weeks: $7,500
    • UG - 10 weeks: $3,500
    • FICA/Medicare: 7.65%
  • Other – travel to do research
what is not funded
WHAT IS NOT FUNDED
  • Overhead or indirect costs
  • Most fringe benefits
  • Tuition and fees
  • Secretarial assistance, routine office supplies, and telephone charges
  • Most service or use charges for equipment
  • Travel to meetings
  • Publication costs
budget
BUDGET
  • According to format provided
  • Average award is ~ $35K
  • Average match is ~ $10 K
matching funds
MATCHING FUNDS
  • Not required, but expected
  • Viewed as a measure of an institution’s commitment to research
  • Must be institutional money for those same type of items RC is willing to fund
  • What if no match?
    • May affect outcome, but submit anyway
matching funds ii
MATCHING FUNDS II
  • Start-up counts only in the first year of appointment, even if multi-year
  • Common matches are for equipment and stipends
institutional infrastructure
INSTITUTIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
  • Some institutional infrastructure is expected: basic equipment, shop access, travel to meetings, waste disposal
  • These cannot be offered as part of the match.
ccsa renewal awards
CCSA RENEWAL AWARDS
  • Possible support for up to 2 more years
  • Additional criteria:
    • Productivity
    • Aggressiveness toward outside funding
    • Absence of major outside funding
  • Requires a letter request for consideration before first award is closed
  • Typically 5% of proposals
established faculty
ESTABLISHED FACULTY
  • To return to research after gap, or change of direction
  • High probability of success, if there is a track record of previous productivity
  • Approach us with a letter proposal, as indicated on our web site
how to improve your chances of winning an award
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING AN AWARD
  • Have a good scientific idea
  • Have your draft read and critiqued
  • If denied, request excerpts of reviews
  • Try again. Applicants succeed on 2nd, 3rd, and occasionally 4th tries
scientific narrative
SCIENTIFIC NARRATIVE
  • WHAT question are you trying to answer?
  • WHY is it important? What is the hypothesis?
  • HOW do you plan to answer the question ...
    • Scientifically?
    • With what resources?
proposal preparation
PROPOSAL PREPARATION
  • Develop your own ideas*
  • Use space efficiently – focus
  • Get feedback from colleagues, experts
  • Prepare and justify budget
  • CHECK TO SEE IF SUBMISSION IS ON LINE – LIKELY FOR NOV. 06.
common problems
COMMON PROBLEMS
  • Not demonstrating independence of PhD and postdoctoral advisors
  • Exploratory focus
  • Failure to make case for significance
  • Poor prior publication record
  • Many spelling or grammatical errors
  • Lack of student involvement
deadlines and review
DEADLINES AND REVIEW
  • November 15 and May 15
  • The 2-part review takes approximately six months
  • Notification typically takes place in October or May following submission
award details
AWARD DETAILS
  • Awards are typically expended in 2 or 3 years, but may remain open for 5 years
  • Annual progress and fiscal reports are required
  • The first payment of the award is released in June, after either a Fall or Spring award
contact information
CONTACT INFORMATION
  • For other information check out our Web site www.rescorp.org
  • Call or visit with a program officer (520) 571-1111
  • Silvia Ronco, Jack Pladziewicz, Ray Kellman in Chemistry
  • Leon Radziemski in Physics/Astronomy