- The following format and requirements for proposals should be followed closely. Proposals which do not adhere to these guidelines will be returned to the applicant for noncompliance and will not be funded for funding in that year.
- All sections of the proposal, excluding the cover page, must be typed (standard size, 12 pitch, non-reduced) legibly and clearly on plain white paper. It must be no longer than 10 double-spaced pages including the budget, budget justification, and abstract pages. The appendix is not included in this number. The proposal should be presented in a style appropriate for the discipline.
- The applicant should write in such a manner as not to self-identify. The Committee does not consider proposals wherein authors have violated guidelines requiring anonymity.
- Because the Committee is composed of representatives of several different disciplines, the applicant should write clearly and concisely in preparation of the proposal, avoiding the unnecessary use of jargon.
- Each page, with the exception of the cover page, should be numbered.
- Each packet should be securely stapled in the upper left hand margin.
- Submit only one application cover page. The application cover page should be attached to the original copy of your proposal.
- Applicants must submit the original plus six copies of their proposal to the Office of the Dean of the College of Nursing and HealthSciences by the established deadline.
Each proposal is judged on its individual quality. Committee members review all proposals submitted. The applicant and supervising faculty members are limited to one grant proposal. The grant program was created to meet the academic needs of Southeastern’s students in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Proposals will be evaluated by the SOAR Committee according to the following weighted criteria:
- Quality of proposed research in terms including definition of problem, review of literature, methodology, thoroughness, originality, meaningfulness, and creativity. (30%).
- Overall value of the project to student learning. (20%)
Capability of student(s) to complete the research with proposed resources in the allotted time. (15%)
- Extent of collaboration with faculty sponsor. (15%)
- Potential impact of the project with regard to publication of
results, presentation at professional conferences, funding
generated by a grant proposal, or significance for the community.