Program Description and Proposal Information
The program provides grants up to a maximum of $1,000 to offset certain costs associated with research that is supervised by full-time SLU faculty. Students may request funds for project related expenditures for items such as equipment, expendable supplies, and travel. Expenditures must adhere to state guidelines. Grants are awarded for basic or applied research projects that must be completed in two semesters.
If any specialized words are used, the Principal Investigator (student) must have a glossary page at the end of the paper.
Any publication, performance, or other public use resulting from a project funded by this grant program will include a statement that the project was made possible through a SOAR grant from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Southeastern Louisiana University.
Applicants must submit all grant requests with appropriate documentation and signatures to the Office of Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Complete confidentiality of recommendations for funding is required of Committee members until the awards are made.
Requests for funding may have the budgets reduced by the committee if: the Committee feels that the amount for a particular item is excessive or the supplies/equipment already exist on campus; the proposal requests monies without justification; or the request is not in keeping with State and University regulations.
Requests for proposals are sent to all faculty and students in the College on or around February 1 via email and to the By-Lion.
SOAR grant proposals, including materials required by the Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) Institutional Review Board, are due the first Friday of March each year, unless otherwise stated on the College of Nursing and Health Sciences web page.
- Copies of the proposal are routed to the Student Research Project Committee for review.
- Anonymity must be adhered to by authors when writing proposals.
- Proposals stand on their own merit. No outside information will be discussed by members during application review.
- Funding is limited to $1,000. Most projects will be funded at a level lower than this.
- Committee members are eligible to supervise students who apply for grants but they are excused from the selection process when their proposals are reviewed.
- Members may vote by secret ballot.
- Committee recommendations are forwarded to the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
- Applicants whose proposals are not recommended for funding
are sent a letter stating the reason(s) for the Committee's