Grants-In-Aid are awarded based on successfully funded CI proposals to support research, which could include a number of purposes such as purchase of software for data analysis, registration fee for a conference to disseminate the results, salary for an undergraduate student to assist with the project, funds to support a workshop, etc. The Grant-In-Aid may be applied to research or activities not directly related to an ongoing funded CI proposal, but must keep with the Coastal Institute mission.
Coastal Institute Senior Fellows who submit a grant as a CI proposal that is subsequently funded are eligible to apply for a Grant-In-Aid. Grants-In-Aid are approximately up to the amount that equals one-third of the of the overhead returned to the Coastal Institute related to that Senior Fellow’s funded proposal(s). Specific amounts are emailed to all eligible PIs as soon as the information becomes available in August or September.
It is important to note that returned overhead is not made available to PIs until the fiscal year following when the grant is awarded. For example, if you are awarded a grant in December 2014 (FY 2014) and funds are immediately disbursed to the University of Rhode Island, the Coastal Institute is not able to offer a Grant-In-Aid based on that overhead until FY 2015 and exact amounts available will be emailed in August or September of 2015. Grants-in-Aid dollars available to a given PI must be applied for and spent during the fiscal year in which the assigned indirect cost is made available. If not, these funds enter the funding pool for CI Projects.
Please submit an application, which will include:
- brief description of how the GIA will be used,
- evidence of preparedness to use funds to achieve the purpose,
- personnel involved,
- how your request aligns with the mission of the CI.
The purpose of Grants-In-Aid is to return a portion of overhead to successful PIs to then be used to improve and expand upon innovative research and engagement efforts. Grant-In-Aid applications are accepted on a rolling basis and funding is dependent upon the alignment with the Coastal Institute mission as well as availability of funds. Reviews are generally completed within 2-3 weeks. You may be contacted for a meeting or conference call.
Please assist in sustaining the value of the Coastal Institute by including credit to the Coastal Institute for any presentations, publications, or events, e.g., “This ________is made possible by the support/partial support of the URI Coastal Institute.” Please use the high resolution Coastal Institute logo where possible.
Recipients will be required to submit a final report and may be called upon to provide a brief report at the Coastal Institute Senior Fellows Annual Meeting.
Successfully funded Grants-In-Aid are highlighted on a public database.