Reclaiming Our Time IDEAL Grants: COVID19 Recovery Awards

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University of Oregon Division of Equity and Inclusion
IDEAL Framework—2022-23

Purpose. The Reclaiming Our Time IDEAL fund supports the research and creative activity of faculty  that have been markedly disrupted as a result of COVID-19 and trauma associated with racial unrest across our country and world.

Focus. These grants are particularly focused on providing support for faculty whose professional productivity has been disrupted because of ongoing dependent care issues; trauma related to the latest cycle of racial uprising, violence and turmoil; stress related to isolation; and bias and traumas related to LGBTQIA+, disability, religious or other identities. This funding provides support for basic, applied and community-engaged scholarship, as well as creative activities with Indigenous and Native, Black, Asian, Desi, Pacific Islander, LGBTQIA+ and disabled communities.

Two Tiers of Support Available

Tier 1 will provide up to $10,000 in supporting activities—for example, travel to conduct research, field work, creative activity, purchasing editing, transcription services, acquiring research materials or supplies, or short-term funding of undergraduate support. Up to $100,000 in awards will be provided in this category over the two-year period.

Tier 2 will provide up to $20,000 in support—for example, short-term salary support for personnel related to research or creative activity; maintaining research specimens; or purchasing equipment or supplies. Up to $200,000 in awards will be provided in this category over the two-year period.

Eligibility. All faculty are eligible –including tenure-track, recently-tenured and NTTF. Faculty who are in the final three years of tenure review, or who are in the first three years after promotion are especially encouraged to apply. Funds will be transferred to faculty discretionary accounts in their home departments. Non-allowable expenses include faculty salary, including summer salary or course buyouts, conference travel or entertainment.

Key Criteria. The proposals will be evaluated by a committee of faculty from schools and colleges across campus, using the following criteria:

  1. Viability of the recovery plan and the extent to which the funding will have a significant impact with helping faculty to recover from the disruption.
  2. Extent of the disruption’s impact on research and/or creative activity and the anticipated impact of the research or creative activity in terms of research grants, performances, basic and applied research publications as well as practices.
  3. Also see Focus section above

Proposal Deadline. Application deadline for 2022 is May 8, 2022, midnight with announcements to be made by June 2022.

Proposal Format. Email a 1-3 page document that includes the items below to

  1. Name/unit and contact information of applicant
  1. Specific statement about how the research and creative work has been markedly interrupted or disrupted as a result of the COVID-19 and/or trauma associated with racial unrest across our country and world.
  1. Description of the recovery plan
  1. Indicate how you have consulted with your department head
  1. Provide a budget narrative of up to two pages describing how the funds are to be used. Specify the amount of funding requested and indicate if you are applying for Tier 1 or Tier 2 funding.  

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