Final awards are based on available funding. In order to support as many projects as possible, you may be offered an award for less than requested. Lower awards do not reflect on the quality or importance of the work being conducted.
Awardees are generally expected to seek matching campus or external contributions up to 25% of the awarded amount.
Major purchases of non-expendable equipment, course buy-outs, stipends, GSR/student stipends, tuition or fees, staffing, alcohol, personal conference travel and/or annual meetings or professional organizations and groups are not covered by this award. Reusable supplies and equipment purchased with these funds remain the property of the Center.
All project transactions and processes must adhere to applicable/relevant UC, UCR, and Center policies. Expenses must be incurred within the award period and all unexpended funds are surrendered at the end of that period. Extensions of the grant timeframe are rare, but may be requested in writing to the Center director. Expenditures must be within the categories listed in the proposal budget. Written permission is required for budget adjustments or changes to the project scope prior to spending funds.
Administrative and event support is provided by the Center for Ideas and Society. Where possible, projects should make use of the Center’s facilities in College Building South.
Proposals that involve personal interviews or experiments with human subjects must be review and approved by the Institutional Review Board first. For forms and details, visit http://or.ucr.edu/ORI.aspx. Such proposals should indicate if IRB approval has been granted and the protocol number. Funds are released only after approval is obtained.