Faculty Research FY2020

Committee Details:

Committee: Faculty Research
Committee Category: Standing Committees of the Faculty Senate
Fiscal Year: FY2020
Fiscal Year: 2020



Standing Charges

  1. Monitor the administration of the General Research Fund (GRF) and make recommendations, as needed, to ensure its effectiveness and appropriate utilization. 
  2. FY2022 Committee: Conduct three-year review of the GRF in spring 2022. The FSRC should pay particular attention to the entities’ different eligibility requirements for the competition (some entities accept applications from tenured or tenure-track faculty only while at least one other entity accepts applications from lecturers) in determining the degree to which entities are making effective use of the GRF. Reevaluate the allocation method for the GRF (see analysis in FSRC FY19 Final Report).
  3. Monitor the implementation of policies and procedures for determining which proposals will go forward in cases where the number of grant applications that may be submitted from the University is limited.  Identify problems or concerns, and report issues and recommendations to FacEx.  Policy located in Policy Library, Institutional Endorsement of Proposals when Submissions are Limited by External Funding Agency: Institutional Endorsement 
  4. Evaluate the execution of the University’s Restricted Research Policy (Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations, Article IX) in handling requests for exceptions.

Specific Charges

  1. Research the intramural funding available (amount, source, level) throughout all university departments and schools, report on the sources and amounts.
  2. Document the perceptions of the necessity of intermural funding between departments.
  3. Explore ways to increase the GRF and research alternative ways to distribute GRF funds.
  4. Contact the current Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Research to clarify our current standings within the AAU. Also, what are their specific plans to secure KU’s standing within AAU going forward.
  5. Consider ways to assess the importance of AAU membership to the faculty and gather faculty suggestions and concerns regarding university plans and approaches to secure our AAU membership.

Meeting Minutes

GRF-REI Merger Recap (pdf)
GRF FY21 Application (pdf)
REI Application 2020-2021 (pdf)
REI Budget Sheet 2020-2021 (pdf)
REI Guidelines 2020-2021 (pdf)
REI Year 1 Final Report (pdf)

Final Reports and Outcomes

Faculty Research Final Report FY2020 (pdf)

Faculty Research FY2020