The Institute for Educational Research provides direct aid for faculty in support of scholarly inquiry, proposal development, and proposal submission. This office provides indirect help by maintaining regular communication with other offices in the University, state and federal government, and private sector funding providers. The best part? These services are free!
- Research Planning and Development: The IER offers both logistical and technical support for this process. Logistical support includes tasks such as aiding faculty in securing a meeting area and helping faculty garner travel funds. Technical support includes consultation on research methodology and statistical procedures.
- Proposal Preparation: The IER staff is here to support proposal preparation through a myriad of tasks. Tasks performed range the gamut from conducting literature searches to the basics of copying and mailing a proposal for submission. Come ask us for assistance!
- College Grants Officer: Faith Cordray excels at the nitty-gritty details entailed in grant proposals. She stays up-to-date in information such as overhead rate information, indirect cost rates and policies, intellectual property policies, and current funding opportunities. The College Grants Officer is available for tasks such as preparing proposal budgets, reviewing proposals for compliance with University, state, and federal guidelines and laws, and assisting faculty in completing required internal approval forms [Financial Disclosure/Conflict of Interest Forms].
- Resources: The IER’s supports students and faculty in their research endeavors by providing information and consulting services. More services are mentioned on the Post-Award web page.