Proposals should be submitted to the Office of Faculty Resources as electronic files whenever possible. Electronic files should be formatted as Microsoft Word files or PDF. (If you are unable to submit your proposal electronically, submit a paper version to the address at the bottom of the page by the deadline.)
Please submit the following in ONE (1) electronic document:
Please submit the following in separate electronic documents:
Each proposal contains a face sheet listing the following:
The committee encourages concise (six double-spaced pages or fewer) statements addressing the following:
Proposals chosen for funding are generally granted between $5,000 and $7,000. While this is the average amount, the Committee may exceed these guidelines for projects that are deemed to have exceptional merit and specific need for resources. Most projects that are approved undergo a process of budget negotiation. The Committee will not consider funding those expenses that are expected to be borne within the individual school.
Projects that are approved are expected to be completed in a single academic year (including summer, if necessary). Multiyear proposals will be considered but are not encouraged. If submitted, multiyear projects should provide the budget requests for each year separately.
The budget should be broken down according to appropriate FAME chartfields. Relevant fringe benefits must be included for all personnel. The budget must indicate cost sharing and/or school resources that are being provided as well as the projected income from the program. Costs for activities such as photocopying, book purchases, materials, and resources that will be used in the project should be projected based on real costs rather than estimates that may not be based on fact.
ne criterion that will be considered is the degree to which the curriculum development project has the potential to be self-sufficient. How will the school incorporate the resources necessary for the project to become self-supporting? This section should be thoughtfully prepared based on realistic assumptions.
Successful proposals include thoughtful analysis. A well written budget justification demonstrates the planning that should accompany a project. Please provide justification for each budget item.
Projects that are successful include a carefully prepared budget, thoughtful allocation of CDCF resources, and a description of how the project will be institutionalized within the school. The spirit of the CDCF program is to provide startup funding to support innovative and creative ideas.
For assistance in preparing the budget, consult your dean's office or your school's office of funded research.
Submit each investigators' CV in a separate file.
The following items may be submitted electronically or on paper, in order to obtain the official signatures. (Please ensure any items sent separately from the proposal clearly indicate the name(s) of the principal investigator(s) and the project title:
Please submit your request for a statement of support to the dean of your school well in advance of the application deadline.
Submit your proposal and letter of support from your dean no later than December 14, 2012, to the following:
Electronic files: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate "CDCF Proposal Submission" in the subject line.
Dean's and Dept. Head's signatures:
Curricular Development Challenge Fund
Office of Faculty Resources
New York University
194 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10012-1502
For further information, please contact the Office of Faculty Resources at (212)-998-2987; E-mail: email@example.com.