1. Initiate an Internal Grants Application Form through Adobe eSign Services. From the Dashboard, select "Only I Sign," select "Internal Grant Common Application Form" from the Document Library, and enter mkr15a@acu.edu in the "To:" field, then click Next. Complete the fields, attach the supporting documents, and electronically sign the form. The form will be routed Megan Roth in ORSP. DO NOT route it to your department chair or dean. The form will be confidentially sent to the chair and dean once received by ORSP.

    If you require assistance in initiating the application through eSign, please contact Megan Roth in ORSP.

    The form should be completed and signed by the faculty person no later than Monday of the last week in January by 5 p.m.
  2. The Chair/Dean Evaluation and Approval form will then be generated and sent out using Adobe eSign Services for completion and signatures. This form must be completed and signed no later than the first Monday of February.
  3. The following documents must be attached to your application for consideration:
    1. A Narrative that answers the following questions:
      1. Purpose, goals, and objectives [Purpose (Why); Goals (Set of aims; broad intentions); Objectives (measurable accomplishments to achieve the goals)]
      2. Significance of this project to the discipline
      3. Background to the project (e.g. historical context, brief literature review, etc.)
      4. Research methods or creative plan
      5. Description of final scholarly product from this project
    1. The budget form indicating faculty stipend, student stipend(s), if applicable, and other expenses. Include total funds needed for the project, total funds requested for this application, and if applicable, include a narrative explaining other sources of support, justification of expenses, and a prioritization of expenses
    2. If undergraduate researchers will be involved in the project, a narrative that answers the following questions:
      1. Student information (name(s) if known; classification if known; hours of work during semester and/or summer; role in project)
      2. Benefits for student(s) (e.g. mentoring/apprenticeship, experience, co-author/presenter, collaborative skills, etc.)
      3. 2-4 learning outcomes  students will gain through the research project or creative activity