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The Clifford B. Kinley Trust was established in 1978 to fund research relating to human welfare and was activated in 1991 upon Mrs. Kinley's death. The competition is exclusive to the West Lafayette campus. The Kinley Trust competition is limited to faculty (tenure track/tenured, research) principal investigators (PIs). This endowment was established to fund research which uses a social science perspective to explore methods for improving the human condition.
Successful proposals stand alone as independent projects (not a dependent component of a larger program), are grounded in theory, have a clear relationship to the literature, and sufficiently describe the methodology. Specific review criteria are as follows:
The Kinley Trust Selection Committee is appointed by an Associate Vice President for Research and consists of Purdue faculty members: two-thirds from the basic sciences and one-third from social/behavioral sciences, as specified in the Trust. Committee members serve a maximum of three years.
Pre-proposals must be submitted by Associate Deans for Research. Faculty should consult their Associate Dean for Research for pre-proposal deadlines. Following the college/school review each college/school submits a ranked list and copies of the pre-proposals to the EVPRP (firstname.lastname@example.org) for distribution to the Kinley Trust Selection Committee. Ranking spreadsheet: click here. The 2014-15 deadline for submission is noon on Wednesday, October 15th.
Guidelines for Pre-proposal Applications
Descriptions longer than one page or deviations from the above guidelines will be returned without review. References are not allowed.
Invitations to submit full-proposals will be sent to selected faculty mid-December.
Full-proposals for Kinley Trust funding must be submitted through the appropriate Pre-award Center to email@example.com by noon on Wednesday, January 21st.
Guidelines for Full Proposal Applications
Descriptions longer than ten pages or deviations from the above guidelines will be returned without review.
Click here for the SPS budget form
The budget, which must include indirect costs calculated at 20% of direct costs (excluding capital equipment), should not exceed a total cost of $20,000. Budgets must be completed in accordance with the following:
2. Fringe Benefits:
Calculated in accordance with University policy
3. Supplies and Expenses:
The budget should identify major items of supplies and expense in accordance with the following:
Each item of permanent equipment must be separately identified along with its estimated cost. Equipment must meet Purdue's definition of capital equipment (http://www.purdue.edu/business/mas/pdf/QRCCapital.pdf) to qualify for exclusion from the indirect cost calculations. Capital equipment requests must be carefully justified and require a major cost share commitment form the college and/or department and must receive pre-approval from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships. Questions should be directed to Sheryl Willison (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kinley Trust grants are awarded to allow the project period to begin effective May 1 of each year and end June 30 of the following year. Final reports are due to the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships two months after the end of the award and should be sent electronically to Sheryl Willison (email@example.com).
Sheryl Willison at 49-49806 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org