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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 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 the 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.
A request for pre-proposals is solicited from each college/school. Following the college/school review each college/school submits a ranked list and copies of the pre-proposals to the OVPR (firstname.lastname@example.org) for distribution to the Kinley Trust Selection Committee. Ranking spreadsheet: click here. The 2013-14 deadline for submission is noon on Wednesday, October 9th.
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 22nd.
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 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:
4. Capital Equipment:
Each item of permanent equipment requested should be separately identified along with its estimated cost. Capital equipment exceeding $5K needs careful justification and approval from the Office of the Vice President of Research. If major equipment is necessary to accomplish the goals of a particular project, major cost-sharing from other sources should be provided. If you have questions regarding capital requests please contact Ms. Sheryl Willison at 49-49806 or via email at 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 Vice President for Research 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