College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

CSBS Grants

CSBS Project Grants

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers small grants to promote research and creative activity by CSBS faculty members.  The major purpose of this program is to support projects that are preliminary to larger works; equal consideration will be given to those done in preparation for an external grant application.

Funds may be requested for expenses related to research and creative activity.   These expenses might include supplies, equipment, photocopying, printing, mailing, student/clerical assistance, or travel to conduct research.  Please note that travel funds for participation in professional conferences are not provided by this program, nor are expenses related to teaching, service, or other non-research activities.

2014-2015 Application form

2013-2014 Awards:

Fernando Calderon (History): ""Accounting for Truth:  Afterlives and Memory Politics in the Aftermath of the Mexican Dirty War"

Michael Fleming (Applied Human Sciences): "Engaging and Sustaining Volunteers in Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocacy"

Justin Holmes (Politial Science): "The Effects of Speaker/Message Incongruence on Persuasive Communication"

Bingqing Liang (Geography): "Assessing the Effects of Future Land Use/Land Cover Change on Surface Water Quality in Middle Cedar Watershed, Iowa"

Kristin Meany-Walen (Applied Human Sciences): "Adlerian Play Therapy with Children with Disruptive Behaviors: Single Case Design"


CSBS Dean's Challenge Grant

Based upon availability of funds, the Office of the Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences provides seed money for faculty to engage in one of the following project areas:

External Grant Application

Innovative Teaching or Recruitment

International Teaching or Research

Click on the link above for more information, application deadlines and requirements.