Purpose and Scope
The Cameron Research Grant Program has been established to encourage faculty, staff, and students in completing creative and scholarly projects in the areas of discovery, integration, application, and teaching. Proposals will be evaluated on merit with special consideration to proposals that include the following: 1) student collaborative research opportunities, 2) establish a sound basis for the pursuit of external grant opportunities, and 3) lead to publications or other scholarly products.
Any faculty member who is interested in funding for the 2017-2018 academic year should submit a proposal, as outlined by the respective application guidelines (see forms below). As you apply for Cameron Research grants, please keep the following policies in mind. Based on overall limited funding, faculty may request a maximum amount of $500.00 to support the presentation of a scholarly work or research paper at a peer-reviewed exhibit or professional conference. The amount available for 2017-2018 is $30,000.
Faculty may request the purchase of equipment only when the equipment is essential to a scholarly work or research project and is not already reasonably available and accessible elsewhere on campus or through other external funding sources. Equipment is usually designated as 1) special purpose equipment and 2) general equipment. Special purpose equipment is any equipment necessary to the project. General purpose equipment includes typewriters, personal computers, etc.
Research with Human Subjects
Human Subject Certification: Individuals conducting research with human subjects at Cameron University must complete free Human Subjects certification online at https://www.citiprogram.org. Cameron researchers must register with CITI under University of Oklahoma designation. Proposal submissions for all internal or external grants should include a copy of a certificate indicating the successful completion of the course. In an effort to track faculty, students, and staff who have successfully completed the course, you are asked to forward a copy of your certificate to the Office of Academic Affairs.
Human Subject Approval: Individuals conducting research at Cameron University with human subjects must apply for formal human subject approval by going through the University of Oklahoma Institutional Review Board (OU-IRB). Please go the following site to learn more about the OU-IRB application process: http://www.ouhsc.edu/irb-norman//default.asp. In an effort to track faculty, students, and staff who have obtained OU-IRB approval, you are asked to forward a copy of the relevant documents to the Office of Academic Affairs.
Research fund requests for $500 or less: The applicant will submit a formal application to the Office of Academic Affairs through the Department Chair and the Dean. The final approving authority for the application is the Chair of the Cameron University Research Committee and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Research fund requests for more than $500: Applicants for these funds will submit a formal request in the form of a proposal to the Office of Academic Affairs through the Department Chair and the Dean. The proposal will be reviewed by the Cameron University Research Committee. Based on the recommendation of the Research Committee, the Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the final approving authority.