[News from the Offi] Dear Georgia State Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty, The Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development and University Research Services & Administration would like to announce the Call for Proposals for the FY2016 Research Initiation and Scholarly Support Grant programs. The Research Initiation Grant (RIG) award aims to promote new scholarly, research initiatives that will result in external grant applications. The Scholarly Support grant award aims to support the completion of scholarly and creative activity of the faculty that will result in a significant and prestigious product or outcome that is not an external grant application (e.g., major and prestigious publication, prestigious fellowship, artistic product or production, major invention, etc.). Both grant awards are available to early career through more senior faculty scholars that are either tenured or on a tenure track at Georgia State University. The official Call for Proposals for both the RIG and the Scholarly Support grants can be found in the Research Portal<http://research.gsuapps.com/> on the Internal Grants landing page under Proposals & Awards, and also on URSA's Internal Grants<http://ursa.research.gsu.edu/ursa/funding/funding-opportunities/internal-grant-program/> webpage. Internal grant applications are now submitted through the Research Portal. When on the Internal Grants landing page in the Portal, select Submit a New Grant and choose the grant type from the drop-down menu. You can begin your application and save as a draft until you are ready to submit for routing. Routing the internal grant proposal for approvals is also done automatically through the Portal with email notifications to approvers and to the applicant for status updates during the approval process. If you have any questions about these grant opportunities or about the Internal Grants Program in general, contact Dr. Kelly Stout<mailto:[log in to unmask]> via email or at 404-413-5475, or Rose Baldwin<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by email or 404-413-3577. Sincerely, Kelly P. Stout, Ph.D. Associate Director, Special Research Initiatives [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> 404-413-5475 Copyright © 2014 Georgia State University, All rights reserved.