Grants

Funding

The Center for the Digital Globe (CDiG) offers grants to graduate students who are doing research on topics central to our mission. We will fund only CDiG related projects. A formal Call for Graduate Student Grants will be sent out to our CDiG Affiliated Faculty List-Serve in the fall of each year after the start of each new fiscal year. Our fall and spring deadlines for submission of graduate student grant applications are November 1 and April 11.

Criteria

The research project must be supported by an active Faculty Fellow of the Center for the Digital Globe. (At least one letter of recommendation from a CDiG Faculty Fellow must accompany the application.)
After your grant is awarded and your project completed, we would like to share with others about your project. Student grant recipients will be asked to give a presentation about their projects at a brown bag gathering on campus. Interested students, faculty and others will be invited to this gathering.

Limits

Graduate student travel grants up to $500 (travel to conferences to present papers, etc.).
Graduate student non-travel grants up to $5,000.
Paper Limit: One student per paper. CDiG will fund only one student per paper.

How to Apply for a Student Grant

Applications must consist of the following items:
A description of the proposed project which must include a rationale explaining how the project relates to the mission of CDiG and your budget estimate for the project. The description can be 750 words or less.
A copy of the student’s vitae.
A letter of recommendation from a CDiG Faculty Fellow. (Note: This letter of recommendation must be submitted by the CDiG Faculty Fellow by e-mail directly to the CDiG Co-Directors.

The entire application must be submitted by e-mail to our Center for the Digital Globe Co-Directors.
Our Co-Directors are:
Dr. Antonie Stam, School of Business, E-Mail: stama@missouri.edu
Randall Smith, School of Journalism, E-Mail: smithrandall@missouri.edu

The Grant Review Process

Upon receipt of your e-mailed application and letter of reference, the CDiG Co-Directors will forward them to our Grants Review Committee. You will be formally notified of the decision as soon as their review process is complete.

All Center for the Digital Globe Faculty Fellows (CDiG Affiliated Faculty) are eligible to apply for our seed grants. We only fund faculty projects and travel that are CDiG related. A Call for Faculty Seed Grants will be sent out through our list-serve in the fall of each year which is after the start of each new fiscal year. Our fall and spring deadlines for submission of affiliated faculty grant applications are November 1 and April 11.

Types of Affiliated Faculty Grants Offered

Faculty travel grants up to $1,500 (travel to conferences to present papers, etc.).
Faculty non-travel grants up to $5,000 (for equipment, software and other).
Faculty grants up to $5,000 for joint projects/research with students (co-authored/mentored CDiG related work with a student).

Exceptions to Affiliated Faculty Grant Limits

We will consider some exceptions above and below our grant limits. We will consider an exception over the limit if you have matching funds from your department. Also, if you are a little short on funding for your project or travel and need only a partial amount, we will consider awarding a partial amount less than $5,000.

Additional Requirements for Affiliated Faculty Grants

After your grant is awarded and your project completed, we would like to share with others about your project. We will require the following.
Each grant recipient will be interviewed by a student about their project. The interview will be posted on the CDiG web site.
Each grant recipient will write a report about their project. The report will be posted on the CDiG web site with their interview.
Each grant recipient will be asked to give a presentation about their project at a brown bag gathering on campus. Interested students, faculty and others will be invited.

How to Apply for a CDiG Affiliated Faculty Grant

All grant requests must be submitted by e-mail to our Center for the Digital Globe Co-Directors. Attach a formal document which explains your project and outlines the budget for your project.
Our Co-Directors are:
Dr. Antonie Stam, School of Business, E-Mail: stama@missouri.edu
Randall Smith, School of Journalism, E-Mail: smithrandall@missouri.edu

The Grant Review Process

Our CDiG Co-Directors will forward all grant requests to our Grants Review Committee. You will be formally notified of the decision as soon as their review process is complete.

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