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Amplify Momentum Project (GT-AMP)

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR FUNDING: Monday, October 11, 2021

The Office of the Provost invites your proposals for initiatives to advance one or more University System of Georgia (USG) Momentum Approach goals aligned with the AMPLIFY IMPACT focus area of the Institute Strategic Plan. Momentum Approach goals are centered on supporting student success; USG institutions are asked to engage in activities, which may span academic and other divisions, that empower students to:

Make and deepen purposeful choices, for example, regarding choice or change of major, minor, or career path, or regarding choice of experiential learning opportunities.

Create and cultivate productive academic mindsets, for example, regarding academic tenacity and resilience, or the value of learning beyond the major, or the value of active engagement in the classroom.

Attempt and maintain full momentum along a clear pathway, for example, by planning and pursuing a pathway integrating classroom learning; research, service learning, study abroad, co-op or internship experiences; and student life activities.

Heighten academic engagement, for example, by pursuing a minor, entrepreneurial learning, or High-Impact Educational Practices.

Complete critical milestones, for example, by appropriate scheduling choices or effective approaches to successful teaching and learning in courses central for the major.

Initiatives should advance one or more of these Momentum Approach goals aligned with one or more “Moving into Action” strategies for the AMPLIFY IMPACT focus area. Initiatives may be proposed by one PI, co-PIs, or a team, and may consist of research, teaching (undergraduate and/or graduate), and/or other activities. Initiatives may span the academic and any other divisions of the Institute. Examples of initiatives set forth above are not intended to be limiting.

Review Criteria

Funding decisions will be based on the following five criteria: (1) demonstrated alignment between a Momentum Approach goal or goals and one or more “Moving into Action” strategies for the AMPLIFY IMPACT focus area, (2) the transformative potential of the initiative, (3) inclusion of necessary and appropriate personnel to pursue the initiative and access to any necessary resources or partnerships, (4) specification of appropriate project outcome(s) and measure(s) of success, and (5) demonstrated prospect for sustainability or long-term impact following the conclusion of the funding period.

Funding Criteria

  • Single investigators, co-PIs, or teams may apply for up to $25,000 for a six-month proposal (January 1, 2022-June 30, 2022) or up to $75,000 for an eighteen-month proposal (January 1, 2022-June 30, 2023).
  • Funding for six-month projects must be expended in FY22. Carryforward of funds beyond FY22 will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances.
  • Funding for eighteen-month projects must be expended in FY22 and FY23. Carryforward of funds beyond FY23 will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances. Carryforward of funds from FY22 to FY23 will be permitted only upon request and the submission of a FY22 report showing satisfactory performance in the judgment of the grant administrator.
  • Funding for undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral effort is encouraged. Faculty salary support is not encouraged but will be considered if justified.
  • No indirect costs may be included in budgets. Tuition waivers will be provided for any graduate students supported with state funds as part of a funded project. An estimate of the number of tuition waivers required should be included in the proposal.

Application Requirements & Procedures

  • Deadline for submission of proposals: Monday, October 11, 2021.
  • Limit on PIs: An investigator may serve as PI on only one proposal but may serve as co-PI or team member on a total of up to three proposals.
  • Submission of proposal: All proposals must be submitted through the GT-AMP Qualtrics survey. A direct link is provided below. As part of the survey, you will be required to complete an online application and attach your proposal as a single pdf file.
  • Proposal review: By a committee of faculty and Office of Undergraduate Education staff.
  • Date by which Awards announced: Monday, November 1, 2021.
  • Contents of proposals and page limits:
      1. A Proposal Narrative of not more than two pages addressing the five criteria under “Review Criteria,” above.
      2. A CV of not more than two pages each for the PI or co-PIs and any team member(s).
      3. A budget consistent with the “Funding Criteria,” above, including line-item detail, of not more than one page for a six-month proposal and not more than two pages for an eighteen-month proposal.