The Institute for Social Transformation (IST) is available to support research projects in the public interest that involve UCSC social science faculty members. If we are involved in the pre-award process, we can also provide post-award administrative support, event planning, and strategic guidance. IST has experienced staff who can provide ongoing administrative support if they are included in research proposal budgets at small increments (5-10%).
We suggest that faculty reach out to IST early in the proposal development stage to explore research support options especially if the proposed project includes any of the following:
- Several PI’s or co-PI’s, especially if PI’s are in different departments or divisions
- International collaboration
- Hosting meetings or a conference
- A high volume of travel or complex travel
- Work with community partners or non-profit organizations
- A published public report, video series or tool (different than academic writing)
- A public event
- Paid consultants
Faculty who plan to submit a research proposal should contact Ashlee Tews, Director of Research Development for Social Sciences, as soon as possible (email@example.com).
If the grant proposal includes any of the above listed activities, please also contact Chris Benner, Faculty Director of IST, to discuss research support (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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