• Must I apply to the Academic Senate COR
in order to receive ARI Mini-Grant funds?
Yes, in order to be considered for ARI Mini-Grant
funding you must ALSO apply for Faculty
from the Academic Senate COR during its annual Spring call
I apply for an ARI MIni-Grant if I have received a Major
If you apply for a Major Collaborative Grant you
MAY apply for a Mini-Grant.
If you are AWARDED an individual Major Project grant,
you may NOT apply for a mini-grant.
• May I apply for both a collaborative and an individual
Major Project Grant in the same year?
Yes. Obviously the projects would be different.
For example, there have been collaborative projects that
are speakers' series. A person could head up such a collaboration
and also apply for an individual major project grant.
much should I budget for travel and per diem when applying
for ARI funding?
A. The ARI allows 50% of the allowable reimbursement
figures listed on the US State Department's website
• How much funding is allowed by external agencies,
and intramural UC funding groups for hotels, per diem and
UC reimbursement rates for domestic research travel
are posted at: http://finaff.ucsc.edu/ap/travel/travel/Travelup.html.
For foreign research expense rates, see the State Department
website http://www.state.gov/m/a/als/prdm/ for
allowable daily reimbursement is a useful guidelines when
budgeting for research travel expenses.
• May I request an extension on my ARI grant
expenditures? or change the use of my ARI grant funds?
Yes, you may request extensions or changes in the
use of your grant allocation. But you must send an email
request to the ARI, via Administrator Waters. In your request
make sure you indicate the exact year, amount and type
of grant for which you received funds. Also indicate as
specifically as possible why you require the extension,
or the change in use of funds. Your request will be assessed
and you will be notified of permission (or asked for further
explanation) within a brief time.
if my research travel needs to start before the July 1
starting date for release of award funds?
As long as the proposed research trip extends past
July 1 of the award year, faculty can request funds from
ARI for the trip in this round of funding.