Frequently Asked Questions

The information below can be found in materials from across our website, largely in the Amplifying, Disseminating, and Increasing the Public Reach of Research and Practice (AMP) Grants Request for Proposals available on our Funding Opportunities Page at http://www.bttop.org/grants-funding/funding-opportunities, but has been compiled here for your convenience. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for on this page or in the RFP, please feel free to reach us with questions at info@bttop.org and we will reply as soon as possible.

Funding is currently available through the RFP for Amplifying, Disseminating, and Increasing the Public Reach of Research and Practice (AMP) Grants ranging from $500-$3,000. The proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning March 1, 2019. Awards will be awarded on a rolling basis beginning April 1, 2019. For more information on AMP Grants and to see the full RFP with instructions for submitting a proposal, visit our Funding Opportunities Page: http://www.bttop.org/grants-funding/funding-opportunities.

AMP Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis.  We will begin to evaluate proposals on March 1, 2019 and to begin making awards by April 1, 2019.  Applicants can generally expect a response within three weeks of submitting a proposal.  Although the timeline for grant-supported activities can be somewhat flexible, depending on the project, we expect activities funded by AMP Grants to be completed by September, 2020.

 

 

Proposals for Amplifying, Disseminating, and Increasing the Public Reach of Research and Practice (AMP) Grants will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning March 1, 2019. 

Awards for the Amplifying, Disseminating, and Increasing the Public Reach of Research and Practice (AMP) Grants will be announced on a rolling basis beginning April 1, 2019.

 

AMP Grants are available to faculty, staff, and programs from any academic institution (or academic association or consortium) that has received previous grant support from BTtoP.  Applicants may propose collaborative activities (for instance, campus visits, convenings, joint presentations, and publication or media projects) that include academic institutions and other organizations that were not past grantees, but must include at least one institution whose work was supported in the past by Bringing Theory to Practice.

 

Yes. AMP Grants are available to faculty, staff, and programs from any academic institution (or academic association or consortium) that has received previous grant support from BTtoP.  Applicants may propose collaborative activities (for instance, campus visits, convenings, joint presentations, and publication or media projects) that include academic institutions and other non-academic organizations that were not past grantees, but must include at least one institution whose work was supported in the past by Bringing Theory to Practice.

 

We offer some examples of potential topics in detail beginning on page 2 of the RFP, which can be accessed through our main Funding Opportunities page: http://www.bttop.org/grants-funding/funding-opportunities.

These examples are not meant to be prescriptive - we welcome and encourage your creative ideas and approaches. 

 

There are no formal limits to the number of proposals of any kind that can be submitted by an institution (concurrently or otherwise).

Your budget narrative should be unique to your own proposal, and particular line items are not required or expected. Examples of types of budgetary items seen in previously awarded grants include (but are not limited to): space rental, travel costs, marketing and communications, consultation fees, food/refreshments, materials/supplies, books, certificates of participation, AV needs, and honoraria.

It is our policy not to fund general overhead and indirect costs in our grants.

 

 

With the exception of honorarium awards for public writing—which entail no institutional match—all AMP Grants require a 1:1 matching commitment from the proposing institution(s).  That match may come as cash support (for instance, stipends for research assistants or the purchase of project-related equipment) or as in-kind support (such as a dedicated fraction of a participant's salary).  The grantee may make the match fully as cash, fully as in-kind or any combination of them.  In-kind matches must be itemized in the project budget; we do not accept the institution's general waiving of indirect cost rates as the fulfillment of an in-kind match.

If the proposal involves more than one institutional partner, the matching contributions (both monetary and in-kind) may be shared unequally by the partners or fully borne by one partner.  The proposal budget should clearly describe the source of matching contributions.

 

 

In-kind matching is composed of non-cash contributions of time, equipment, space, and other items committed to the goals of the project. In-kind matching may involve a salaried faculty member’s time or the use of items already owned by the applicant or the use of items or personnel donated by a third party (e.g. volunteer labor). In-kind matches must be itemized in the project budget; we do not accept the institution's general waiving of indirect cost rates as the fulfillment of an in-kind match. 

Cash is funding coming directly from the university; this shows us that there is institutional investment in the proposal. Cash that was not already allotted and is being designated by the university as new support for human resources in direct response to the proposal, like stipends or honoraria, does count as cash. Additionally, equipment purchased specifically for an initiative may be included in the cash match, whereas equipment already owned may not. Cash need not be from an external source. 

Associations and consortia are eligible to apply, but not for the support of their normal, ongoing collaborative activities.  

 

Proposals should be submitted electronically as a single, merged PDF attachment emailed to info@bttop.org.

Awards will be announced on a rolling basis via an email to the principal investigator starting April 1, 2019. For more information on how to submit a proposal, see the full RFP available from our funding opportunities page: https://www.bttop.org/grants-funding/funding-opportunities.

 

Proposals should be approximately no longer than eight pages - including the information sheet, proposal narrative, project budget, and CV or relevant biographical information about participants. However, if your proposal is slightly over this limit that is fine as well. The eight-page limit serves to save our reviewers from having to read multiple lengthy proposals. While we also do ask that your proposal include certain pieces of information, which can be found on page 4 of the RFP (available from our Funding Opportunities page), overall we are much more interested in your creative ideas and the content of the proposals than the way they are formatted. 

A "PI" is the grant Principal Investigator. This person is most responsible for and involved in your proposed project and will be the main person with whom BTtoP communicates. Proposals should include the PI’s name, job title, and contact information. Please note that notes of award will be sent to the individual listed as the PI.

There are no formatting requirements for your proposal, such as font size, spacing, type, or margins. 

While we also do ask that your proposal include certain pieces of information, which can be found on page 4 of the RFP (available from our Funding Opportunities page), overall we are much more interested in your creative ideas and the content of the proposals than the way they are formatted.

Yes. We suggest taking a look at our collection of Bringing It notes sent to our community on a bi-weekly basis. Reading these materials is not required - they are simply meant to be resources for potential grantees if they are interested. 

The PI’s of AMP Grants will be expected to submit:

  • a grant report describing the activities accomplished and assessing or reflecting on their impact
  • a budget report (except for honorarium grants for writing projects)
  • all writings, reports, presentations, event materials, and other resources produced through the grant.

 

Unfortunately, due to limited staff resources, BTtoP can not offer recommendations by request regarding potential or declined proposals. In special cases, in its letter of response to a proposal, BTtoP may choose to provide recommendations regarding a proposal that has merit and is compatible with BTtoP's mission but is not yet fundable. Those seeking to understand the interests of BTtoP and our pattern of funding are encouraged to review the Awarded Grants section of our website.

No. Membership in any organization is not required of applicants.