WITH US Seed Funding

Due Monday June 11th, 2018
Submit completed proposals to withus@calpoly.edu


The purpose of the WITH US Seed Funding grant is to generate violence prevention (broadly defined) research in college student populations, and foster interdisciplinary collaboration among Cal Poly faculty and student affairs. The program will provide modest seed funding (up to $5,000) for promising projects towards work leading to external validation (e.g. national presentations, peer-reviewed journal articles) and/or research grant proposal submission.

Cal Poly faculty interested in research to practice collaborations related to: bystander intervention; social justice; violence prevention; health promotion; harm reduction; sexual assault and harassment; hate, bias and discrimination; hazing and bullying; and alcohol and other drugs misuse and abuse, are encouraged to apply. 


The Center for Bystander Intervention (WITH US) was established to prevent harm and lives lost to hazing, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual assault, hate and bias, and other forms of campus-based violence among college students. WITH US is a national multi-issue bystander intervention research center within Cal Poly Student Affairs.



Awards can be made only to tenured/tenure-track and full time instructional faculty in their first year or beyond at Cal Poly who intend to remain employees of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, in the year following the award. One application per person per year can be submitted.



Interested Cal Poly faculty should submit this form and email completed proposals to withus@calpoly.edu by Monday, June 11, 2018.  Applicants who have submitted a strong research proposal that meets the above guidelines may be invited to a 20-minute presentation and interview with the research committee. Proposals will be evaluated on scientific merit, potential for external funding, and the guidelines above. Applicants will be notified by Tuesday, June 26, 2018. It is anticipated that two to five projects will be awarded for the fiscal year 2018-19, depending on the quality of proposals and the availability of funding. 



WITH US has designated $5,000 of annual seed project funding; the number of projects funded will depend on the number of qualified applicants. Priority will be given to projects that involve novel research, interdisciplinary collaboration including collaboration with student affairs, and student involvement or leadership. Funding may be used for activities including data collection, data analysis, software, writing, fieldwork, equipment, incentives (must comply with CP hospitality regulations) or personnel. Funds may not be used for conference travel or professional fees. Applicants should include a statement of how this project is related to, and supports the mission and vision of WITH US.


View the application here.

Posted on:
April 2, 2018

Written by:
WITH US Team / May 23, 2018

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