The Music and Audio Research Laboratory (MARL) is pleased to announce its inaugural call for seed award applications! MARL is committed to funding new projects that bring together scholars working at the intersection of music, sound, science, and technology. We will fund two proposals up to $15,000 each in research support. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 31st, 2022. Full instructions for application materials and grantee expectations are available below. If you have questions about the MARL seed program, including questions about the application package or budget development, please contact Nicole Eason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
Applications will be submitted via the NYU InfoReady portal. Applicants will be prompted to enter personnel and project information into text fields within the portal and will also be required to upload PDF attachments. A summary of required sections is as follows:
- Personal Details: Applicant name and contact information (Text field)
- Key Collaborator Information: Include names, affiliations, and project titles (e.g. Co-PI, Co-I, Advisor) for key members of the project team (Text field)
- Proposal Title (Text field)
- Project Period: Enter a start and end date. Projects are typically 12 months. The earliest possible start date is Junel 1, 2022. (Text field)
- Human Subjects Information: (Dropdown question and text box)
- All funded proposals that include the participation of human subjects as part of their research design must be reviewed and approved by the New York University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects (UCAIHS). Please indicate in the provided InfoReady fields whether human subjects will be involved in your research, and if so, the status of your human subjects application. Approval is not required at the time of application submission but will be required before any project activities involving human subjects can start.
- Project Description and Budget (Attachment)
- The project description should be limited to 3 single-spaced pages including all pictures, graphs, tables, references, and the budget. References should be included within this attachment as well but will not count toward page limits. Please be succinct, avoid jargon, and spell out acronyms when used for the first time.
- Please include responses to the following sections within your proposal:
- State of knowledge: What is the current state of knowledge regarding the proposed research? What are the relevant disciplines? What impact might the project have on the state of knowledge across these disciplines?
- Program overview and design: Please describe the project’s scope, size, and components. What methodology will you employ? How is your program multidisciplinary? What is the project’s duration and timeline?
- Statement of potential impact: What impact might your project have at NYU or in the broader community? What will be the product of your research? How will your project inform education and broaden participation? How will your project impact society?
- Plans for future study: How will the requested seed funding contribute to your longer-term research, impact, and funding goals? How will future submissions for sponsored research be strengthened by the seed award? Please also list 2-3 potential funder targets for continuing your project after the seed award has concluded.
- Awards will not exceed $15,000. Award size depends on the proposed scope of work. Funds are not permitted for faculty salary expenses. Budgeted expenses may include wages for student assistants, fringe benefits, travel related to data collection, fieldwork expenses, consultation, hourly assistance, etc. Proposed budgets should consist of a bulleted list of expenditures.
- Other Attachments (Attachment)
- BioSketch or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Include a CV (no more than three pages) for each investigator involved in the proposed project.
- BioSketch or Curriculum Vitae (CV)