The total requested from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education Comprehensive Program is $553,933 with an institutional match of $421,397 Reflected in the total grant request is the development and implementation of a new process which would become institutionalized at the University of Cincinnati through a gradual assumption of grant-related expenses. In the first year the total requested from FIPSE is $252,156 with a match of $59,132. In the second year there is approximate parity with FIPSE assuming $178,175 of total grant expenses and an institutional match of $154,418. By the third year the total requested from FIPSE is $123,602 which is less than the institutional match of $207,846.
The primary expenses involved in the project can be found in the project personnel costs. These costs primarily include time for the faculty members involved in the project team as co-principal investigators, project leaders and professional practice faculty leads. In addition a .5 FTE support staff member will be devoted to the grant for 100% of his/her time to assist in grant administration and documentation, and a co-op student will devote 50% of his/her time to grant related activities in the form of database development and web site development. As demonstrated by both the Budget Summary and Yearly Budget Narrative, these costs will be gradually assumed by the University of Cincinnati over the life of the grant.