Supplementary Start-up Funds for New Faculty

The purpose of the fund is to encourage new tenure-track faculty to actively engage undergraduate students in their research and scholarship.  One of the best opportunities to set up research/ scholarship in a way that includes undergraduate students is early in a faculty member’s career.  However, to do this, there are often additional supply and research support costs.  This grant is offered to offset these startup costs and encourage new faculty to offer opportunities to undergraduate students interested in research and scholarship.

There are two separate funds:

  1. Supported by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship
  2. Supported by the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

Proposals for 2018-2019 are due by May 1, 2018

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About the Award

AWARD
Up to $1,000 for supplies and materials. Please note this award does not include student stipends, unless students are doing work that would prepare the faculty member’s research to engage additional students over an extended period of time. The award does not include faculty stipend.

  • CLAS Supplementary Start-up Funds for New Faculty
    • Two awards to be offered for each of the following disciplines: STEM, Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts (six awards in total)
  • Brooks Supplementary Start-up Funds for New Faculty
    • Two awards to be offered for the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

ELIGIBILITY

  • CLAS Supplementary Start-up Funds for New Faculty
    • New tenure-track faculty who are in their first or second year at the time of application
  • Brooks Supplementary Start-up Funds for New Faculty
    • New tenure-track faculty. Preference is given to those who are in their first or second year at the time of application

 


How to Apply

Proposals are due May 1, 2018. The proposal needs to be one complete document that you will submit to the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.

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Proposal Requirements

The proposal must include the following sections:

1. Proposal Containing all Sections:

  • Section 1: Project Description and Abstract
    • Provide a clear, concise description of the research project to be supported. This description should be written for a generalist audience. (Maximum 200 words)
  • Section 2: Engagement of Undergraduate Students
    • Explain how your research in this area will be inclusive of undergraduate researchers and scholars. (Maximum 200 words)
  • Section 3: Budget Justification
    • The budget justification should address the relevance of the proposed budget in terms of its relation to the proposed project.  This section should also include a disclosure of all startup funds provided by internal and external sources.
  • Section 4: Project Description and Timeline
    • Clearly describe the research/ scholarship to be supported and how the additional funds will allow for the inclusion of undergraduate students. (The project description must be single-spaced and cannot exceed two (2) pages)

2. Updated CV

3. Research/Scholarship Statement

4. Letter of Support from the Faculty Member’s Department Chair, or Unit Head


Grantee Responsibilities

Funds will be available at the beginning of the new fiscal year. Faculty members will be expected to attend an Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS) mentorship program during 2018-2019, as well as provide a summary description on their research and how undergraduate students can become involved. This description will be featured on the OURS website.



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