Pre-tenure Supplement for Research and Creativity

The Pre-tenure Supplement for Research and Creativity enhances scholarly and/or creative productivity by providing junior faculty members with financial support to launch their creative agendas at the university.

Recipients are expected to disseminate their results outside the GVSU community via seminars, lectures, performances, and the like. They are also strongly urged to use the award as a means of obtaining external support for their efforts, if possible.

The Pre-tenure Supplement for Research and Creativity is an additional funding option of CSCE’s Catalyst Grant for Research and Creativity.

About the Award

AWARD
The Pre-tenure Supplement is in addition to the $5,000 that may be requested through the Catalyst Grant for Research and Creativity program (in other words – your catalyst budget may be up to $8,000 total). Funding cannot be used to supplement a faculty member’s salary. Eligible faculty can receive the Pre-tenure Supplemental award only once. The duration of the grant is up to two years. The project end date is determined by the date submitted in the proposal, no later than two years (no extensions allowed unless there are extenuating circumstances). Only one proposal per review cycle, and faculty must have closed previous Catalyst/Collaborative grants before funds may be distributed. Only one proposal per review cycle, and faculty must have closed previous Catalyst/Collaborative grants before funds may be distributed.

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible, individuals must be a tenure-track faculty member at GVSU, untenured, and have completed the terminal degree in their field.

DEADLINES
There are three submission cycles per year with deadlines at the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on October 1stFebruary 1st, and March 15th of each year. If the deadline day falls on a weekend, then the deadline is moved to 5:00 p.m. on the next business day.

  • Grants awarded in October may run for up to two years - November 1 through October 31 of the second year.
  • Grants awarded in February may run for up to two years - March 1 through February 28 of the second year.
  • Grants awarded in March may run for up to two years - April 15 through April 14 of the second year.

How to Apply

APPLY

REVIEW PROCESS
Projects recognized by this program are expected to be of high quality, as judged by the Research & Development Committee.

Proposals are reviewed by a committee composed of faculty from several disciplines, and therefore MUST be written to be understood by members of these multi-disciplinary review committees, i.e., an educated lay audience, rather than by narrow specialists in your field.

Criteria used in evaluating proposals include: project justification, significance of project, appropriateness of project design and methods, qualifications of the applicant for implementing the project, probability of achieving project objectives, and appropriateness of the schedule for project activities, if applicable.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Pre-tenure Supplement for Research and Creativity FAQs

Yes, proposals are accepted from pre-tenured faculty members who are in their first four years of their tenure-track appointment at GVSU.

No, funding cannot be used to supplement a faculty member’s salary.

Yes. You may receive the supplemental award only once. However, you can receive additional funding from the CSCE prior to your tenure and thereafter. For example, it is not uncommon for a faculty member to receive the pre-tenure and then a year or two later request and receive another catalyst grant.



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