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Freistat Grants for Augustana College Faculty

In-country research grants for Africa, Asia, Europe or Latin America

Objective:
To provide financial support to encourage research leading to peer reviewed publication by full-time, tenured or tenure track Augustana College faculty either during an academic term(s) or a summer period of study in Africa, Asia, Europe or Latin America.

Requirements:

  • Research proposal (no more than six pages)
  • Tentative budget
  • Latest resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a colleague off campus)


Follow-Up:

  • A final report to the Freistat Chair within four weeks of completion of their research abroad
  • A financial statement of all expenditures with appropriate receipts to the college controller, with copy to the Freistat Chair, upon completion of research abroad
  • Any manuscript based on the Freistat-funded research to the Freistat Chair
  • Present a public lecture on Freistat-funded research within one year after return to campus

Faculty Research in Peace Studies Grants

Objective:
To support scholarly research by Augustana faculty in the field of Peace Studies, broadly construed. Although it is difficult to define the boundaries of Peace Studies precisely, as our Mission Statement suggests, it includes efforts to understand the social, political, and economic conditions that contribute to violent conflicts, to ending violent conflicts, and that favor or enhance the prevalence of peaceful (non-violent) and harmonious coexistence. A wide range of projects might fall within these general limits, and consequently, applicants in a wide range of academic fields are encouraged to apply. Research might include, but is not limited to: in-country research into the causes of a particular violent conflict, or into how a particular violent conflict has been resolved; in-country research into social or political practices of a particular community that have succeeded in encouraging non-violent and cooperative solutions to conflict; or scholarship based on comparative research aimed at general understanding of how certain sorts of conflicts can be successfully and peacefully resolved.

Requirements:

  • Research proposal (no more than six pages)
  • Tentative budget
  • Latest resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a colleague off campus)


Follow-Up:

  • A final report to the Freistat Chair within four weeks of completion of their research grant
  • A financial statement of all expenses with appropriate receipts to college comptroller, with a copy to the Freistat Chair, upon completion of the research grant.
  • Any manuscript based on the Freistat-funded research as it is completed

Present a public lecture on Freistat-funded research within one year after his/her funding ends to the campus community

Travel Awards to Present Research at International Conferences

Objective:
To provide supplementary financial support to full-time, tenured and tenure track, Augustana faculty to enable them to present formal papers at international conferences in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Latin America.

Requirements:

  • Resume
  • Prospectus of paper
  • A 1-2 page cover letter which addresses the importance of the candidate's participation in the conference to his/her research agenda
  • Brief description of nature of conference


Follow-Up:

  • Within four weeks of the conclusion of the conference, the grant recipient must present to the Freistat Chair a copy of the conference presentation and final conference program.
  • A financial statement of all expenses with receipts must also be presented to college controller, with a copy to the Freistat Chair, within four weeks of conference completion.

Student-Faculty Fellows On-Site Undergraduate Research Grants

Objective:
To provide funding to facilitate faculty mentoring of undergraduate research in Africa, Asia, Europe or Latin America, or in Peace Studies in either America or abroad.

Requirements:

  • An up-to-date resume for each applicant
  • Two letters of recommendation for each applicant from Augustana faculty members other than the mentor
  • A formal research proposal


Follow-Up:

  • A final report and any papers/video studies/other projects completed during the research project to the Freistat Chair within upon return to Augustana
  • A financial statement of all expenditures, along with appropriate receipts, to the college controller, with copy to the Freistat Chair, within four weeks of completion of their research trip.