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Grants and Awards in Support of Scholarship


Faculty Research Grant
Faculty Summer Research Stipend
New Faculty Research Awards
Presidential Research Fellowship
Sabbatical Leave Grant
Reassigned Time for Major Projects
Student Research Assistantships
Grant Proposal Incentive Awards
Summer Special Collections Faculty Research Allowance


Faculty Research Grants

Eligibility: All faculty with rank
Deadline: Mid January
Notification: Early February; funding available immediately

Description

The Faculty Research Committee will annually consider requests to fund creative and scholarly work in any of the disciplines taught at Augustana College. Funds are available for such items as student salaries, travel costs, special equipment, supplies, computer time, typing costs, journal page costs, work in major archives, and additional study. Within its means, the committee tries to support as much good work, by as many colleagues, as possible. Typical grants range from $1000- $2000; the FRC's annual budget for grants is usually around $10,000.

Guidelines

Refer to the annual call for proposals for specific directions. Normally, an application need be no longer than five pages or 1,500 words. Applications should be clearly written, in language intelligible to colleagues outside one's own specialty. If it is essential to describe the project in language special to a particular field, a summary in more ordinary terms should be included.

All applications should include some account of the following:

  • The applicant's general qualifications for the proposed work, relevant previous work and experience (an abbreviated curriculum vitae must be included), and preparation or ground work (if any) already undertaken specifically for the work proposed.
  • The relationship between the proposed work and previous/current work in the field by others.
  • The result or product anticipated, and the means and methods which are expected to be adequate to the purpose.
  • A brief but specific itemized budget must be included. A timetable of the stages of work should be included for projects of more than a few months' duration.
  • Continuing projects are eligible for repeated funding but must include an annual timeline and annual budget. Proposals that build upon previously-funded work must demonstrate progress and have expended the previous year's funding.
  • The prospects for publication or other public attention, and the advantage, if any, the work might be or bring to the college.

Submit your proposal by email attachment to Mary Koski in the Academic Affairs Office.

Responsibilities of the Grantee

  • Acknowledgement of Augustana financial assistance in products produced from work
  • A brief (1-2 page) report detailing the results of the research, including where the work was presented, performed, and/or published. This should be submitted to the Dean of the College, the Chair of the Faculty Research Committee, and Mary Koski no later than 1 year after notification of the grant. Funds not expended by 1 year after the grant notification will revert back to the general Faculty Research Fund.
  • Faculty who are funded by these grants are expected to give a lecture or public presentation of the project's results within a reasonable period of time.

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Faculty Summer Research Stipends

Eligibility: Untenured faculty members with academic rank
Deadline: Mid March
Notification: Late March; funding available July 1

Description

The FRC awards summer research awards of $1800 each to two untenured faculty members each year. These grants are designed to contribute to the teaching program of the college by promoting faculty excellence. The grants are to enable untenured faculty members to develop as scholars and teachers by making possible sustained and significant academic endeavors.

Guidelines

Refer to the annual call for proposals for specific directions. The award of these grants will be made by the college upon recommendation of the Faculty Research Committee. Guidelines for application and selection are the same as those used for the Faculty Research Grants. Send the proposal by email attachment to Mary Koski in the Academic Affairs Office.

Responsibilities of the Grantee

  • Acknowledgement of Augustana financial assistance in products produced from work
  • A brief (1-2 page) report detailing the results of the research, including where the work was presented, performed, and/or published. This should be submitted to the Dean of the College, the Chair of the Faculty Research Committee, and Mary Koski no later than 1 year after notification of the grant. Should the project not be completed within a year, a progress report should be submitted to the Academic Affairs Office.
  • A presentation on the work completed to be delivered as part of the Conversations on Scholarship, the Celebration of Learning, Teaching Circle, the Feminist Tea Series, or other campus-wide event.

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New Faculty Research Awards

Eligibility: Available to tenure-track faculty members in their first three years
Deadline: November 15; funds are available earlier if needed
Notification: December 8

Description

All new faculty members can apply for up to $4000 in support for research per year (in any of the four areas of scholarship defined by Ernest Boyer in Scholarship Reconsidered) in their first three years of service to Augustana. Those funds can be combined with any of the other grants mentioned here with the exception of a Presidential Research Fellowship.

Guidelines

Normally, an application need be no longer than five pages or 1,500 words. Submit your application to the dean of the college using the guidelines found here.

Responsibilities of the Grantee

  • Acknowledgement of Augustana financial assistance in products produced from work
  • A brief (1-2 page) report detailing the results of the research, including where the work was presented, performed, and/or published. This should be submitted to the Dean of the College no later than 3 months after the conclusion of the grant.

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Presidential Research Fellowship

Eligibility: All tenure-track and tenured faculty
Deadline: December 15
Notification: January 15; funding disbursed July and August

Description

Presidential Research Fellowships are intended to support faculty research, scholarship and artistic work at Augustana. The fellowships will pay up to $4,000 for a faculty research project to be undertaken in the summer. Up to $750 is available for travel and expenses. The proposal should constitute a new area of research, a new area of an existing research agenda, or support for substantial, ongoing work. Proposals are invited in any of the four areas of scholarship: discovery, teaching, integration and application (outlined by Ernest Boyer in Scholarship Reconsidered) as well as in artistic work. Proposals are competitive and will be reviewed and ranked by an off-campus evaluator. Priority will be given to faculty who were not awarded a Presidential Research Fellowships in the previous year. Faculty members who have summer research funding as part of their contracts in a given year are not eligible for Presidential Research Fellowships in that year. PRF funds are available only to tenured and tenure-track faculty.

Submission to a peer-reviewed journal-or the equivalent for an artistic project-is normally expected within a year (by July the following year); in disciplines where such a deadline is inappropriate, please include a date for submission in the proposal. A report on the research, a copy of the letter of submission, and a copy of the paper will be due at the same time. 

Guidelines

Proposals should address the specific nature and scope of the research, as well as its likely audience. Proposals should be no more than five pages, including a detailed budget for any expenses and a description of the proposed venue for publication or performance. External readers will evaluate proposals and make a recommendation.

Submit proposals to Mary Koski in Academic Affairs.

Responsibilities of the Grantee

  • If you have received PRF funds in the past five years, please indicate in your proposal if and where the project resulted in publication.
  • Presidential Research Fellows will be expected to do a substantial portion of the search on campus through the summer of the award, unless the research calls them away from the area.
  • Presidential Research Fellows will not be eligible for summer teaching other than travel courses lasting no more than two weeks.
  • A report on the research, a copy of the letter of submission, and a copy of the paper will be due to the Dean of the College and Mary Koski within a year of the award money being dispersed.
  • Acknowledgement of Augustana financial assistance in products produced from work.

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Sabbatical Leave Grants

Eligibility: Faculty eligible for sabbatical the following year who are planning a two- or three-term sabbatical leave.
Deadline: Mid March
Notification: Late March; funding available July 1

Description

The sabbatical leave grants are designed to contribute to the teaching program of the college by promoting faculty excellence. The grants are to enable faculty members to develop as scholars and teachers by making possible sustained and significant academic endeavors. There are two grants available each year; each will pay $3600 to a faculty member on sabbatical taking a 2- or 3-term sabbatical leave.

Guidelines

Refer to the annual call for proposals for specific directions. The award of these grants will be made by the college upon recommendation of the Faculty Research Committee. Guidelines for application and selection are the same as those used for the Augustana Faculty Research Grants. Submit proposals to Mary Koski in the Academic Affairs Office.

Responsibilities of the Grantee

  • Sabbatical leave approved through the normal channels.
  • Acknowledgement of Augustana financial assistance in products produced from work
  • A brief (1-2 page) report detailing the results of the research, including where the work was presented, performed, and/or published. This should be submitted to the Dean of the College, the Chair of the Faculty Research Committee and Mary Koski no later than 1 year after notification of the grant.
  • A presentation on sabbatical work completed to be delivered as part of the Conversations on Scholarship, the Celebration of Learning, Teaching Circle, the Feminist Tea Series, or other campus-wide event.

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Reassigned Time for Major Projects

Eligibility: All tenure-track and tenured faculty who have taught at Augustana for one full year, and who are nearing completion of a major scholarly or artistic project
Deadline: December 1
Notification: December 15

Description

Three credits of reassigned time are available to faculty members for the purpose of completing a major scholarly project. Work in any of the scholarly areas of discovery, teaching, integration and application are eligible. The Dean's Office will support for reassigned time for up to three faculty members annually. Typically these awards will not be given to faculty members from the same department. Priority will be given to requests from faculty members who have not yet received reassigned time or any other leaves.

Guidelines

An application should include description of the project (up to four pages), the project's status and how the reassigned time will be used, as well as a brief curriculum vitae. Please include a supporting letter from your department chair as well as confirmation of outside commitment such as a contract from a publisher.

Send proposals to Wendy Hilton-Morrow in the Academic Affairs Office.

Responsibilities of the Grantee

  • Acknowledgement of Augustana financial assistance in products produced from work
  • A brief (1-2 page) report detailing the results of the research, including where the work was performed and/or published. This should be submitted to the Dean of the College by no longer than 1 year after notification of the grant.

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Student Research Assistantships (SRA)

Eligibility: All tenure-track and tenured faculty
Deadline: Last Day of Winter Term Classes
Notification: Mid-April; funding available beginning the next academic year

Description

The Augustana Research Foundation is offers six Student Research Assistantships (SRA) to be awarded annually beginning in the 2008-2009 academic year. The awards will be given in the following areas:

  • Hill-Erickson Award in Natural Sciences
  • Robert Berntsen Award in the Natural Sciences
  • Manley Hoppe Award in the Natural Sciences
  • Lloyd Schwiebert Award in Political Science/History (emphasizing progressive politics)
  • Augustana Research Foundation Award in Social Sciences
  • Augustana Research Foundation Award in either Natural or Social Sciences

The purpose of these awards is two-fold. Each award will be made to an Augustana College faculty member for the purpose of providing a student with a year-long enriching research experience, and a faculty member with a research assistant.

Each award gives a faculty member the opportunity to apprentice a student in her/his own research for an entire academic year, work closely with that student on one or several research projects, and engage the student in a variety of research experiences. Each SRA will pay a student $8/hour to work as a research assistant for 4 hours per week for 10 weeks each term throughout one academic year (a total of 3 terms, 30 weeks, 120 hours).

Guidelines

The application, submitted by the faculty member, consists of a two page proposal specifying

  • faculty member identifying information
  • nature of the research project(s) (approximately 1 page)
  • specific roles and responsibilities of the student research assistant
  • anticipated outcomes

Completed applications must be submitted to Dr. Douglas Nelson (DouglasNelson@augustana.edu), Director of Research, Augustana Research Foundation. Each faculty member receiving an SRA will be expected to have selected the student research assistant by the end of the eighth week of the spring term.

Responsibilities of the Grantee

  • Acknowledgement of Augustana financial assistance in products produced from work
  • At the end of the spring term of the award year, the faculty member will be asked to submit a one-page report detailing progress on each of the anticipated outcomes (as stated in the proposal). In addition, the Augustana Research Foundation Board of Directors will invite the student awardees to attend a spring dinner meeting at which they will be honored guests and will be expected to present a brief summary of their experience as a research assistant.

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Grant Proposal Incentive Awards (PIAs)

Deadline: Ongoing
Notification: Ongoing

Description

PIAs are available to encourage those who seek external grant funding. These awards are granted after submission of a proposal or application to an external granting organization. The awards are $250 for proposals with budgets between $20,000 and $60,000, and $500 for proposals with budgets in excess of $60,000. Once a PIA for a grant proposal has been awarded, a new award in subsequent years will be considered for significantly new grant proposals. The maximum award will be $750 in any given year. When a proposal has more than one principal investigator, the PIA will be shared. PIA funds will be provided either as a stipend (subject to taxes) or can be added to the Professional Meeting Allowance account tax-free. They are available for faculty members seeking external funding for their research.

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Guidelines

Proposals should address the specific nature and scope of the research, as well as its likely audience. Proposals should be no more than five pages, including a detailed budget for any expenses and a description of the proposed venue for publication or performance. In those years when applications exceed funding, we anticipate that external readers will evaluate proposals and make a recommendation.


Faculty Summer Special Collections Research Allowance

Deadline: March 29, 2013


Description

Special Collections invites applications for the Summer Special Collections Faculty Research Allowance for summer 2013.  These grants are intended to permit faculty to explore Special Collections materials, how they might be incorporated into existing or new courses, and/or whether they can serve as primary resources for student or faculty research.  The allowance, awarded as PDF funding this year, gives faculty enhanced access (for at least one week in the summer) to the materials and the staff of Special Collections.  Applications are due March 29, 2013, and should be submitted to Sarah Horowitz, Special Collections Librarian.  For more information about the application process, please visit http://www.augustana.edu/x34663.xml.