FREISTAT CENTER GRANTS
APPLICATION DUE DATE: Monday, March 31, 2014
The Freistat Center is pleased to announce that the upcoming cycle of funding for Freistat Center grant programs is just over $60,000. The primary purpose of the Center and its grant programs is, in the words of our Benefactor, William Freistat, "to provide stimulus and opportunity for Augustana students, whatever their major fields of interest, to participate in....the human search for ways to resolve conflict." This round of funding will support grants for both faculty and students during the summer 2014 and academic year 2014-2015 (September 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015). The grant application deadline is Monday, March 31, 2014.
$15,000 has been set aside to fund faculty research abroad in areas appropriate to the Freistat vision. Research in peace studies or in any area of inquiry that promotes active conflict resolution is appropriate. Such research may take a theoretical form, involving significant historical, social, economic, or political inquiry; or it may take a more practical form, involving real world solutions to real world problems, such as issues involving the health and welfare of a given people or issues pertaining to environmental integrity or sustainable forms of energy.
Over $45,000 has been set aside to fund three programs for students. Our Student-Faculty Fellows Program enables a faculty member to help two students conduct undergraduate research abroad during the summer. Our in-country Language and Cultural Enhancement Program allows language students in their second year to experience life abroad with a faculty member in a country appropriate to their area of study. Finally, our longstanding, on-site Intensive Language Study Grants enable students to experience accelerated language study.
The summer 2013 and academic year 2013-2014 program, currently being run, is supporting Dr. Todd Cleveland, History, for his ongoing research into the intriguing life decisions made by the former African soccer players. Dr. Jason Mahn, Religion, for his ongoing ethnographic research pertaining to "peace communities"with the United States. Dr. Vicki Sommer, Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Welfare Department/Women's and Gender Studies Program, for her research with the Medical Education in Cooperation with Cuba (MEICC) program. Faculty Travel Awards were given to Dr. Mariano Magalhães, Political Science, for his roundtable participation at the 34th Interamerican Conference of Psychologists on domestic violence research. Dr. John Pfautz, Music, for his presentation at Ripon College, Oxford on "Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives. Dr. Sangeetha Rayapati, Music, for her presentation in Brisbane, Australia on "Singing Seniors: Pedagogical Approaches for Older Adults." Additionally, Dr. Kim Vivian and students Sarah Berndt and Kristine Guinther were awarded a Student-Faculty Fellow for their research on the Romanesque Fieldstone Churches in the Saxon Anhalt Region of Germany. Finally, Student Language Awards were given to Gabriel Bouzard and Mason Broxham (China), Alejandra Campos (Spain), Lizeth Tamayo (France) and 8 other students for their studies in Ecuador.
For further details regarding Freistat Center grant opportunities, please contact Heidi Storl at x7572 firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the following link http://www.augustana.edu/academics/academic-affairs/faculty-grants/internal-grants/freistat-center-grants/freistat-grant-opportunities.
Sabbatical Leave Grants and Summer Research Stipends
APPLICATION DUE DATE: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Nature of these research grants (see Faculty Handbook for details):
If you have been granted a sabbatical for two or more terms of the next academic year (2014/ 2015), you are eligible to apply for a $3,600 supplemental research grant.
There are two available Sabbatical Leave Grants
If you are a non-tenured faculty member and have academic rank, you may apply for a $1,800 summer research stipend.
There are two available Summer Research Stipends
- The grants are to support the creative and scholarly activity of faculty.
- The grants support a variety of activities, including basic research and creative work.
- Fundable items include faculty salary replacement, student salaries, special equipment (which would be considered college property), supplies, computer time, typing costs, journal page costs, work in major archives, and additional study.
- Projects not eligible for support include those aimed at bolstering academic coursework, and dissertation research/writing.
- The proposals are screened by the Faculty Research Committee and funded by Augustana College.
- Awarded funds will be available in July 2014.
- In the context of the top two bulleted items above, any faculty member with academic rank who is full-time faculty, joint appointment faculty, adjunct or part-time faculty, are eligible. This includes librarians, coaches, or appointees to concurrent administrative positions with rank.
Guidelines and selection process of the proposals (see Faculty Handbook for details):
1) There are two stipends available for $1800 each
2) Five page maximum proposal with itemized budget
3) Proposal must include:
- Identification of research problem
- Explanation of materials and methods, including itemized budget (budget must distinguish between money that will be paid to applicant and money that will be used to pay expenses), required to tackle problem
- Relation of proposed work to work of applicant's peers
- Nature of result or product anticipated, i.e., publications, art exhibits, baseline info for future work
- Timeline for significant milestones or project completion
- Summary of research grants received from Augustana sources during the past five years, along with results of projects funded
- Sabbatical Leave Grant proposals must include a copy of the approved sabbatical proposal
- Current Curriculum Vitae (includes applicant's general qualifications and relevant previous work; this is in addition to the five page limit for the proposal; please limit CV to five pages)
4) Criteria used by committee to rate proposals: eligibility, clarity of presentation, appropriate budget prediction, prospects for publication or public attention, applicant's qualifications
5) Expectation for funded 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 and the Chair of the Faculty Research Committee 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 Chair of the committee and the Academic Affairs Office.
- Faculty who are funded by these grants are expected to give a lecture or public presentation of the project's results within a reasonable amount of time.
- Acknowledgement of Augustana's financial assistance in products created from funded work.
Please send your proposal by e- mail attachment if at all possible (otherwise six hard copies) by 5:00 PM on April 3, 2014 to Mary Koski in the Office of Academic Affairs. Expected date of award announcements: April 14, 2014. Direct questions to any member of the committee: Paul Croll, Janina Ehrlich, Nathan Frank, Chadia Chambers-Samadi, Eric Stewart or Lina Zhou.
Student-Faculty Academic Partnership Grant
APPLICATION DUE DATE: Monday, April 7, 2014
The Augustana Student Research Committee provides Academic Partnership Grants to support student involvement in faculty members' scholarly and creative projects. Students selected by faculty will undertake projects intended to enrich their scholarly interests and abilities and prepare them for advanced research of their own.
Funding maximum: Three terms plus summer ($2,640 student stipend)
Deadline: April 7, 2014; rolling deadline for smaller grant requests
For more information:http://www.augustana.edu/academics/student-research