Dean’s Faculty Summer Research Grant

Deadline: April 11, 2022

The Dean’s office in the School of the Arts announces the call for applications for 2022 Summer Research Grants. These funds are to support summer research. Notification can be expected by May 6, 2022.

Eligibility: All full-time tenure-track, tenured and term faculty holding appointments through the end of the Fall 2022 semester are invited to submit applications for a grant in the amount of $3,000. (This includes faculty at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor.)

Evaluation of proposals will focus on the quality of the project and the significance of the contribution that the proposed project will make to thought and knowledge in the applicant’s field. Consideration will be given to projects that will advance the applicants’ path to tenure and promotion and the likelihood that the applicant will complete the project (or designated sub-section of a larger project) during the summer of the award. 

Awards are subject to the following criteria: 

  • It is understood that the Dean’s Office will be notified no later than June 1, 2022 if a faculty member awarded a Summer Research Grant declines or becomes ineligible to receive the grant.
  • Grant awards are to support research. Awards are not intended for preparation of teaching materials that will be required by the applicant in the performance of normal teaching duties. Additionally, awards are not intended to support research leading to a graduate degree. 
  • Faculty may receive Summer Research Grant support for no more than two consecutive years; they regain eligibility after a summer without support. 
  • Grant recipients may accept other grants for project expenses not covered by SoTA’s Summer Research Grant. 
  • Grant recipients are expected to devote at least three consecutive weeks of the summer in which the funds are awarded to the proposed research project. They may receive salary for summer teaching or summer administrative duties provided that the commensurate work occupies no more than eight consecutive weeks during the summer of the award. 
  • Award recipients will be expected to report in writing to the Dean’s Office, by September 30, 2022, on the progress achieved toward the completion of the proposed project. Failure to submit a final report on time will jeopardize future funding. 

Submission requirements:

Applications will be collected via this Google Form. You will be asked to submit the following:

  1. A brief project narrative of no more than 750 words describing your proposed research and the project’s contributions to current trends/practices in your field. Indicate the significance of this work to your professional development at this time, and to the profile and intellectual assets of the School of the Arts and the university
  2. A budget that clearly and accurately aligns with the activities of your project. Stipends, and salaries, for consultants, students, and assistants are not eligible. Budgets must be uploaded as PDF documents with your name in the filename (i.e. Smith_Budget.pdf). **For travel expenses, please visit the University Sponsored Travel please on this page. For information on Per Diem rates visit this site
  3. A current CV, which must be uploaded as a PDF document with your name in the filename (i.e. Smith_bio.pdf).