Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award

The Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award provides awards up to $5,000 each for support of research and creative activities (May be used for activities that contribute to a current research agenda or for seed money for proposals seeking external funding). 
 
Requirements

  • The recipient(s) must spend the money during the upcoming fiscal year (7/1/2015-6/30/2016).
  • The fund must be used in accordance with University policies.
  • The application materials are to be submitted as an electronic document to rstiles@email.wcu.edu.
  • Hard copy documents will not be accepted.

Eligibility

  • All tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply, regardless of discipline, methodology, or area of scholarship.
  • The applicant cannot have received the award in the past 3 years.

Application

  • Application Due Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015
  • Application Process requires:
    1. Faculty Research and Creative Activities Application Form (Word)
    2. A current CV
    3. Project Narrative (maximum of 2 pages, single spaced, minimum10 pt. font)
      • Briefly describe your proposed project in the following order:
        • Purpose
        • Significance
        • Plan of activities
        • Expected outcomes
        • Potential external funding agencies
        • Duties of Graduate Assistant if applicable
    4. Other Support
        • List all sources of research support and funding currently available to you, including University sources.  List the name of the sponsor or source, dates of project, amount of funding available, and specify any overlap of activity with this proposed project.

Evaluation and Rubric

        • The Awards Sub-Committee of the Faculty Scholarship Advisory Committee will review the applications and transmit recommendations to the Dean of Graduate School and Research.  

 Project Narrative (should be a maximum of 2 pages, single spaced, minimum10 pt. font) 

 

Well developed, clear, scholarly, detailed information, strong recommendation, robust outcomes possible

Less well developed, purpose adequately articulated, significance noteworthy, outcomes noted

Purpose unclear, significance minimal or not stated, plan of activities unclear,
outcomes not scholarly

  • Purpose

 3

 2

1

  • Significance

 3

 2

1

  • Plan of activities 

 3

 2

1

  • Expected outcomes

 3

 2

1

 Additional Information

  • Potential external funding agencies

  • Duties of Graduate Assistant if applicable

 Other Support

  • Research support and funding currently available to you, including University sources

  • List
    the name of the sponsor or source, dates of project, amount of funding
    available, and specify any overlap of activity with this proposed project.

 Comments concerning additional support:

 Additional comments or concerns

 Total Score:

Questions regarding application or funding should be directed to Roxane Stiles: rstiles@email.wcu.edu  

 

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