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Research/Creative Assistance Award


Requests for Funding from the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for
Research/Creative Assistance Award

In order to promote research and creative activity in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, the Dean will annually fund release time, travel, or other expenses for faculty to engage in major research or creative activity, as long as funds are available.  The amount of funding may vary each year depending on resources available. 

Release time is normally granted for one semester, but additional assistance may be requested such as summer pay, travel to conduct research (not present it), research materials, etc.  A recipient of an assistance award in the form of release time may neither accept employment outside the university nor teach an overload during this time-period. 

Further, the Dean plans to award challenge-grant stipends to faculty writing proposals to external funding agencies.

1. Eligibility/Stipulations
• full-time tenure-track faculty in the College;
• served the university for three years after returning from a sabbatical or paid leave.
• priority given to faculty not awarded a CAHSS-RCAA during the previous year.

2. General Procedures – Applicants must complete the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Research/Creative Assistance Award form and submit it to their department chair for consideration.  A recommendation from a colleague that addresses the merit of the proposed research or scholarly work must be included.  The chair will then forward the request to the Dean’s office.  The chair must attach a letter of support.

3. Submission Schedule for award during the 2013-2014 Academic Year:


Fall Submission

Spring Submission

Faculty submit application to department chair

October 1

March 3

Requests forwarded to Dean with department chair recommendation

October 15

March 14

Dean notifies applicant and department chair of results

October 31

March 31

Submit report of results

September 30

Jan 15

Application for Research/Creative Assistance Award

Award Recipients for 2009-2010

Award Recipients for 2010-2011

Award Recipients for 2011-2012

Award Recipients for 2012-2013

Award Recipients for 2013-2014

Award Recipients for 2014-2015