The College of Arts and Sciences initiated this award for the purpose of providing outstanding faculty in the arts and humanities with financial support for advancing scholarship or creative work. The award is to support a project or projects over a period of time that will lead to significant new external professional recognition for the faculty member.
The award provides up to $10,000 per year for a minimum of two and a maximum of three years. The minimum request is for $3,000 per year. Successful projects will feature a multi-year plan with well-defined outcomes that will elevate the external recognition of the faculty member’s work. More than one award may be made in a year if the total supported requests do not exceed $10,000 per year. The award is not a salary supplement, but the funds may be used, for example, to support professional travel, salary for graduate students or research assistants, production costs, or supplies. Support for this award is from the College Research Incentive Fund.
Tenured faculty members who are conducting scholarly work or creative activity in the humanities or arts are eligible for this award. Nominations in the arts may include faculty working in design, folk and traditional arts, literature, media, music, musical theater, opera, theater, visual arts, and multidisciplinary works. For the humanities, nominees may be working in the areas of history, philosophy, languages, linguistics, literature, archaeology, jurisprudence, history and criticism of the arts, ethics, comparative religion, and those aspects of the social sciences employing historical or philosophical approaches. Typically, nominations will come from the departments of Anthropology, Classics, English, History, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Theatre, and the schools of Art and Music.
Each department head or director, in consultation with departmental faculty or an appropriate faculty committee, may select one nominee and submit the appropriate nomination materials to the Dean’s Office. Each nomination must include:
- A completed New Research Scholarly and Creative Projects Nomination Form
- A nomination letter from the department head including information about related projects, significance of project, related funding possibilities and if appropriate, invitations
- A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae
- The most critical component of the nomination, a narrative from the nominee providing a plan for the use of the award and how the award will forward her/his academic career, including expected outcomes that increase national and/or international visibility(equivalent of three pages or less, single-spaced), and
- A proposed budget for use of the funds.
Departmental nominations should be sent to Chris Boake by October 26 at 5:00 p.m. The awardee(s) will be announced at College Winter Convocation.
|2005||Jim Fitzgerald||Religious Studies|