Faculty Awards & Funding
Award for Sponsored Funding For Research
Fine Arts Award for Excellence in Creative / Research
International Travel Funding
Help! Arts & Humanities Proposal Outline
Because obtaining grant funding is ancillary to their positions, faculty members of units in the CVPA are eligible for the award.
- Faculty members are awarded 15% of amount obtained in Sponsored Funding for Research, up to $1,500.00 maximum per annum.
- Award is granted as reimbursement for future research activity, not as cash.
- Award must be used within the academic year of its announcement.
- Recipients must submit plans for award usage to the CVPA prior to the expense.
- Qualification: awards are contingent on funding. In exceptional cases, the CVPA may reimburse awards over more than one year, and/or reduce all awards for the year on a proportional basis.
- Office of Research Services documents funds obtained each Fiscal Year (academic year plus summer, to August 31) as Sponsored Research Funding. These reports also include grants in support of educational programs.
- Chairs & Directors confer with faculty and define parameters of reported projects that are considered to constitute Research rather than outreach or program support.
- Recipients of reimbursement awards a Fiscal Year are announced at the fall CVPA convocation held during the next Fiscal Year (see note below on time lag).
- Recipients must submit plans for award usage to the CVPA prior to the expense (late submissions are funded as funds may permit).
- Time Lag: ORS reports FY results (multi-year grants credited on basis of disbursement in year), so the college award may come a year or more after the actual grant. For example, a grant won for October 2007 is FY08, which is reported definitively to colleges during FY09 (January 2009). The reward would be announced in August 2009 (still FY09); reimbursements proceed in the Fiscal Year that is just about to begin; i.e., FY10.
SPONSORED BY THE
FINE ARTS DOCTORAL PROGRAM
Number of Awards: 3 (one per unit)
Number of Reimbursement Awards: 2
- Nominations proceed in accordance with the form, materials, and timeline required for nomination to the university’s Barnie Rushing, Jr., Award for Distinguished Research (see OP32.24 and attachments). Criteria include significance, publication, and sustained activity in creative / research. Dossiers must observe published restrictions in page length.
- Self nominations are accepted if the nominee provides all required materials in a completed dossier that complies with format requirements, and if s/he explains the significance of research, honors, and so on, for use by the college’s Faculty Awards and Research committee should the self nomination be selected as the college’s nominee.
- All nominations must be routed through the unit’s Chair or Director, who may add commentary for consideration by the college’s Faculty Awards and Research committee. Should a self nomination be selected as the college’s nominee, the Faculty Awards and Research Committee will act as the nominating committee.
- The Faculty Awards and Research Committee ranks all dossiers received. The highest ranking dossier is sent forward as the college’s nomination for the Barnie Rushing, Jr., Award and is named the college’s outstanding creative / researcher at the university’s spring convocation.
- In addition, the candidate nominated for the Rushing Award will be designated that unit’s recipient of the Fine Arts Award for Excellence in Creative / Research.
- The top ranking candidate in each of the other two units will receive the Fine Arts Award for Excellence in Creative / Research, and, in addition, a stipend worth $500.00 credit for reimbursement of allowable research expenses during the next academic year.
- Fine Arts Awards for Excellence in Creative / Research will be announced at the CVPA convocation each autumn.
APPROVAL OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL (official travel application)
(Effective 2 September 2008)
All international travel by state employees on state business, immaterial of funding source (e.g., official, personal, or third party), will be submitted for approval to the Vice Provost for International Affairs for evaluation of safety/security factors. The new system allows zero cost applications to be submitted – so the traveler will still be covered by an official travel authorization even if personal funds are used.
The preparer or traveler must print a copy of the online travel application with the signature lines. The application must be signed by the traveler, the fund/org manager and the Chair or Dean, as appropriate. The signed application must then be sent to the Office of International Affairs (OIA) at M.S. 5004. The application will be reviewed by OIA for safety/security considerations, and that office may schedule consultations with the traveler if specific circumstances so warrant before approval. OIA will forward the application to the Provost for final approval. The approved application will be returned to the originator to be included with the online travel voucher.
APPLICATION FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL FUNDING
- Complete the form for Consideration of International Travel funding below, and route to the dean's office via your chair or director, who will indicate funds to be provided by your home unit. The college will designate an amount to be funded, and monies will be held in reserve for your use.
- Complete the official application for travel at least one month in advance of your trip in order to allow time for it to be approved by various offices.
- Please inform the college as soon as possible should your plans change so that funding can be directed to others' use.
- This outline is intended for novice grant-writers.
- Attach a budget and/or address requirements of the specific grant program.
- Abstract: one paragraph that condenses the entire proposal.
- Scrutinize the following sections especially closely when preparing the abstract: 1c, 2c, 2d, 3a (overview), 4a, 4b, 4c.
- First paragraph: Introduction.
- Opening Sentence.
- Important Knowns. (2-3 sentences)
- Gap in the Knowledge Base, or Critical Need, that needs to be Addressed. (2-3 sentences)
- Second paragraph(s): 'What's Going to be Done by Whom' Paragraph
- Your Long-Term Goal. (1 sentence)
- Objective of this Application. (1-2 sentences)
- Central Hypothesis or Statement of Need. (1-2 sentences)
- Statement of Rationale. What will become possible after the proposed studies are completed that is not possible now? (1-3 sentences)
- Why you are well-prepared to undertake the study or activity and how your environment/institution will be an asset. (1-3 sentences)
- in general what you plan to do;
- that what you are proposing will fill the gap in the knowledge base or address the problem that you have delineated;
- that yours is the best prepared group to undertake the proposed work;
- and that it will be done in an environment and at an institution that are conducive to its success.
- Third paragraph(s): Specific Aims/Goals/Objectives Paragraph.
- Specific activities that you will undertake to achieve the objective of the proposal.
- Fourth paragraph: 'Payoff' Paragraph
- Expected Outcomes.
Adapted from The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook: Guide to a Competitive Application by David C. Morrison and Stephen W. Russell, 2003.