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 (7/1/2019-6/15/2020).
  • The fund must be used in accordance with University policies.
  • The application materials are to be submitted as one 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: January 17, 2019
Application Process requires:

1. Faculty Research and Creative Activities Application Form

      Budget

  • Allowable expenses must be encumbered or expensed after July 1 of the award year and include applicant summer salary (plus fringe), clerical or research assistant salary (plus fringe), travel, supplies, equipment (purchases remain WCU property), and other items as justified.
  • Unallowable expenses include salary during the academic year (fall and spring), course releases, research participant gift cards, equipment intended to be given to participants, and other items that do not fall under the university purchasing guidelines for state funding.

2. A current CV (maximum of 2 pages, single spaced, minimum 10 pt. font)

3. Project Narrative (maximum of 2 pages, single spaced, minimum 10 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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