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Internal Grants for Faculty in Spring 2015
The Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for internal grants will be distributed to all full-time faculty by the Research, Scholarship and Awards Committee, and the Faculty Development Office.
Armstrong offers peer-adjudicated grant programs that support the teaching and research activities of its full-time faculty members (tenure or non-tenure track, permanent, or limited term). These grants provide funds to cover (or partially cover) materials, activities, services, travel, and/or release time that will enable a faculty member to complete a project that meets review criteria. These grants may also provide seed funding for activities leading to future grants applications to external agencies.
In general, the Research, Scholarship and Awards Committee makes its recommendations to the Associate Provost according to these following considerations:
- The merit and value of the proposed activity, especially its potential to enhance the applicant's performance as a teacher and/or researcher and/or community member;
- Evaluations and/or comments provided by the applicant's department head and dean;
- The attention given in the proposal to this year's theme of engagement, which may take a variety of forms, including pedagogy, undergraduate and/or graduate research projects, service learning, and more;
- The clarity of the applicant's proposal (including budget statement) and its adherence to the general guidelines and the review criteria provided.
Projects submitted to this competition aim to strengthen the faculty member's pedagogical skills, or to extend the range of his or her teaching capabilities. Projects should explicitly address issues related to teaching and learning and do so in a systematic, scholarly way with clearly defined outcomes, methods of assessment, and strategies for communicating results to other interested faculty. The Research, Scholarship and Awards Committee reviews applications and submits recommendations to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. Final decisions are made by the Provost.
2015 Teaching & Learning Grants Proposal Form
2015 Teaching & Learning Grants Rubric
Projects submitted to this competition involve an investigation or study that aims to produce new facts or theories or apply such knowledge to problem-solving within the discipline or across disciplines. Results of research should be of a kind that may be submitted for publication in refereed journals. The Research, Scholarship and Awards Committee reviews applications and submit recommendations to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. Final decisions are made by the Provost.
2015 Research & Scholarship Grants Proposal Form
2015 Research & Scholarship Grants Rubric