Call for Proposals: Enhancing Undergraduate Research and Creativity Awards
Monday, March 11, 2013
Request for Proposals - Enhancing Undergraduate Research and Creativity Awards - applications are due to Dean’s office by March 31, 2013.
Academic Affairs has identified funds to enhance scholarly activity opportunities for undergraduate students and to support learning related to both credit bearing and non-credit bearing activities. Faculty members are encouraged to submit applications that involve currently enrolled undergraduate students in research and creative activities. Enhancing undergraduate scholarly activity is the primary priority for these awards, whether faculty apply to involve students in their own work or to support independent projects.
1. Goal: enhance research and creativity opportunities for undergraduate students.
2. Approximately 8 to 10 awards will be made. Activity/funds must be completed/expended by June 30, 2013 pursuant to university spending guidelines.
3. Award Amounts: Up to $10,000, consistent with university policies. Funds can be used for supplemental faculty compensation commensurate with the work effort associated with the project (limited to $5,400), undergraduate student stipends, travel, other expenses related to the scholarly activity (e.g. supplies, facility fees, etc.).
4. Eligibility: Faculty members who hold full-time appointments on the UNCW campus.
a. From the Faculty Handbook: The university's faculty, broadly defined, consists of . . . members of the teaching, research, or administrative staff who hold an academic title, including those on special faculty appointment. Academic titles include professor, research professor, visiting professor, associate professor, research associate professor, visiting associate professor, assistant professor, research assistant professor, visiting assistant professor, lecturer, senior lecturer, and special faculty members.
b. Faculty members not returning to UNCW full-time are ineligible.
5. Application Process:
a. Two-page application to your department chair or school director who will forward to the appropriate Dean for submission to the CSURF Faculty Advisory Board
i. Name of student(s), Major(s); Description of student learning experience(s) and how student(s) will be involved in scholarly activity.
ii. Description of how funds will be spent.
b. Two-page faculty CV, including record of previous activity mentoring undergraduates (491, 499, presentations, publications, etc.)
6. Faculty mentors are expected to work with students to ensure results of the scholarly activity are presented at the UNCW CSURF Undergraduate Research Showcase.
Proposals will be reviewed by the CSURF Faculty Advisory Board who will make recommendations for funding to Academic Affairs. Successful faculty applicants will be expected to submit to Martin Posey (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 1, 2013, a brief report (less than one page) summarizing the activity.