2014-2105 This program has been collapsed into the Faculty Research Grant Program. Please see the current grant program for details.
Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to individual or teams of faculty members for high-quality research proposals that will require substantial time (usually during the summer) and demonstrate the potential for having a significant impact on the scholarship of the applicant. Faculty members are encouraged to apply for smaller grant amounts for shorter-term or smaller projects. Submission and review of these proposals follows the procedures and guidelines set forth for other Faculty Research Grant Proposals except that the interdisciplinary nature of the research must be explicitly addressed. Note that due to restructuring of the budget, the Faculty Development Committee has changed the maximum award to $3000 per project, regardless of the number of faculty involved.
Funds awarded for these grants will normally become available beginning in late Spring and Summer 2013. Faculty who receive one of these grants are not permitted to teach courses during the summer. Exceptions to this requirement must be approved by Dean Alzada Tipton and the faculty member’s Chairperson.
Proposals for research might include travel for the purpose of research, payment to a student who provides assistance for the research, salary support, supplies, software, or equipment for research purposes. Funds awarded for developing interdisciplinary, team-taught courses can be used as salary support or to purchase supplies, software, or equipment. Successful applicants will be required to submit a short progress report by March 1, 2015.
Successful applicants are expected to share the outcomes of their work with the wider college community in a Faculty Research Symposium or some other appropriate venue.
Under exceptional circumstances, a faculty member may also wish to apply for additional research support from the Center for Scholarship and Teaching (e.g., a Faculty-Student Summer Collaboration Stipend). Such requests will be considered on a funds-available basis and should be combined into a single clearly marked proposal. In a year of tight budget considerations, faculty members submitting a dual proposal are strongly encouraged to consider smaller requests in one or both programs.
Proposals for work using human subjects must have applications submitted to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the time of submission of the grant application. This is in place to ensure that the IRB process has time to be completed and the project receives IRB approval prior to the dispersal of funds. IRB forms can be obtained from the IRB web site: http://public.elmhurst.edu/academics/irb . I encourage you to speak with Ray Kraus, Chairperson of the IRB, regarding the IRB process. Please note this also applies to surveys and interviews with human subjects.
We welcome preliminary contact while proposals are being developed and will be happy to answer any questions. Inquiries should be directed to the Director of the Center for Scholarship and Teaching, Kimberly Lawler-Sagarin (firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 3202), or any other Committee member.
Members of the 2013-2014 full-time faculty who wish to apply for one of these research grants should write a proposal in which the topics outlined on the following page are addressed in a clear and complete fashion. The completed proposal should be submitted electronically to Kimberly Lawler-Sagarin (email@example.com). Completed proposals are due no later than Monday, February 10, 2014.
Research Grant Proposal Guidelines