The Office of Research is pleased to announce the Faculty Scholarship Initiative (FSI) competition for AY 2013-14. The FSI has been established to facilitate faculty scholarship and research. As CSU moves toward becoming the region’s urban research university, the scholarly reputation of each discipline is vital to our mission.
Full-time members of the graduate faculty who have regular tenure-track and tenure appointments are eligible to apply for research funding up to $5,000. Faculty who are currently members of the University Research Council are not eligible to participate. The FSI funds faculty conducting quality research, or other creative or scholarly activity, that advances the respective field or discipline. Funding may cover travel to library and archival collections, graduate student assistance (based on hourly employment), manuscript preparation, and necessary materials. The FSI does not fund travel to attend conferences, provide salary replacement, or cover student tuition or stipends.
FSI proposals will be evaluated by the University Research Council. In order to assist in the preparation of successful applications, the evaluation form that will be used to evaluate the proposals is provided below.
Proposals should be submitted via email to Joy Yard at firstname.lastname@example.org AND Conor McLennan at email@example.com by March 08, 2013. Previous awardees are not eligible for the AY 2013-14 competition. Questions concerning the FSI may be addressed to Joy Yard, 687-9364, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Conor McLennan, 687-5171, email@example.com.
Work on a funded project must begin within the twelve months following the date of award activation. If awarded, the account will be established starting July 1, 2013 and all funds must be expended by June 30, 2014. A one-time no-cost extension of no longer than six months may be approved only in exceptional cases, and must be requested no later than May 30, 2014. There is no guarantee that a request will be approved. Consequently, it is in awardees’ best interests to avoid requesting an extension and ensure that all funds are expended by June 30, 2014.
A final report must be submitted to the Office of Research no later than 30 days after the end date of the grant. The report should present the accomplishments of the project including a summary of findings as well as the securing of book contracts and/or article acceptances.
One copy of all papers, books, or other publications that result from the FSI support must accompany the final report. Each publication resulting from the grant must carry an acknowledgment that the project was carried out with support from a Faculty Scholarship Initiative Award from Cleveland State University.
Applications must be prepared using a 10-point or larger font on 8 ˝” x 11” paper with 1” margins. Handwritten materials will not be accepted. Submit two (2) separate electronic files (only in PDF format): 1) one page without name, with project title and abstract; 2) complete document in one pdf file only.
PDF File One: One nameless page with only project title and abstract (one paragraph).
PDF File Two: Should consist of the following sections:
Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae: Provide an abbreviated maximum two page curriculum vitae. Include details of education, dates attended, field(s) of study and degrees granted; include employment details and list of publications and research in the last three years.
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