Faculty Research Grants

September 15, 2014

Dear Colleagues:

Dean Terry Papillon and I would like to inform the faculty of the opportunities available for funding of their proposed research and faculty development projects.  We also wish to outline the procedures to be followed in applying for such financial support. This message serves as well to announce the first deadline for faculty development applications.
Sewanee has funds that can be used to support faculty projects: The Faculty Research Grants Funds. To make best use of these funds, they are jointly administered by the Office of the Dean of the College and the University Research Grants Committee. Faculty members seeking funding for a project must send a completed faculty development & research cover sheet, application proposal including expenses, a report of the last time funding was granted, and your CV, as attachments to cchurch@sewanee.edu or to rsanchez@sewanee.edu (as Chair of the University Research Grants Committee). If funds are requested from two different budgets because work is going to be split between "before June 30th," and "July 1st or afterwards," please indicate how much of the final total you would like to have in each term. Also faculty with start-up funds must have used already 50% of those funds before requesting more funding. We will then consider all applications and allocate resources from the funds. Tenure and tenure-track faculty members will have priority over those who are not, but the committee will review all applications.
Applications for financial support will be due by the following dates:
For work to be carried out during the remainder of the 2014-2015 academic year (i.e. prior to Commencement 2015), applications must be received by Friday, October 31, 2014. For work to be carried out in the summer of 2015 or during the 2015-2016 academic year applications must be received by Tuesday, February 10, 2015. A reminder of this second deadline will be sent at the start of the Easter semester.
Applications must include a completed version of the attached project cover sheet, a description of the project, a statement of its importance to your development as a scholar and teacher, a detailed estimated budget, and a copy of the report presented to the Dean’s office from the last time funding was obtained.
Please note that funding for faculty travel to professional conferences is available from Dean Papillon for college faculty or Dean Alexander for School of Theology faculty.
Don't hesitate to contact Dean Papillon or me if you have questions.  Our thanks in advance to Cindy Church for organizing so much of this process.
University Research Grants Committee
Ruth Sánchez, Chair,
Andrea Mansker
Rae Manacsa
Ron Pongdee
Rebecca Wright