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Internal Support for CLA Faculty Research




Margo Katherine Wilke Undergraduate Research Internship (Wilke)

Thanks to the generosity of the Margo Katherine Wilke trust, the Wilke program offers financial assistance to encourage participation. Students receive a $500 scholarship for taking part. Beginning Fall 2013,  faculty members will receive $500 toward research expenses. Students also take part in a 1 credit internship seminar that introduces them to basic issues in research – methods, ethics, career paths, and graduate education. To present the research, each student participates in a poster session at Discovery Park in the spring.

To take part in this program, simply visit the Wilke webpage. After reading the FAQ page, you can submit a proposal through the online portal. Once it's approved, applications from interested students will be forwarded to you by CLA staff. These students will have already been screened to make sure that they qualify for the program. You then interview and select an assistant, fill out a learning contract, and enter the offer in the online system.

Deadline: August 31, 2014

Global Synergy Research Grants (Faculty)

With the funding from the Office of the President, the College of Liberal Arts is pleased to announce the third year of the Global Synergy Research grant program.

By fostering innovation and excellence in international and global research in the College of Liberal Arts, this program seeks to enhance Purdue’s national and international reputation of research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

It will provide financial support for three kinds of research projects: (a) research proposed in collaboration with an individual faculty member at an international institution; (b) collaborative projects among faculty in the liberal arts at Purdue partnering with faculty at an international institution; and (c) collaborative projects at the institutional level that involve the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University and an international institution.

Emphases will be given on projects that engage partnerships in strategic geographic areas identified by the University including Latin America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia; however, research projects in other regions will also be considered. Those projects with the potential for extramural funding will be given preference.

Eligibility:  All CLA tenured and tenure-track faculty who have plans for research projects in the social sciences, humanities, and the arts are eligible to apply. A faculty member may submit only one application per year.
Number of Awards:  Budgeted at a total support of $50K per year from the Office of the President, the program will fund approximately two to six projects annually.
Deadline:  September 13, 2013
Click HERE for application cover page.
Click HERE for full announcement sent from Hyunyi Cho to CLA faculty on August 16, 2013.

Enhancing Research in the Humanities and the Arts at Purdue University Grant

With the funding from the Office of the Vice President for Research, the College of Liberal Arts is pleased to announce the fourth year of the Enhancing Research in the Humanities and the Arts grant program.

With the goal of fostering innovation and excellence in the humanities and the arts at Purdue University, the Enhancing Research in the Humanities and the Arts program seeks to encourage faculty to aim for what the University’s strategic plan labels as “breakthrough advancements” that give Purdue a national and international reputation in the humanities and the arts.

It will provide financial support for three kinds of research projects: (a) research proposed to be conducted in the humanities and the arts by individual faculty members; (b) collaborative projects among faculty in the humanities and the arts; and (c) collaborative projects between faculty in the humanities and the arts and faculty in other disciplines at Purdue University.

A sub-component of this program is to encourage and support faculty-initiated, led, and driven research development programs in the humanities and the arts (e.g., symposiums, lecture series, mini-conferences).  Proposals seeking to fulfill this goal (a) should be based on the identification of existing or emerging cross-cutting research themes in three or more departments of the CLA, (b) should benefit faculty research in three or more departments of the CLA, and (c) should demonstrate the potential to produce externally funded programs of research.

Eligibility:  All CLA tenured and tenure-track faculty who have plans for research projects in the humanities and the arts are eligible to apply. A faculty member may submit only one application per year.
Number of Awards:  Budgeted at a total support of $150K per year from the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), the program will fund approximately four to six projects annually. Each grant will be for one calendar year. The budget for each project will be between $25K and $75K.
Deadline:  September 27, 2013
Click HERE for application cover page.
Click HERE for full announcement sent from Hyunyi Cho to CLA faculty on August 16, 2013.

Exploratory Research in the Social Sciences Grant

With the funding from the Office of the Vice President for Research, the College of Liberal Arts is pleased to announce the Exploratory Research in the Social Sciences grant program.

With the goal of fostering innovation and excellence in the social sciences at Purdue University, the Exploratory Research in the Social Sciences program encourages faculty to aim for what the University’s strategic plan labels as “breakthrough advancements” that give Purdue a national and international reputation in the social sciences.

In particular, this program seeks to stimulate innovative research efforts for collecting and analyzing pilot data necessary for preparing and submitting external grant proposals. Submissions should describe (a) conceptual and/or methodological innovation, (b) significant contribution to the social science literature, and (c) planned future external funding sources and programs of the proposed study.

Research projects to be supported with this grant can take any of the following forms: (a) research proposed to be conducted in the social sciences by individual faculty members; (b) collaborative projects among faculty in the social sciences within the CLA; and (c) collaborative projects between faculty in the CLA and in other colleges at Purdue.

Eligibility: All CLA tenured and tenure-track faculty who have plans for research projects in the social sciences are eligible to apply. A faculty member may submit only one application per year.
Number of Awards: Budgeted at a total support of $50K per year from the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), the program will fund approximately three to six projects annually. The budget for each project will be between $5K and $25K. Each grant will be for one calendar year.
Deadline: October 4, 2013
Click HERE for application cover page.
Click HERE for full announcement sent from Hyunyi Cho to CLA faculty on August 16, 2013.

Transdisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Research Grant

With the funding from the Office of the Vice President for Research, the College of Liberal Arts is pleased to announce the Transdisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Research grant program.

The goal of this program is to enhance Purdue’s national and international reputation of research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences by fostering innovation and excellence in transdisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary research between faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and faculty in other colleges and Discovery Park centers at Purdue. In particular, this program encourages CLA faculty’s leadership in transdisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary research that capitalizes on Purdue’s existing strengths outside the CLA.  

Drawing from Purdue’s strengths outside CLA disciplines and using transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, research projects should be designed to enhance the reputation of innovation and excellence in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at Purdue. With these goals in mind, the program will support collaborative research projects between the faculty in the CLA and other colleges at Purdue. The principal investigator of each project should be CLA faculty and each project should have a co-investigator who is a non-CLA faculty member at Purdue.  

A sub-component of this program is to encourage and support faculty-initiated, led, and driven research development programs between colleges at Purdue (e.g., symposiums, lecture series, mini conferences).  Proposals seeking to fulfill this goal should demonstrate that they can (a) benefit faculty research in three or more departments of the CLA as well as faculty in one or more departments of another college at Purdue, (b) enhance the visibility and reputation of research in the arts, humanities, or social sciences at Purdue, and (c) potentially lead to externally funded programs of research.

Eligibility: All CLA tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply. A faculty member may submit only one application per year.
Number of Awards: Budgeted at a total support of $50K per year from the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), the program will fund approximately three to six projects annually. The budget for each project will range from $5K to $25K. Each grant will be for one calendar year.
Deadline: October 11, 2013
Click HERE for application cover page.
Click HERE for full announcement sent from Hyunyi Cho to CLA faculty on August 16, 2013.

Research Initiative Grant

With the funding from the Office of the Vice President for Research, the College of Liberal Arts is pleased to announce the Research Initiative grant program.

This program is designed to support a wide range of research needs of CLA faculty. Each award will range from $1,000 to $2,500. Funds can be used for all research-related expenses allowed by University regulations and policies except travel to conferences. For example, the funds can be used for equipment, software, travel to conduct research, and payment of research participants or research interns. Funds may be used for commencing a new project or completing an existing initiative.

Eligibility: All CLA tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply. A faculty member may submit only one application at each competition.
Deadline: October 14, 2013
Click HERE for application cover page.
Click HERE for full announcement sent from Hyunyi Cho to CLA faculty on August 16, 2013.

CLA FACULTY DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

The college's centers for faculty development provide fellowships that release faculty from teaching for one semester so that they can work full time on a specific project. Email announcements about these fellowships are sent to all CLA faculty two months before each application deadline. Following are details about each of the four centers.

Center for Artistic Endeavors
This center supports creative projects of an artistic nature. Proposals are judged on artistic merit, potential contribution to the field, and the artists ability to complete the project.
Eligibility:  Tenured faculty with a record of sustained artistic achievement
Number of Awards:  Two per year
Deadline:  November 25, 2013
Criteria
Application

Past recipients

Center for Humanistic Studies
This center supports scholarly endeavors of a humanistic nature, ones that increase understanding of ideas, values, and experiences. Proposals are judged on scholarly merit, potential for making an original contribution to humanistic knowledge, and ability of the scholar to complete the project.
Eligibility:
Tenured faculty with a record of sustained scholarly achievement
Number of Awards:
Two per year
Deadline: November 11, 2013
Criteria
Application
Past Recipients

Center for Social Sciences
fka Center for Behavioral and Social Sciences
This center supports scholarly endeavors in the social sciences, broadly defined. Proposals are judged on scholarly merit, clarity of presentation, and potential for (a) integrating some existing body of literature or experimentation, or (b) defining and elucidating new problems and areas for research.
Eligibility:  Tenured faculty with a record of sustained scholarly achievement
Number of Awards:  Two per year
Deadline:  December 2, 2013
Criteria
Application
Past recipients

Center for Undergraduate Instructional Excellence (CUIE)
This center supports faculty who desire to research and implement innovative pedagogical and curricular projects. Proposals are judged on several criteria, including whether they are applicable to more than one course, employ creative teaching tools or technology, and have the potential for public dissemination.
Eligibility:  Continuing tenure-track and clinical faculty
Number of Awards:  Two per year
Deadline:  November 18, 2013
Criteria
Application
Past Recipients

TRAVEL TO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

PRF International Travel Grants
PRF International Travel Grants pay for a portion of travel expenses of faculty who have an active role (presenting papers or serving as officials) at recognized international meetings.  Grant requests are sent to the College of Liberal Arts associate dean for research.  Applications are ranked by faculty reviewers before they are submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Eligibility:  Tenured and tenure-track faculty
Application:  One to two pages and supporting documents
Funding level:  Up to $1,400
Deadlines:  Four annual competitions, announced by email. Deadline for current cycle is January 15, 2014.
Webpage:  OVPR - PRF International Travel Grants
CLA International Travel Grant Application

FACULTY SUMMER SALARY

PRF Summer Faculty Grants
These grants provide salary support to encourage faculty to continue full-time scholarly work during the summer. Applications are submitted to the CLA dean, who appoints a committee to evaluate and rank them. Then the applications are submitted by the dean’s office to the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Eligibility: Assistant professors or associate professors who obtained tenure no more than three years prior to the summer for which they are requesting support, who will be in residence in the following academic year.
Application: The application may not exceed 5 double-spaced pages and should contain the following sections: application form; abstract; statement of the problem; significance of the problem; and a plan of research. Include a vita only if not more than two pages.
Funding level: $8,000 (less taxes) for two summer months (8 weeks)
Deadline: Provided in e-mail announcement to faculty at the end of the fall semester or early in the spring semester
Webpage: OVPR - Summer Faculty Grants



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