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CLA Grants and Research/Creative Scholarship Support

The College of Liberal Arts, in keeping with its commitment to quality research and creative scholarship, offers competitive summer research and humanities grant support for its faculty. The CLA recognizes the importance of scholarly activity that provides an opportunity to enhance professional growth. The funding will consist of $10,000 in summer salary or funds to support research related expenses and/or travel. At present, the College plans to offer several of these grants every year, contingent upon the availability of funding. 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, applicants must be faculty members who have completed at least one year of full time employment at Auburn University and who have received a successful 3rd year review. The summer grant application must be approved by the Department Head/Chair/School Director, reviewed by the CLA Grants Committee, and approved by the Dean. Once a faculty member has been awarded a grant under this program, he/she will be ineligible to apply for another Competitive Summer Grant for five years from the date of this award. Faculty members serving as department chairs/school directors are ineligible for this program. Faculty members who have declared their intention to retire within three years of the award are ineligible for the program.

CONDITIONS

The five conditions attached to this award are:

  1. No summer teaching or any other work activities not related to the project including administrative duties during this summer term. No more than one month of effort on other grants can be completed during this summer term.
  2. Provide to the College a brief report on the progress of the work accomplished on the project in the faculty annual review.
  3. Submit an abstract of your work for presentation and participate in the AU Research Forum or at a professional event such as a conference.
  4. Faculty have the option of taking the funds as summer salary or using them for travel or research expenses that meet the requirements specified by AU policy.
  5. Serve as a member of the Auburn faculty for one year after the award (if you do not meet this obligation, reimbursement to the college is required for amount of the award).

APPLICATION

Interested faculty must submit their application by Friday, January 28, 2022 at 4:45pm to this link:  https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/6aa09f12bc3b40f2a0b52b8d583457d2

The proposal application should contain the following information as a single PDF:

  1. A 300 word abstract of your project: Describe overall objectives, specific aims, a concise description of the project design/methods, relevance/importance of the project to your discipline, and specific outcome measures. Outcome measures should include identification of external funding such as a specific grant or contract application, article submission, and/or other creative scholarship outcome (e.g., performance, exhibition, etc.).
  2. A timeline and projected completion date for the project (one page maximum).
  3. Budget: Use the budget template found below to show how you plan to use the awarded funds (for travel, research expenses, or summer salary and benefits.) Explain the purchase of all supplies and equipment and the need for all proposed travel. If there are any proposed “other expenses,” specify what they are. Specify any other sources of support for the project and the contributions of each. Budget Template
  4. Two-page CV, including a list of any CLA or departmental research funding or releases in the last five years.
  5. Letter of support from Department Head/Chair/School Director 

Keep in mind that your proposal will be reviewed by other faculty members who are not specialists in the area of your particular project; therefore, avoiding overly technical language will strengthen your proposal.

Applicants are strongly urged to apply for extramural awards from such agencies as the National Endowment for the Arts at https://www.arts.gov/ and the National Endowment for the Humanities at http://www.neh.gov .  Applicants should also consider applying for the Intramural Grant Program through the Office of the Vice-President for Research at https://fp.auburn.edu/vpr/iga/igp/default.aspx  and the Creative Scholarship Award at https://fp.auburn.edu/vpr/iga/crsa.aspx  Proposal deadlines are set by the Office of the Vice President for Research. 

DELIVERABLES

Final Report

A faculty member who is provided funding under this program must submit to the Department Head/Chair/School Director a one-page written report of his/her activities and accomplishments relevant to the project in the faculty annual review. Evidence should be provided of any scholarship/creative activity/grant activity that resulted from the summer grant. The Department Head/Chair/School Director will provide a copy of all the departmental faculty members’ final reports to the Dean’s office at the end of each year.

If you have any questions in regards to this grant opportunity, please contact Ginny Clary at vsc0004@auburn.edu or Gail Riese at gar0005@auburn.edu.

The College of Liberal Arts, in keeping with its commitment to quality research and creative scholarship, offers competitive collaborative interdisciplinary research and humanities grant support for its faculty. The CLA recognizes the importance of scholarly activity that provides an opportunity to enhance professional growth. The funding will consist of up to $2,000 to support interdisciplinary research projects (for travel, supplies, and other project related expenses). These awards are supported with funds from the humanities endowment and the College summer fund and can be in addition to CLA’s competitive and new faculty grant funding. At present, the College plans to offer several of these grants every year, contingent upon the availability of funding. 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, applicants must be tenure-track (untenured or tenured) faculty members who have completed at least one year of full time employment at Auburn University. The grant application must be approved by the Department Head/Chair/School Director, reviewed by the CLA Grants Committee, and approved by the Dean. Once a faculty member has been awarded funding under this program, he/she will be ineligible to apply for another competitive grant of the same type for five years from the date of this grant. Faculty members serving as department heads/chairs/program directors are ineligible for this program. Faculty members who have declared their intention to retire within three years of the award are ineligible for the program.   

CONDITIONS

  1. Provide to the College a brief report on the progress of the work accomplished on the project in the faculty annual review.
  2. Submit an abstract of your work for presentation and participate in the Research Forum or at a professional event such as a conference.

APPLICATION

Interested faculty must submit an original proposal application to this link by Friday, January 28, 2022 at 4:45 pm: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/81ba48dadcd149c48969db33c9396939

The proposal application should contain the following information uploaded as a single PDF:

  1. A 300 word abstract of your project: Describe overall objectives, specific aims, a concise description of the project design/methods, relevance/importance of the project to your discipline and the mission of CLA, and specific outcome measures. Outcome measures include identification of external funding such as a specific grant or contract application, article submission, and/or other creative scholarship outcome (e.g., performance, exhibition, etc.).
  2. A timeline and projected completion date for the project (one page maximum).
  3. Budget Form: Use the budget form found below. The budget should not exceed $2000 for research related expenses and/or travel. Explain the purchase of all supplies and equipment and the need for all proposed travel. If there are any proposed “other expenses,” specify what they are and explain their importance to the completion of the project. Specify other sources of support for the project and the contributions of each. Budget Form
  4. Two-page CV, including a list of any CLA or departmental research funding or releases in the last five years.
  5. List of collaborative researchers and a CV (one page or less) of all collaborators.
  6. Letter of support from your department head/ chair/ school director.

Keep in mind that your proposal will be reviewed by other faculty members who are not specialists in the area of your particular project; therefore, avoiding overly technical language will strengthen your proposal.

Applicants are strongly urged to apply for extramural awards from such agencies as the National Endowment for the Arts at https://www.arts.gov/ and the National Endowment for the Humanities at http://www.neh.gov.  Applicants should also consider applying for the Intramural Grant Program through the Office of the Vice-President for Research at https://fp.auburn.edu/vpr/iga/igp/default.aspx and the Creative Scholarship Award at  https://fp.auburn.edu/vpr/iga/crsa.aspx  Proposal deadlines are set by the Office of the Vice President for Research. 

DELIVERABLES

Final Report

A faculty member who is provided funding under this program must submit to the Department Head/Chair/School Director a one-page written report of his/her activities and accomplishments relevant to the project in the faculty annual review. Evidence should be provided of any scholarship/creative activity/grant activity that resulted from the collaborative grant.

If you have any questions in regards to this grant opportunity, please contact Ginny Clary at vsc0004@auburn.edu or Gail Riese at gar0005@auburn.edu.

The College of Liberal Arts, in keeping with its commitment to quality research and creative scholarship, offers competitive funding support for grant writing. The CLA recognizes the importance of scholarly activity that provides an opportunity to enhance professional growth. The funding will support grant writing projects with a one-course release. At present, the College plans to offer several of these awards every year, contingent upon the availability of funding. 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, applicants must be tenure-track (untenured or tenured) faculty members who have completed at least one year of full-time employment at Auburn University. The application for course release under this program must be approved by the Department Head/Chair/School Director, reviewed by the CLA Grants Committee, and approved by the Dean. Once a faculty member has been awarded funding under this program, he/she will be ineligible to apply for additional funding of the same type for five years from the date of this award. Faculty members serving as department chairs/school directors are ineligible for this program. Faculty members who have declared their intention to retire within three years of the award are ineligible for the program.

CONDITION

  1. Provide to the College the final report in the faculty annual review.

APPLICATION

Interested faculty must submit an application to this link by Friday, January 28, 2022 at 4:45pm: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/b5420bebc7b548bba4becf683aaa195b

The proposal application should contain the following information as a single PDF:

  1. A 1000 word abstract of your project: Describe overall objectives, specific aims, and relevance/importance of the project to your discipline and the mission of CLA. Include the name of the granting agency, grant for which you are applying, contact you have had with the granting agency, and previous work that you have completed related to the project. Include the date the grant application will be submitted.
  2. Two-page CV. Include only the following information: education, employment history, those publications or other scholarly or creative resources most relevant to your project, and other major awards and/or stipends. If space remains, include the total number of publications, books or other creative efforts, awards for research or teaching, and relevant University or external service.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The review committee will use the following criteria in evaluating applications.

  1. Grant is clearly identified.
  2. Abstract (1000 words) is well conceived and clearly articulated.
  3. Size and significance of the grant.
  4. Extent to which the project is linked to the applicant’s research program.
  5. Likelihood that the applicant will complete the grant application and obtain funding.

Priority will be given to the following:

  1. College and University-driven initiatives and proposals that are interdisciplinary in nature.
  2. History of successful grant writing.
  3. Prior relationship with the grant agency.

Keep in mind that your proposal will be reviewed by other faculty members who are not specialists in the area of your particular project; therefore, avoiding overly technical language will strengthen your proposal.

The college urges applicants to include as a deliverable the application for extramural awards from such agencies as the National Endowment for the Arts at https://www.arts.gov/ and the National Endowment for the Humanities at http://www.neh.gov.  Applicants should also consider applying for the Intramural Grant Program through the Office of the Vice-President for Research at https://fp.auburn.edu/vpr/iga/igp/default.aspx and the Creative Scholarship Award at https://fp.auburn.edu/vpr/iga/crsa.aspx.  Proposal deadlines are set by the Office of the Vice President for Research.  

DELIVERABLES

Submitted Grant Application

A faculty member who is provided funding under this program must submit to the Department Head/Chair/School Director the final grant application by the end of the calendar year of the grant. The Department Head/Chair/School Director will provide a copy of all the departmental faculty members’ grant applications to the Dean’s office in the faculty annual review.

Please contact Ginny Clary at vsc0004@auburn.edu or Gail Riese at gar0005@auburn.edu if you have any questions regarding this grant opportunity. 

The College of Liberal Arts, in keeping with its commitment to quality research and creative scholarship, offers one summer grant to new faculty. The CLA recognizes the importance of scholarly activity that provides an opportunity to enhance professional growth. The funding will consist of $6,000 in summer salary or to support research related travel expenses and/or travel. At present, the College plans to offer several of these grants every year, contingent upon the availability of funding. 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for this award, the applicant must be an untenured tenure-track faculty member. Faculty members in their first year of employment at CLA are eligible to apply. The summer grant application must be approved by the Department Head/Chair/School Director, reviewed by the CLA New Faculty Grants Committee, and approved by the Dean.  Once a faculty member has been awarded a grant under this program, he/she will be ineligible to reapply. 

CONDITIONS

The conditions attached to this award are:

  1. No summer teaching or any other work activities not related to the project including administrative duties during this summer term. No more than one month of effort may be done on any other grant.
  2. Provide to the College a brief report on the progress of the work accomplished on the project in the faculty annual review.
  3. Submit an abstract of your work for presentation and participate in the AU Research Forum or at a professional event such as a conference.
  4. Must have a mentor who is willing to work with the applicant for the duration of the award and one year beyond the award period.
  5. Faculty have the option of taking the funds as summer salary or using them for travel or research expenses that meet the requirements specified by AU policy.
  6. Serve as a member of the Auburn faculty for one year after the award (if you do not meet this obligation, reimbursement of the award to the college is required).

APPLICATION

Interested faculty must submit an original proposal application to this link by Friday, January 28, 2022 at 4:45pm: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/d64b4c0c1e6e4b74a0057a74d23811c3

The proposal application should contain the following information as a single PDF:

  1. A 300 word abstract of your project: Describe overall objectives, specific aims, a concise description of the project design/methods, relevance/importance of the project to your discipline and the mission of CLA, and specific outcome measures. Outcome measures include identification of external funding such as a specific grant or contract application, article submission, and/or other creative scholarship outcome (e.g., performance, exhibition, etc.).
  2. A timeline and projected completion date for the project (one page maximum). If it is expected that you will apply for external funding, please list the external funding sources to which you will apply.
  3. Budget: Use the budget outline below to show how you plan to use the awarded funds (for travel, research expenses, or summer salary and benefits.) Explain the purchase of all supplies and equipment and the need for all proposed travel. If there are any proposed “other expenses,” specify what they are and explain their importance to the completion of the project. Specify other sources of support for the project and the contributions of each. Budget Template
  4. Two-page CV.
  5. Letter of support from mentor. This letter should describe how the mentor plans to interact on a regular basis with the mentee. The mentor should be a tenured associate or full professor at Auburn or other peer institution in the same or related field as the applicant.
  6. Letter of support from Department Head/Chair/School Director.

Keep in mind that your proposal will be reviewed by other faculty members who are not specialists in the area of your particular project; therefore, avoiding overly technical language will strengthen your proposal.

Applicants are strongly urged to apply for extramural awards from such agencies as the National Endowment for the Arts at http://www.arts.gov and the National Endowment for the Humanities at http://www.neh.gov.  Applicants should also consider applying for the Intramural Grant Program through the Office of the Vice-President for Research at https://fp.auburn.edu/vpr/iga/igp/default.aspx and the Creative Scholarship Award at https://fp.auburn.edu/vpr/iga/crsa.aspx  Proposal deadlines are set by the Office of the Vice President for Research. 

DELIVERABLES

Final Report

A faculty member who is provided funding under this program must submit to the Department Head/Chair/School Director a one-page written report of his/her activities and accomplishments relevant to the project in the faculty annual review. Evidence should be provided of any scholarship/creative activity/grant activity that resulted from the summer grant.

If you have any questions in regards to this grant opportunity, please contact Ginny Clary at vsc004@auburn.edu or Gail Riese at gar0005@auburn.edu.

The College of Liberal Arts, in keeping with its commitment to quality research and creative scholarship, offers a semester release from teaching grant to new faculty. The CLA recognizes the importance of scholarly activity that provides opportunities for professional growth. Faculty members in the CLA will be eligible for one semester release from teaching at full pay prior to receiving tenure. The semester release will cover release for two courses and provide $1,000 to support research related expenses and/or travel. Resources allocated for the semester release provide funding to the respective department to hire replacement instructors. At present, the College plans to offer several of these leaves every year, contingent upon the availability of funding.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for this award the applicant must be an untenured tenure-track faculty member who has completed at least one year of full-time employment at Auburn University. Exemptions may be considered in special cases with the approval of the Department Head/Chair/School Director and Dean. The semester release must be endorsed and coordinated with the Department Head/Chair/School Director. The semester release grant application must be approved by the Department Head/Chair/School Director, reviewed by the CLA New Faculty Grants Committee, and approved by the Dean. Once a faculty member has been awarded a leave under this program, he/she will be ineligible to reapply.

CONDITIONS

The six conditions attached to this award are:

  1. No teaching or administrative duties during the semester of the paid leave, however you must be available for normal duties such as attending department and committee meetings.
  2. Provide to the College a brief report on the progress of the work accomplished on the project by the end of the calendar year of the grant.
  3. Submit an abstract of your work for presentation and participate in the AU Research Forum or at a professional event such as a conference.
  4. Must have a mentor who is willing to work with the applicant for the duration of the award and one year beyond the award period.
  5. Funding for research related expenses and/or travel; must meet the requirements specified by AU policy.
  6. Serve as a member of the Auburn faculty for one year after the award (if you do not meet this obligation, reimbursement to the college is required for the paid leave time).

APPLICATION

Interested faculty must submit an original proposal application to this link by Tuesday, January 28th, 2022 at 4:45pm: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/382dbcac415845b99da18d48db6ae587

The proposal application should contain the following information as a single PDF:

  1. A 300 word abstract of your project: Describe overall objectives, specific aims, a concise description of the project design/methods, relevance/importance of the project to your discipline and the mission of CLA, and specific outcome measures. Outcome measures include identification of external funding such as a specific grant or contract application, article submission, and/or other creative scholarship outcome (e.g., performance, exhibition, etc.).
  2. A timeline and projected completion date for the project. If it is expected that you will apply for external funding, please list the external funding sources to which you will apply.
  3. Budget: Use the budget template found below. The budget should not exceed $1000 for research related expenses and/or travel. Explain the purchase of all supplies and equipment and the need for all proposed travel. If there are any proposed “other expenses,” specify what they are and explain their importance to the completion of the project. Specify other sources of support for the project and the contributions of each. Budget Template
  4. Two-page CV.
  5. Letter of support from mentor. This letter should describe how the mentor plans to interact on a regular basis with the mentee. The mentor should be a tenured associate or full professor at Auburn or other peer institution in the same or related field as the applicant.
  6. Letter of support from Department Head/Chair/School Director.

Keep in mind that your proposal will be reviewed by other faculty members who are not specialists in the area of your particular project; therefore, avoiding overly technical language will strengthen your proposal.

Applicants are strongly urged to apply for extramural awards from such agencies as the National Endowment for the Arts at https://www.arts.gov/ and the National Endowment for the Humanities at http://www.neh.gov.  Applicants should also consider applying for the Intramural Grant Program through the Office of the Vice-President for Research at https://fp.auburn.edu/vpr/iga/igp/default.aspx and the Creative Scholarship Award at  https://fp.auburn.edu/vpr/iga/crsa.aspx  Proposal deadlines are set by the Office of the Vice President for Research. 

DELIVERABLES

Final Report

A faculty member who is granted leave under this program must submit to the Department Head/Chair/School Director a two-page written report of his/her activities and accomplishments relevant to the project in the faculty annual review. Evidence should be provided of any scholarship/creative activity/grant activity that resulted from the semester release.

If you have any questions in regards to this grant opportunity, please contact Virginia Clary at vsc0004@auburn.edu or Gail Riese at gar0005@auburn.edu.