Faculty members in their first or second year at EMU (hired by EMU for the first time between Fall 2011 and Fall 2012) and who will hold a tenure-track position by January 1, 2013 are eligible.
Applicants must have the endorsement of their department head or school director. This endorsement must be more than a sign-off on the proposal; it must specifically address the merits of the proposal in accomplishing the intent of this program, the quality of the proposed research to be done, and the potential of new faculty members to make significant contributions to their discipline over the long term.
Individuals who have previously received this award are not eligible. However, faculty who have previously applied and not received an award are encouraged to reapply, assuming they meet all other eligibility criteria.
Applications to or awards from this program do not affect an individual’s eligibility for other types of internal funding.
Deadline for submission to department/school is October 15 and to the Associate Provost/AVP for Research & Administration, November 1. Awards will be announced by January 31.
Awards will be made in the range of $500 to $5,000. The money is available for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.
The award is intended to support faculty members in a way that best addresses their needs in initiating their research program at EMU. Funds may be used for release (fall and winter semesters only), travel (for active participation in professional meetings, to collect data, to visit potential funding agencies), student help, supplies or equipment, or other legitimate expenses. Summer support, when a new faculty member can devote time to research, may also be an appropriate use of funding. Funding may not be used for dissertation research or for the purchase of general-purpose personal computers. The Associate Provost reserves the right to review and approve specific budget items proposed in the budget.
The proposal must include:
Sections C, D, and E should constitute a maximum of four pages. The narrative portion of the proposal must be double-spaced, single-sided, 12-pt font, one-inch margins. (Appended materials not included in the four pages.)
The proposals will be reviewed by the University Research and Sabbatical Leave Committee. Recommendations of awardees will be made to the Provost, who will announce the awards.
A brief final report is required by the end of July following the award year.
Submit to: Associate Provost/AVP for Research & Administration
Division of Academic Affairs
106 Welch Hall