Summer Research Fellowship
There are two categories of Summer Research Fellowships for which all full-time tenured or tenure track faculty are eligible to apply. The first category (A) provides a $5,000 stipend for a summer research project. Research is defined as scholarship appropriate to one's discipline. It includes creative projects in the arts for those disciplines in which such work would be comparable to scholarly research. Fellowship recipients must devote full time to their project, and they must agree not to teach during any summer session. The second category (B) provides a $3,500 stipend and allows the faculty member to teach only one course during the summer sessions. Projects in this category presume the quality of the first, but may require less time to complete.
Summer Research Fellowships support proposals for research projects which can be substantially completed during the summer and which will lead to an identifiable outcome, such as a chapter in a book, an article in an academic publication, poems, a play, a short story, or a conference paper. The project may be part of a larger program of research, but should have a scope and expected result suited to the summer period. It is expected that the faculty member’s research efforts will result in a submission to a high quality refereed journal or demonstrate an equivalent standard of intellectual contribution. The Summer Research Fellowship does not normally support initial research for open-ended projects, research exclusively for course preparation, service projects, or dissertations unless there are exceptional circumstances. Faculty are encouraged to discuss their application with a Committee member prior to submission.
In making its decision, the Committee on Research and Service will take into account how often and how recently an applicant has been funded by University fellowships. All things being equal, the Committee may give preference to faculty who have not yet received any award or to those who have not recently received an award. In addition, the Committee reserves the right to determine whether an applicant in Category A may be supported instead at the level of Category B funding.
Upon acceptance of the fellowship, recipients must agree to return to the John Carroll University faculty for the academic year following the award, relinquish the award, or reimburse the University. Recipients should inform the University of any other compensation received for the proposed research from other sources. The University would then expect to be appropriately reimbursed.
Recipients are expected to do what is proposed in the application. Should any change occur in goals and plans, the recipient must notify the Committee on Research and Service through the Associate Academic Vice President and receive approval from the Committee before proceeding.
Projects involving human or animal subjects must obtain approval from the Institutional Review Board or the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee before the use of these subjects in research.
Recipients are required to submit a written report on the results of their research. The report may take the form of the finished product created during the summer, for example, a manuscript submitted for publication; if not that, it should be a substantive account--at least several pages in length--of the work carried out during the summer. The report should be submitted to the Associate Academic Vice President by February 1 of the following year.
One half of the award will be paid on June 30 of the project Summer. The other half will be paid after an acceptable report is submitted. There will be no final payment if an acceptable report is not submitted by February 1 of the following year. In addition, failure to submit an acceptable report will also jeopardize the recipient's subsequent chances of receiving research support.
ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY Monday, Sept. 21, 2015.
Years at JCU (full-time)
Category A ($5,000)
Category B ($3,500)
Where will the work on the project be done?
Indicate other pending or approved grant support for this project:
List previous summer research awards and their results:
Provide a statement of not more than a few sentences, in layperson's language, describing your proposed project:
Describe your project more fully by addressing the following topics in the order listed below. Please limit your description to no more than 750 words.
1) The nature and scope of the project. (What do you intend to do?)
2) The significance of the project. (Why is it important?)
3) How the project relates to a body a work in the field as well as to your own research.
4) Your methodology. (Explain your procedures and techniques in language accessible to those outside your discipline.)
5) The tentative time frame for the project.
6) Expected outcomes and dissemination of the results.
IRB/IACUC approval needed?
If needed, IRB/IACUC approval obtained?
Provide a bibliography of all your most recent publications (within five years), including in the area of your proposed research project. The bibliography should follow the generally accepted requirements of the discipline.
Provide a tentative bibliography of relevant sources associated with the proposal which demonstrates knowledge of the field. Applications, including creative projects, should demonstrate an understanding of the literature in the field, relevant methodologies, and/or the body of work on which the proposed project draws.
Please attach one letter from a person of your choice who can comment knowledgeably on your proposal. If you wish, you may ask the person to send the letter directly to the Associate Academic Vice President.
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