SUMMER 2014
Application Deadline: Monday, April 14, 2014

The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender is committed to supporting faculty development and scholarship on issues of race, ethnicity, and gender and their intersections with other aspects of difference (e.g., nationality, class, sexuality, age). To advance these ends, the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender offers grants to full-time faculty for: (1) scholarly research projects and (2) curriculum development projects.

TYPES OF PROJECTS

  1. Research Proposal: Faculty will be funded to pursue research that contributes to knowledge about race, ethnicity, and gender and their intersections with other aspects of difference.
  2. Curriculum Proposal: Creation or revision of courses to be taught in 2013-2014. Curriculum grants are intended to assist faculty in developing or expanding their expertise for the purpose of creating a new course or revising an existing course that relates to race, ethnicity, and gender and their intersections with other aspects of difference.

ELIGIBILITY

All full-time faculty who have an affiliation with the University, and who are expected to continue, are eligible to apply. Previous recipients of CSREG Summer Grants may apply, however awards will not be made to the same person in two consecutive years.

Research grants are not intended to be used in conjunction with either a sabbatical or untenured faculty leave. Summer activity proposed either immediately preceding or immediately following a leave must have a clearly different focus and objective. In general, these proposals will be considered only after other submissions have been reviewed. Curriculum development grants are available to faculty who are on leave.

Team proposals are eligible as long as at least one faculty member is centrally involved. Teams may include professional and classified staff, students, and others.

Faculty members who have received a CLA grant, a Scholarly Development Grant, a Curriculum Development Grant, or a Faculty Project Grant for the summer of 2013 are not eligible for these grants, except when the grants are reimbursements for actual expenses incurred, as demonstrated by submission of receipts.

FUNDING

Summer grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Individual or small team projects may be funded up to $1500 depending on the length of time involved and the complexity of the project. It is expected that the majority of the funded portion of the work will be completed during the summer of 2013. A faculty member may submit more than one proposal, but at most one will be funded.

PROCEDURE

  1. Contact Director Susan Reed (sreed@bucknell.edu)
  2. Prepare a full proposal that responds to the guidelines below. The original and two copies (a total of three) of the full proposal, each to include a signed cover sheet, an abstract, a budget, a description of the project, a bibliography, and a current curriculum vitae for each applicant should be delivered to the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender (Marts 3-B) by Monday, April 15, 2013.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PROPOSALS

In order to be considered, each proposal must have the following parts:

  1. The amount of funds requested, and a budget, which may include expenses such as curriculum materials, fees for consultants, travel to collections, or the acquisition of resource materials not generally available.
  2. A description of the project that follows both the general and the specific guidelines below: (approximately two double-spaced pages).
    The description should present a rationale for the work, describe the proposed project, and state the objectives.
    The description should explain the methodology or the procedure for accomplishing the work.
    The description should indicate a plan for the results of the proposed work, such as the outline of a book, the production of an article, or the description of a new or revised syllabus.
  3. A bibliography of relevant material.
  4. A current curriculum vitae for each participant.

Specific Guidelines for Description of Research Proposals

  1. Identify the question or thesis of your research.
  2. Explain how your work builds on existing scholarship in the field or fields involved.
  3. Discuss the significance of your study in terms of the result you anticipate and the contribution your work will make to your discipline and to scholarship on race, ethnicity, and gender and their intersections with other aspects of difference.
  4. Identify, if you can, the ways in which this research will be useful in courses you or others teach at the University.
  5. Describe the work to be done during the funded period and how that works fits into your overall plan for the project.
  6. Explain your expectations for publication.
  7. Submit a budget and indicate past support received for this project, and the amount and source of any funding being currently sought.
  8. If the research involves human subjects, note your compliance with requirements for such research.

Specific Guidelines for Description of Curriculum Proposals

  1. Explain how a curricular grant will develop or expand your expertise in relation to the development of a new course or the revision of an existing course. Be sure to indicate: when the course will be taught in 2013-2014; the frequency of its offering in the future; and the number of faculty who will be involved.
  2. Explain specifically how the course relates to areas of race, ethnicity, gender, and other aspects of difference
  3. Indicate clearly the reading and other work you plan to do in the funded period.
  4. Explain how the new or revised course(s) fit(s) into your department's or the University's curriculum planning objectives.

REVIEW CRITERIA

  1. Suitability of the project to CSREG goals.
  2. Contribution and significance of the project.
  3. Clarity of the rationale and the objectives.
  4. Feasibility of the research or curricular development effort.
  5. Effectiveness of the methodology or procedure.
  6. Specific indication of work to be funded.
  7. Indication of expected results: course(s), publication, or other effects.
  8. The quality of the proposal: clarity, completeness, organization, and presentation.
  9. Degree of applicant’s awareness of suitable resources.
  10. Appropriateness of the budget or funds requested.

END-OF-GRANT RESPONSIBILITIES

At the end of the funded project, all grant recipients are required to submit a descriptive assessment of their summer activity to the Director of the Center. Faculty awarded research grants should notify CSREG of papers read or material published, acknowledge CSREG’s support in the resulting publications, and supply CSREG with a copy of those publications. Faculty awarded curriculum grants are expected to submit revised syllabi. Finally, grant recipients may be asked to speak at a CSREG function.

The required Proposal Cover Sheet is available to download and print as a pdf or a Word document.

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