Scholarly Activity Awards


Scholarly Activities Award
This Competitive Award is for faculty in the
Hull College of Business, College of Education,
& College of Science & Mathematics only

Application deadline: September 26, 2016

This program supports faculty professional development by providing awards to facilitate scholarly projects that lead to public, peer-reviewed products.

Purpose/Eligibility

The purpose of this program is to advance professional development of faculty in support of scholarship and scholarly activities. Applicants can request support for a variety of scholarly endeavors, including supplies or equipment to advance a scholarly project or travel that will advance the scholarly professional development of the applicant. Although travel to conferences is not excluded from eligibility, such funding is a lower priority than activities that directly support the development or maintenance of an active program of scholarly work. Full time Augusta University faculty members in the College of Education, College of Science and Mathematics, or Hull College of Business who have some percentage of chair-assigned faculty effort in scholarly activity are eligible to apply. Part-time faculty members are not eligible. Criteria for evaluation of applications (see "Reviewer Guidelines" for details)

  • Although travel to conferences is not excluded from eligibility, such funding is a lower priority than activities that directly support the development or maintenance of an active program of scholarly work.
  • Individuals who have received awards in the past must provide evidence (e.g., reprints of articles) of the outcomes of previous funding in order to be eligible for repeat funding.  For example, if a faculty member received funding to make a presentation at a conference, he/she would need to provide evidence of the further development of the project on which the presentation was based.

Details

  • The awards will generally range from $500 - $1500.
  • Application deadline is September 26; announcement of awards will be made by October 7.
  • The award may not be used for salary support
  • Applications should be sent to Judy Cooke, Faculty Development Program Coordinator, at Judy Cooke as one PDF document.
  • Applications will be reviewed by a faculty committee using a "blind" process and a scoring rubric. The review committee will consist of faculty members who have a record of scholarship and who do not expect to apply for an award.
  • Award recipients must submit a report of how the funds were used before reimbursements will be processed.
  • Recipients will be expected to present the results of their scholarly work in a local venue (e.g., Faculty Development Day, CIRCA).

Reviewer Guidelines
Scholarly Activity Awards 2016
Description of the scholarly activity

  • Preference should be given to activities that contribute to the progress of a scholarly project or program.
  • Support for travel will only be considered if the travel will contribute to the further development of the scholarly work. For example, support for travel to present a paper would be a low priority; support for travel to collect data would be rated more highly.

Professional development as a scholar

  • The applicant should clearly articulate an outcome to be expected from the requested support.
  • The applicant should articulate actual deliverables in terms of their professional development (e.g., vita, entry, grant proposal).
  • Preference should be given to deliverables beyond a conference presentation.

Budget

  • Specific?
  • Reasonable?

Summary Evaluation recommendation

  • support at level requested
  • offer support, but at level less than requested (recommended amount)
  • do not offer support; encourage resubmission
  • do not offer support