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CAHSS Summer Faculty Research Fellowship Program 2019, USA

Publish Date: Feb 05, 2019

Deadline: Feb 15, 2019


The Center for Social Science Scholarship and the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) invite applications for the 2019 Center for Social Science Scholarship Summer Faculty Research Fellowship (SFRF). The purpose of this fellowship is to support significant social science research among tenure-track and tenured faculty in CAHSS, resulting in a submittable product by December 2019.  Fellows will receive a $6,000 stipend during the summer of 2019. By December 2019, each Fellow is expected to complete an external grant or fellowship proposal OR an article, policy paper, book, or book chapter. Fellows shall provide a copy of this submitted product to the Director of the Center for Social Science Scholarship. Fellows who are preparing an external grant or fellowship proposal agree to work with MIPAR for pre-award as well as post-grant management assistance. Applications are welcome from full-time tenure-track and tenured faculty doing social science research in any CAHSS department.

Up to three fellowships will be awarded. The deadline for applications is FEBRUARY 15, 2019. Applications will be reviewed and ranked by the members of the Center for Social Science Scholarship Advisory Board according to the following criteria:

  • Quality of proposed research project;
  • Significance of the project in its field;
  • Qualification of the faculty member to carry out the work, including the requisite expertise in the topic area and prior research productivity; 
  • Likelihood that the proposed work can be successfully completed within the summer of fellowship support and that it will result in a submittable product by December 2019;
  • Publishing/funding potential of the work;
  • Approval and recommendation of faculty member’s department chair. 

The proposal must be submitted as a Word or PDF file (single-spaced, one-inch margins, 12 point font) and must include: 

  • Title page: Title of proposal, applicant name, and department.
  • Summary (half page maximum): This should be written in non-technical language. Please keep in mind that all reviewers may not be experts in your field.
  • Text (three page maximum; figures or tables may be submitted in an appendix, but reprints should not be included):  Include a clear and concise statement  of:   1) the specific aims of the proposed research; 2) its significance in its field; 3) description of data and the research method(s) to be employed; 4) statement of anticipated research findings/outcomes; 5) statement of policy or other implications; 6) description of researcher’s qualification to carry out the work. 
  • Publication/Funding Potential (one page maximum): Include an impartial discussion of the potential that the work will have for attracting external funding and/or being published. If proposing a grant or fellowship application, be specific about where you intend to apply for external funding and provide either concrete examples of projects similar to yours that those source(s) have funded or provide language from the funding source(s) that clearly shows that your proposal fits within the organization’s funding parameters.  If proposing a publication, be specific regarding where this will be sent, why that venue, how your work will add to the scholarly conversation underway in your venue/field, and whether there is potential for this publication to lead to future externally funded research activity.
  • Timeline (one page maximum): A timeline of activities describing your summer and fall activities to reach the intended December 2019 submission goal.
  • Budget (half page maximum): Detail how you intend to use the $6,000 fellowship stipend.
  • Bibliography: Include only works cited in the proposal.
  • Curriculum vitae of applicant.

Conditions of award

The applicant affirms that, if awarded a Center for Social Science Scholarship/CAHSS Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, the Fellow will:

  • Obtain necessary IRB approval; complete the proposed work during the summer; and complete the resulting external funding proposal OR manuscript for submission no later than December 2019.  
  • Submit a copy of the December 2019 proposal OR manuscript and a copy of the final publication OR funding result, as appropriate, to the Director of the Center for Social Science Scholarship.
  • Keep the Director of the Center for Social Science Scholarship informed of their progress during the summer and towards completing and submitting the proposal/manuscript. This includes a brief email update and/or conversation with the Director by September 1, 2019, and a follow-up email update upon submission. 
  • For applicants who aim to submit a proposal for external funding, keep the Director of the Center for Social Science Scholarship and MIPAR staff apprised on the progress of the proposal writing and work closely with MIPAR staff to adhere to a mutually agreeable timeline for submission. If funded, applicants and their departments agree that MIPAR will provide post-award grant management. 
  • Present any additional brief reports to the sponsors of the award, the Dean of CAHSS, the VP for Research and the Center for Social Science Scholarship Director, upon their request.

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