FAHSS RESEARCH AND INTERDISCIPLINARY INITIATIVES FUND
The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Provost are pleased to invite applications for grants to fund research and other academic endeavors for Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences.
These grants are funded by the Provost’s Office, the CAS Dean’s Office (IDC funds for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, general IDC funds) and four CAS Stony Brook Foundation funds:
- The Nancy K. Squires Endowment for the Arts and Humanities
- The Chao Endowed Fund for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities
- The Guineiri SBF Endowment for Arts and Humanities
- The Dean's Funds for Excellence
Grants are available via two funding mechanisms:
- Research Initiatives Grants for Faculty in the Fine Arts, Humanities, and (lettered) Social Sciences (FAHSS) (Fall and Spring Competitions)
- The Dean's Funds for Excellence available to all faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences (Spring Competition Only)
A. RESEARCH INITIATIVE GRANTS FOR FACULTY IN THE FINE ARTS, HUMANITIES AND LETTERED SOCIAL SCIENCES (FAHSS)
A.1 Types of Awards
Two types of research grants are awarded through this competition:
- Individual Research Projects — for faculty in the relevant FAHSS departments or programs. Maximum Award: $3,000.
- Interdisciplinary Research Projects for three or more faculty in the relevant FAHSS departments or in conjunction with faculty from other CAS departments or other colleges. Maximum Award: $10,000.
Grants for Individual Research:
Full-time faculty from the Fine Arts, Humanities, and lettered Social Sciences may apply for up to $3000 for funds to provide seed money for research projects and creative activities, matching funds for grants, publication subsidies for newly published work, research personnel, travel grants for research, research materials (e.g., special equipment), and other such research-related activities or creative projects. We do not provide funds to travel to conferences or other such professional meetings, and the Research funds cannot be used for summer salary. A preference will be given to applications from junior faculty and to faculty who have not received an award in the last three years.
Grants for Interdisciplinary Projects:
A group of faculty from two or more FAHSS departments may apply for grants of up to $10,000 to encourage new research partnerships or new curricular initiatives. Faculty from non-FAHSS departments and from other colleges may also be included. The grants can be used for special events such as colloquia, conferences, performances, and exhibitions. Projects should contribute to the development of interdisciplinary contacts across CAS departments, help build partnerships with other areas across the campus, and engage with national and international discussions about the future of our disciplines. Projects pertinently involving non-CAS departments, especially those not likely to be funded by science agencies, are also welcome.
The proposal should be submitted by a lead author and the other participating faculty should write letters of endorsement. Additionally, if a department, institute, or center is providing funds to the project, the head of that area should submit a letter confirming that support.
- Special attention for both the Individual and Interdisciplinary awards will be given to projects that are intended to lead to the development of proposals and applications for external grants and fellowships.
- Grant recipients who submit a grant proposal to an external agency or foundation within one year of the grant period will receive an additional support allocation of $500.
- PLEASE NOTE: The Fall 2013 deadline for receipt of applications is: October 30, 2013 (11:59pm)
- The Spring deadline for applications will be announced in December 2013.
Successful candidates will be required to submit a report on research outcomes after the grant period.
The Research Initiatives Grants for FAHSS are evaluated by the following committee:
Harsh Bhasin, Asian and Asian American Studies
Michele Bogart, Art
Christina Bethin, Linguistics
Peter Carravetta, European Languages and Literature
Mary Jo Bona, Cultural Analysis and Theory
Daniela Flesler, Hispanic Languages and Literature
Eric Haralson, English
David Hicks, Anthropology
John Lutterbie, Theater
Judith Lochhead, Music (FAHSS Chair)
Kathleen Wilson, History
Michael Schwartz, Sociology
Lorenzo Simpson, Philosophy
Tracey Walters, Africana Studies
B. THE DEAN'S FUNDS FOR EXCELLENCE AVAILABLE TO ALL FACULTY IN THE COLLEGE
[Spring Competition Only]
B.1 Types of Awards
Three types of grants are awarded through this competition:
- Journal Support
- Conferences (not involving FAHSS faculty)
- Research Support, Interdisciplinary Initiatives, and other Special Projects
Request for support for journals should contain:
- Description of the journal, which disciplines it serves, a list of faculty that are/could be on the editorial board, as well as comments from experts or high-profile scholars in the field that endorse the journal.
- Brief description of how the journal would serve the undergraduate and graduate student population.
- A baseline level of support should be set, e.g. one course released per year and a graduate assistant for a respected journal in a field,
- Duration of support. Support will be determined on the basis of the prestige and impact of journal.
Each year the journal editors will provide the Dean's Fund Committee with a report detailing the journal's volumes published, and a file containing the table of contents of volume and/or issues published during that academic year. In case the journal / the publisher provides support an annual accounting report should be submitted as well.
Conferences (not involving FAHSS faculty)
It is expected that departments, and departments working together, would apply for funds from the Dean's funds after they have exhausted other external and internal venues. Requests will be reviewed by the Dean's Fund committee once a year, in the spring term, for conferences in the subsequent year. If a request is for matching funds, this should be indicated in the title. Proper documentation should be provided along with request. It should contain:
- Brief description of the conference;
- List of other funding venues and whether they were approached;
- List of faculty involved;
- Brief description of how the conference would serve the undergraduate and graduate student population.
Each year department(s) hosting conferences will submit a report on the conferences, listing the monies spent, number of participants, number of attendees, along with copies of program and/or posters.
Research support, interdisciplinary initiatives, and other special projects relevant to research or teaching
The Dean's review committee considers requests for research support for an individual or group, interdisciplinary initiatives (such as a seminar/lecture series on an interdisciplinary theme, or other special projects that can further the research and teaching mission of the College. The proposal should include:
- Brief description of the project
- List of other funding sources
- List of faculty and students involved
- Brief description of how the project would further the research and teaching mission of the College.
The Date for Receipt of Proposals will be announced in December 2013.
Applications for funding from the CAS Excellence funds are reviewed by the following committee:
Peter Manning, English
Eugene Hammond, English, Writing and Rhetoric
Robert Harvey, CAT
Kathleen Vernon, Hispanic Languages and Literature
John Lutterbie, Art, Theatre
Eva Carceles-Poveda, Economics
Tracey Walters, Africana Studies
Daniel Raleigh, Chemistry
Please direct inquiries about guidelines or proposal preparation to Judith Lochhead