Each fall and spring, the Vice President for Academic Affairs solicits proposals from members of the University faculty for financial support of research, development and scholarship projects through the Faculty Research and Development Committee.
The goal of the program is to support and encourage faculty scholarly/creative research and development endeavors that make "significant" contributions to Augusta State University's reputation as a place where scholarly and creative endeavors are valued and where quality work is being done. (See Faculty Manual, 204.8.2)
Significant scholarly or creative endeavors typically include research or creative work and presentation or publication of original research or creative work to peers through conference presentations, conference proceedings, journal publications, book publications, or other scholarly media. (See Faculty Manual, 204.8.2)
Significant faculty development should be considered to include, but not be limited to, training sessions, workshops, and additional graduate training. Funds may be used to support all of these endeavors. (See Faculty Manual, 204.8.2)
General Fund: For the Academic Year 2012-2013, the total amount of funding available for general FR&FD is just over thirty thousand dollars ($31,647). UPDATE: We have extended eligibility for both fall 2012 and spring 2013 funding cycles for all activities taking place anytime during the fiscal year (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013).
Additional Proposal Guidelines
In preparing proposals for this program, an applicant should remember that the review committee does not include specialists in every field. It is very important, therefore, that proposals communicate the significance of the work to scholars from other disciplines, as well as provide enough detail to permit technical evaluation by those more familiar with the area. The format requirements for proposals, given in these guidelines, are written with this need in mind, and it is essential that proposals follow them as closely as possible.
The next Request for Proposals will be released on or about September 25, 2012.
Faculty proposals will be due by October 8, 2012.
Any proposal received after the deadline will not be eligible for consideration for that funding cycle.
Faculty will be informed of decisions by letter soon afterwards. The Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) has the final decision regarding all funding.