SSAC issues call for application for New Faculty Scholar Awards


Senate Scholarly Activities Committee (SSAC) “New Faculty Scholar Awards” are intended to provide extra support for initiation of research and creative activity programs of assistant professors who have been at UND three years or less (e.g., date of appointment at UND should be January 2005 or later). The SSAC anticipates that many New Faculty Scholar Awards will lead to the development of projects that will ultimately be funded by external agencies. Up to three awards of $5,000 each will be made per year. Only outstanding applications will be funded. One competition is held for Faculty Scholar Awards each year.

Friday, Feb. 15, is the deadline for submission of New Faculty Scholar Award applications to the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee. The committee will consider requests from faculty members to conduct pure and applied research, support writing projects, or to support other creative and scholarly endeavors (e.g., performances, art projects, compositions). All costs normally incurred in the conduct of the research or creative activity are eligible budget items. Travel costs which are essential to the conduct of the project may be requested; however, travel to present papers or attend conferences is not allowable under this program.

The committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. All applications for New Faculty Scholar Awards must include the completed application form, letter of support from the departmental chair, the applicant’s resume, and a description of the project. The properly signed original application and 11 copies must be submitted to RD&C prior to the published deadline. The application form is available at RD&C (105 Twamley Hall or call 777-4278) and on RD&C's home page at http://www.und.edu/dept/rdc/SSACNewFacultyScholar.htm (or under “Research” on UND’s home page).
-- Patrick A. Carr , chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, Anatomy and Cell Biology, pcarr@medicine.nodak.edu, 701/777-2576