2011-12 Faculty Mini-Grant Award
These grants assist Unit 3 faculty in initiating continuing or completing research, scholarship and creative activity projects. Additional funding for the 2011/2012 Mini-Grant cycle is available from the Instructionally Related Activities Program (IRA) for Student Assistant Supplements. These supplements are available specifically for the purpose of involving paid Student Assistants in Mini-Grant projects.
Mini-Grant funding may be requested for one or more of the following:
• Basic or applied research (e.g., literature or archival search, data collection, data analysis, manuscript preparation);
• Creative projects (e.g., exhibit, artistic performance, development of new creative techniques);
• Other scholarly activities in the applicant's field;
• Research, scholarship, or creative activity that enhances student learning at SSU or that otherwise significantly benefits SSU students and the university (IRA Student Assistant Supplements are available specifically for the purpose of involving paid Student Assistants in Mini-Grant projects); or
• Preparation of an external grant proposal to fund a specified piece of research, scholarship, or creative activity.
The RFP and forms (application cover sheet, narrative, project director qualifications and budget worksheet) can also be accessed at the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) web site: (http://www.sonoma.edu/aa/ORSP). The proposals are due in the ORSP office (Stev-1024) by 4:30 pm on Monday, November 21, 2011. Priority for these awards will be given to untenured faculty with proposals of equal merit.
GOLDSTEIN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCHOLARSHIP
Nominations are now open for the 2011/12 Bernie and Estelle Goldstein Award for Excellence in Scholarship Award. The Goldstein Award recognizes faculty members who exemplify the teacher-scholar model in their professional development at Sonoma State. These awards will provide faculty with funds to support continued engagement in scholarship. Two $1500 awards will be conferred annually. These funds may be used for any purpose that directly supports the scholarly work of the faculty member.
All Nomination materials are due in the ORSP office (Stevenson 1024) by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2011. Faculty who were previously nominated but did not receive the award are strongly encouraged to re-apply. Nomination guidelines for this award are attached with this email and can also be accessed at the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) web site: (http://www.sonoma.edu/aa/ORSP).
IMPORTANT NOTE: This year each nominee must complete a basic Fresca profile (https://fresca.calstate.edu/) in order to be considered for the Goldstein Award. Fresca is the CSU's web-based database of the research expertise, scholarship, and creative activities of faculty and affinity groups across the 23 campuses of the CSU. The profile includes: Name, Title, Affiliation, Contact information, Short Statement of academic/research background and interests (one paragraph), and Scholarly Works (at least three references). Contact Carol Hall, ORSP, 664-2448 to assist you with creating your profile. Please be sure to schedule an appointment in advance of the deadline if you think you will need help with this aspect of your application.