Faculty Funding Requests Timetable for 2015-2016
September 1 - Deadline for Faculty Research / Creative Work Grants and Mellon FaCE Grant Applications in All Categories - For projects through the end of Fall Term.
October 1 - Deadline for Faculty Research / Creative Work Grants and Mellon FaCE Grant Applications in All Categories - For projects through the remainder of the Fiscal Year.
January 5 - Final Call for Faculty Research / Creative Work Grants for 2015-2016 Fiscal Year (until June 30, 2016).
April 1 - First Deadline for 2016-2017 Fiscal Year Grants (beginning July 1, 2015).
Conference Travel Allocations - Approved on a rolling basis. Please apply anytime prior to conference attendance.All application forms are on the Faculty Development Website
Unused Cash! Consider Mellon Grants for Collaborative Research
Grants for Collaborative Research are a significantly underutilized category within our current Mellon FaCE Grant. CoFR encourages you to consider whether you have projects that could be promoted through collaborative work (with colleagues at Knox or outside of the College) or whether you have ongoing projects eligible for support under this category. Grants can range up to $2500 for a Knox faculty member collaborating with external collaborators to significantly more for internal projects.
Funding guidelines follow our usual Mellon parameters. Grants with external collaborators have a few important restrictions: (1) Funds can only support expenses related to your involvement in the project, not the expenses of external collaborators, (2) It is generally expected that external collaborators will bring resources to the project as well.
Examples of funded projects:
Karen Kampwirth and a colleague at another school supported a meeting related to their research in Nicaragua
Nikki Malley and Rob Smith are collaborating on a project related to auctions.
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Reminder: Advising Workshop - Thursday, September 3, 2015
The annual Advising Meeting for all academic advisors will be held on Wednesday, September 2, during the Faculty Fall Conversation. To delve deeper into issues of advising and to provide orientation for new advisors, we invite ALL academic advisors to an Advising Workshop to be held on Thursday, September 3, 2015. This workshop will explore the ingredients of effective advising, review the many tools and resources available to advisors, and answer any questions or concerns you might have about advising. New advisors and advisors who have not participated in an advising workshop in recent years are especially encouraged to participate.
ACM Shanghai Program Faculty Site Visit, Oct. 12-17 - Apply by Sept. 4
ACM is inviting applications for a Faculty Site Visit to the new ACM program in Shanghai from Oct. 12 to Oct. 17, 2015. The visit is designed to be mutually beneficial, to faculty who can integrate what they observe and learn in Shanghai into their teaching and advising on campus and to students currently enrolled in the Shanghai: Perspectives on Contemporary China program. ACM pays for the travel, lodging, meals, and other costs.
The call for applications is here. Letter of application and supporting materials due Sept. 4.
Fridays @ 4 in 2015-2016: Presenters Wanted
Please apply to present by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
All faculty are encouraged to consider presenting as part of "Fridays @ 4," the faculty's lecture series for itself. The aim of "Fridays @ 4" is to provide an opportunity for faculty to present "work in progress" in front of a supportive, interdisciplinary, non-specialist audience. Work at any stage in any field is welcome. "Fridays @ 4" is especially useful for new, experimental projects, projects that need a kick-start, or a presentation that would benefit from a dress rehearsal. "Fridays @ 4" has two presentations each term. Refreshments and camaraderie are served at each. Please contact email@example.com if you have questions or would like to present.