Faculty Development Newsletter

2013-2014: issue #12 - April 10, 2014

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Friday, April 25

"Fridays @ 4: Bruce Polay"
See details in today's newsletter.


Tuesday, April 29

"Tuesdays @ 4: Finding External Grants"
See details in today's newsletter.


Thursday, May 1

Research/Creative Work Funding Requests for Summer Due
See details in today's newsletter.


Tuesday May 13

"Office Hours" for Grant Seekers
Anne-Marie Berk
Noon, Gizmo (lunch provided)


Friday, May 15

Fridays @ 4: Stuart Allison
"Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change"
Details in next newsletter.


Tuesday May 27

"Office Hours" for Grant Seekers
Anne-Marie Berk
Noon, Gizmo (lunch provided)

Requests for Funding for Faculty Research and Creative Work: New Online Application

The Committee on Faculty Research/Resources (CoFR) is now accepting requests for funding of Faculty Research and Creative Work to be completed during the 2014-2015 fiscal year (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015), especially activities to be carried out during July and August. Applications received by May 1 are guaranteed to receive a response by June 1. A second due date will be announced mid-summer for activities planned during the academic year.

Read the complete announcement from CoFR here. This announcement includes three important points:

1) All requests for funding must now be completed by way of this online form: Click Here for the Online Submission Form

2) To assist you in preparing the online form, we have generated a PDF version of the form is available here. DO NOT submit this PDF as your request; use the online form.

3) CoFR requests that faculty provide complete budget information for all applications. See the announcement memo for additional explanation.


Requests for Conference Travel Allocations: New Online Application

The Committee on Faculty Research/Resources (CoFR) is now accepting requests for Conference Travel Allocations (CTAs) for the 2014-2015 fiscal year (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015). CTAs are not automatic. Use the online form below to request an allocation. Requests must be submitted in advance of conference attendance.

Dean Behling has accepted CoFR's recommendation for a three-year trial of a system of annual conference allocations. Full details of how CTAs work were circulated by the Dean in her announcement. Those documents are also available here: CTAs General Description -- and -- CoFR Proposal on CTAs

Please file a request for Conference Travel Allocations (CTAs) here.


For All Faculty, All Fields:
Finding External Grants: A Hands-on Workshop
Tuesday, April 29 at 4 PM, Stellyes Classroom, Basement, SMC

Led by Anne-Marie Berk, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Searching for grants for your project or research can be daunting. At our session, you'll learn how to use SPINPlus, a powerful grant opportunity search tool you can use at any time, from any computer! Bring your grant search needs/questions and we'll go through a search or two together.

Research projects at any stage are welcome. Chairs of departments and programs, especially those with junior faculty, are also encouraged to participate.

Plus, drop in at one of two follow-up sessions (May 13 and 27) with grant director Anne-Marie Berk over lunch (provided free) at the Gizmo to learn more about SPINPlus and chat about grants.

RSVP appreciated for the first session. RSVP and provide info here.


First Spring Fridays @ 4 - April 25
Bruce Polay
Kresge Recital Hall

"Cutting the Cheese: a discussion of Richard Addinsell's 'Warsaw Concerto' From the 1941 British film score to 'Dangerous Moonlight'"

As always, refreshments at 4; presentation at 4:15.


Exciting Mellon Grant Information . . .

Coming soon!