2015 Faculty Summer Research and Creativity Award
The Professional Development Center is pleased to announce the Faculty Summer Research
and Creativity Award program, which provides support for faculty research and creative
activity conducted over the Summer Session. As a regional, public liberal arts institution,
SUNY Fredonia values a wide variety of scholarly and creative activities, as described
in the Handbook on Appointment, Reappointment, and Promotion (HARP):
- Basic research that provides new foundations upon which others can build;
- Original works of art, music, dance, creative writing, and theatre;
- Applications of basic theories and research that solve problems in the discipline
or in practice;
- Interdisciplinary scholarship that brings together perspectives from two or more fields;
- Scholarly approaches to teaching and learning that go beyond practice to contribute
to the pedagogy of one’s field or to significant curricular or assessment initiatives;
- Community-based research (scholarship of engagement) that may include partnerships.
- The goal of the award is to promote excellence in research and creativity and to enhance
the dissemination of that work.
Funded by the generous support of the Fredonia College Foundation, $25,000 has been
allocated for Summer 2015 in response to the Power of Fredonia’s call to “expand support for faculty scholarship and creative activity to ensure the
intellectual and creative vitality at the heart of a modern university.” The review
process will be coordinated through the Professional Development Center, and a review committee appointed by the Provost is responsible for the review of applications and for making
recommendations on awardees to the Provost for Academic Affairs.
Tenure-track and tenured faculty and librarians are eligible to apply, including those
on leave. Due to limited funds, faculty members may submit only one proposal per award
period. Joint applications will be accepted. Preference will be given to applicants
who do not qualify for other campus awards. To be eligible, proposals must involve
original research or creative activities by the principal investigator. Awards are
offered as alternative to teaching summer session.
Preference will be given to applicants who did not receive funding in the 2014 award
Amount: Awards up to the amount of $3,000 will be disbursed to awardees in June 2014.
Please review the electronic submission form before writing your proposal. Proposals
should highlight major points of inquiry and the specifics of your research or creative
activity. Proposals should include the following: conception and definition of the
project, significance of the project, plan of work or methodology, the mode in which
the results will be published or performed, the impact of the award on your research,
and the impact your proposal will have on the mission of the university, and a budget
for the proposed project.
Electronic Submission Form: The deadline for submissions has passed.
Deadline: Friday, February 20th at noon
Awardees will be asked to submit a final report to the PDC Advisory Board by the end
of the Fall 2015 semester. Prior award winners must submit their final report in order
to be eligible for new funding.
Click here to view descriptions of award winning projects from the previous year.