CARTSS has been supporting faculty and graduate student research in the social sciences for 13 years. This year we are simplifying our funding process and sponsoring a Faculty Fellowship and a Graduate Student Fellowship in both the Fall and the Spring. Our criteria for both fellowships is generally the following: we are seeking to sponsor projects that are new and may lead to important social science findings. We are also interested in funding projects that have not yet been funded and/or that may lead to more long-term projects that would seek external funding.
The Faculty Award is available to full-time tenure track faculty in the social sciences (or carrying out social science research). The award is meant to help faculty get a new project off the ground or to support a promising new direction of research. The CARTSS Board is pleased if graduate students are involved in the work, but this is not a prerequisite. Competitive proposals will include the following:
Description of the research and how it fits and/or diverges from the faculty member's research interests
Current funding available for this project
Relevant Theory, Methods, and Rationale for the Project