From: Administrative E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Mon Oct 04 2010 - 18:07:14 MDT
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 18:07:14 -0600 (MDT) From: Administrative E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: 2010 College Scholar Award Request for Proposals
TO: Boulder Campus Arts & Sciences Faculty, Staff,
Deans, Directors, Dept Chairs
FROM: Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences
SENDER: Anna Jensen on behalf of Dean Todd Gleeson
DATE: October 5, 2010
SUBJECT: 2010 College Scholar Award Request for Proposals
Please note that there are revisions to the College Scholar Award RFP, most
notably under section B. Applications Procedure.
The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences has introduced a program
intended to provide one semester College Scholar Awards to faculty in the
College that will allow them to pursue full time research/creative work.
These awards can be used in conjunction with a sabbatical, but it is not
necessary. This program is being funded through the generosity of donors to
the College. Ten awards are expected in 2010. The hope and intention is
that the College Scholar Award program will continue for a number of years.
The following criteria apply. At the time of application:
1. Applicants must be full-time tenured faculty members in the College of
Arts and Sciences;
2. At least four years must have passed since the applicant's last
sabbatical or, if the applicant has not previously taken a sabbatical, they
must have held a full-time College of Arts and Sciences appointment for at
least four consecutive years.
B. Application procedure
Applications are due by Monday, November 1, 2010, at 12 noon. All
information and inquiries should be sent electronically (in a single PDF) to
Anna.Jensen@colorado.edu. Applications must include the following, in
12-point sized font.
1. A concise, 750 words or less, description of the proposed activities
during the award period, including the title and goals of the project. The
description should be general in nature explaining the value, importance and
timeliness of the project. Whenever possible avoid technical details; the
description should be understandable to people not experienced in their
field. The proposal should answer the questions why the project demands
extra time and what is exceptional about the project and not something that
is regularly done. The proposal should be self contained and only
information in the proposal description will be considered. Finally, please
include a statement explaining whether the award will be used in conjunction
with a sabbatical.
2. A vitae no longer than 3 pages. If applicable, include: date of previous
sabbatical or faculty fellowship. Give all academic positions and degrees
(where obtained); also provide: grants held, publications and service
performed in the last 3 years. Give the above information if space allows;
otherwise give prior two years on all items etc.
3. Applicant's must request that their unit's Executive Committee or Chair
send a statement of support, no more than two pages in length, regarding the
applicant's project and record of accomplishment, which includes:
-- comment on applicant's stature in field
-- applicant's current teaching load and description of "normal" teaching
-- applicant's nature and quality of teaching
-- discuss the importance of the fellowship to the applicant's scholarly
-- information about previous time off: e.g. sabbaticals, fellowships etc.
4. In order to make a provision for unit size discrepancies and not to
overburden the system, there will be limits on the numbers of applicants per
unit. No more than 1 application per unit whose size is less than or equal
to 15 tenure track faculty and no more than 2 applications per unit whose
size is greater than 15 tenure track faculty, will be permitted.
C. Additional Information
-- Awards will be made competitively based on all information provided. The
selection committee will be a group of Professors of Distinction in the
College of Arts and Sciences.
-- The College Scholar Award must be taken in any one of the four semesters;
beginning the fall semester after selection.
-- In the event the applicant is awarded a CRCW Fellowship, the applicant's
proposal will be removed from the CSA applicant pool.
-- The Dean will be in contact with the unit Chair regarding compensation
for providing full release time for each College Scholar Award.
-- According to A&S records, in 2010 the following units have more than 15
tenure track faculty: ANTH, APPM, APS, AAH, EBIO, MCDB, CHEM, COMM, ECON,
ENGL, GEOG, GEOL, HIST, IPHY, MATH, PHIL, PHYS, PSCI, PSYC, SOCY.
-- Each applicant should notify their Chair of their intention to apply for
a College Scholar Award well before the application deadline. If a unit has
more than the requisite number of applicants, the unit Chair/Executive
Committee should decide who the unit will support for that round.
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