From: Faculty and Research E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Thu Oct 16 2008 - 21:15:48 MDT
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 21:15:48 -0600 (MDT) From: Faculty and Research E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: Call for Proposals for Big 12 Fellowship
TO: Boulder Campus Teaching & Research Faculty,
Deans, Directors, Dept Chairs, System Administration
FROM: Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE)
SENDER: Patricia Rankin, Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity
DATE: October 17, 2008
SUBJECT: Call for Proposals for Big 12 Fellowship
Applications are invited for Big 12 Fellowship awards to fund academic
exchanges between Big 12 institutions in AY 2009-2010. Proposals should be
received in the Office of Diversity Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE -
pronounced Odyssey) by 5 p.m., December 15, 2008.
The chief academic officers (CAOs) of the Big 12 Athletic Conference believe
that our member schools should be more than an athletic conference -- that
we should also be connected by academic endeavors. To this end, the CAOs and
the chairs of the faculty senates of our respective schools agreed to
encourage faculty exchanges within the Big 12 by creating Faculty
Once a year, the University of Colorado awards two Faculty Fellowships of
$2,500 each. The purpose is to enable the selected Faculty Fellows to spend
two weeks in residence at another Big 12 school to do research or creative
work, collaborate on curriculum development or other educational projects,
consult with colleagues and students, offer lectures, or engage in other
professional activities that would be of academic benefit to the Fellow (and
thereby to the home institution) as well as to the host institution. The
$2,500 grant is intended to cover the travel and living expenses of the
Fellow. (If you have received a BIG 12 grant within the last three years,
your proposal will receive the lowest priority for funding.)
The goal is to maximize the likelihood that each Faculty Fellow will be
immersed in the campus culture and activities of the host school.
Consequently two weeks is the desired length of the visit. Durations that
are somewhat shorter (but not less than one week) or longer, are also
possible depending upon the agreement between the visiting Fellow and the
host school. The amount of the grant maybe reduced proportionately for
shorter visits but remains the same for longer visits.
The Vice Chancellor's Awards and Grants Advisory Committee will review the
applications and recommend the awardees. The main selection criterion will
Be the merit of the application as it addresses the BIG 12 goals and the
Academic benefits of the fellowship to the awardee, to the home school, and
to the host school. Award funds should be expended within twelve months of
the award unless other arrangements are proposed as part of the application.
A report on the outcome of the project will be required at the end of the
twelve month period.
The BIG 12 campuses include:
The University of Colorado at Boulder
If you have questions or need additional information please contact:
Dr. Patricia Rankin (email@example.com)
Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity and Development, CU-Boulder
Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement(ODECE)
BIG 12 Fellowship Application
Name of Applicant (Printed)
Received in Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement
(office use only)
Complete all parts of this checklist and submit it, with one copy of all
materials, unstapled, to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community
Engagement (ODECE), UCB 18, Regent 340A, Boulder, CO 80309-0018. If your
materials are not easy to photocopy (brochures, colorful flyers, etc.),
Please include those as additional copies. Proposals should be sent by
campus mail, and arrive on or before the deadline.
DEADLINE: Friday, December 15th, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.
Application Procedure Checklist
_____Applicant holds a Boulder campus, full-time tenure-track faculty
_____An interested faculty member should take the initiative to contact the
academic unit (department, research center or institute, or an
undepartmentalized school/college) of the Big 12 university of his or her
choice. The purposes of the visit should be mutually agreed upon,
Conditioned upon receipt of a Faculty Fellowship. The expectation is that
the host unit would incur no monetary cost from the visit. However, it will
be up to the host unit to decide what facilitates (e.g., office space,
library access, etc.) it can make available to the Faculty Fellow.
_____The interested faculty member should submit the following three
Documents to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity and
_____a) A summary curriculum vitae (maximum of 2 pages);
_____b) A brief letter of application (2 pages) that describes:
- The dates and objectives of the fellowship visit,
- The conditional arrangements made with the host institution (with written
confirmation from the host),
- A short budget with the arrangements for covering his/her own teaching
responsibilities at CU-Boulder during the period of the fellowship (with the
approval of the Chair or Dean, as appropriate).
_____c) Letter of Support from Chair or Dean (brief). See enclosed
Chair's/Dean's Statement form.
It is also possible for members of an academic unit here to seek out a
particular colleague at another Big 12 school and invite this colleague to
Our campus as a Faculty Fellow. This individual would then have to secure a
Faculty Fellowship from his or her own home institution to visit CU-Boulder.
Thus, each institution's fellowships under this program are restricted to
Its own faculty.
Big 12 Application Information
Mailing Address (Campus Box)
Title of Project
Total Amount Requested
BIG 12 Fellowship Award
Detach this sheet and give it to the Department Chair/Dean. If the
Applicant is the Department Chair, this statement should be written by the
appropriate Dean. Please have Chair's/Dean's office representative enclose
this statement in a signed, sealed envelope and give it back to you. Submit
it with your proposal and completed checklist to ODECE at UCB 18 or Regent
340A. Do not send separately.
Name of Application ______________________________________________________
Title of Project___________________________________________________________
Cost Sharing by sponsoring Unit
Please evaluate the research experience and potential of the applicant and
his/her ability to make significant progress on the proposed research or
creative work, and comment on how this work fits into his/her overall
Signature of Department Chair/Dean-- Typed Name of Department
While our web site is under construction submit this application to Dr.
Patricia Rankin (firstname.lastname@example.org), 18 UCB, Regent 340A.
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