From: Faculty and Research E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Wed Oct 21 2009 - 02:03:25 MDT
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 02:03:25 -0600 (MDT) From: Faculty and Research E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: College Scholar Award Call for Proposals
TO: Boulder Campus Arts and Sciences Faculty
FROM: Arts and Sciences Office of the Dean
SENDER: Anna Jensen for Todd Gleeson
DATE: October 21, 2009
SUBJECT: College Scholar Award Call for Proposals
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 2009. The hope and intention is
that the College Scholar Award program will continue for a number of years.
Both of 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 November 16, 2009 at 12 noon. All information and
inquiries should be sent electronically to Anna.Jensen@colorado.edu
<mailto:Anna.Jensen@colorado.edu> . Applications must include the
following, in 12-point size font.
1. A short (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
2. A vitae no longer than 3 pages. If applicable, include: date of
previous sabbatical or faculty fellowship; grants held and publications in
the last 3 years; give all academic positions and degrees (where obtained);
and service performed for past 3 years (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. Letter
should comment on applicant's stature in field; discuss the importance of
the fellowship to the applicant's scholarly career; include 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 FTE tenured faculty and no more than 2 applications per unit whose
size is greater than 15 FTE tenured 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.
A choice must be made between a Faculty CRCW Fellowship and a College
Scholar Award should they be awarded during the same academic year.
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 2009 the following units have more than 15 FTE:
ANTH, APPM, APS, AAH, EBIO, MCDB, CHEM, 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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