2019-20 Update:  There is no Associate Professor Growth Grant competition this year due to funding limitations.

 

Purpose and Description

LEAP individual growth grants are designed to provide funding for projects that will assist in advancing the careers of associate professors on the CU Boulder campus. Multiple awards will be given in amounts up to $9000 each. Funding will be granted for one year and funded projects must be completed by June 1, 2019. 

All associate professors who are not currently under review for promotion to professor are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to faculty who have not previously received a LEAP Associate Professor Growth Grant and who are at least 5 years beyond tenure, and whose projects meet the following criteria:  

  • Include work that cannot be completed without this support;
  • Create opportunities that take the individual’s work in a new direction;
  • Reflect the individual’s academic goals;
  • Have a broad impact;
  • Clearly advance the career of the individual;
  • Are received from faculty who have taken on a substantial service load which has had an impact on research productivity   

Proposal Format

Please pay close attention to format. The description and purpose should be easily understood by scholars outside your disciplinary expertise.

Proposals should be no longer than three pages and include the following:

  1. Project title;
  2. Name, phone number, and email address of author;
  3. Project description and purpose;
  4. Statement of the project’s intended impact, outcomes, and measures;
  5. Statement of how this project will help advance the applicant towards promotion to professor;
  6. Timeframe;
  7. Amount requested and itemized budget;

In addition to the project proposal, your application must include the following:

  • A three-page c.v. that lists major publications; courses taught at CU; and service responsibilities;
  • An itemized budget page (see: Growth Grant Form);
  • Applicants requesting course release must submit a completed and signed copy of the Department Chair Approval Form (see: Growth Grant Form)

Submission

Proposals and all supporting documentation should be submitted by email to maribeth.vanhaute@colorado.edu no later than March 1, 2018 @ 3:00pm MST

Notice of Award

Award recipients will be notified in April 2018.

Funds will be available by July 1, 2018.

Summary Report

A written summary report will be due by June 1, 2019 to the LEAP Program.  This summary needs to answer the following questions:

  1. Please give a short summary of the proposal and the outcome for you;   
  2. In what ways has this had a positive impact on your career?
  3. Will you be submitting any grants as a result of this work?
  4. Do you have any publications or products as a result of this grant?

Note: If you are interested in including the assistance of either an undergraduate or graduate student in your proposal, please contact:

Graduate Teacher Program: gtp@colorado.edu
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP): urop@colorado.edu