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Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA)

Now available below are the guidelines for the 2014-15 “President's Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities” (RSCA) program which can provide funds $5,000 mini-grants (frequently for assigned time) and summer stipends.

Applications must be submitted electronically by 5 PM on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

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In addition, signed hard copies of the Chair's and the Dean's evaluation forms are due by 5 PM on Thursday, November 13, 2014 (deliver to Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Blg. 1, room 224).

Chair's/Dean's Evaluation Form (DOC).

Each faculty Mini-Grant may take the form of up to $5,000 for research expenses, a summer fellowship equal to $5,000, or 4 WTU's of assigned time. The Undergraduate Student Supplements are meant to supplement existing faculty-led efforts; these supplements will provide up to $5,000 in additional funds in student salaries, supplies and services, and/or travel.

Proposals submitted to this program must follow the RSCA guidelines available at the link provided below and will be reviewed by the Council for Graduate and Faculty Scholarship (Research Council), an elected committee consisting of a representative from each College. The committee will recommend support to the President via the Provost.

RSCA 2014-2015 Competition

RSCA 2014-15 Guidelines (PDF)

RSCA 2014-15 Evaluation Criteria (PDF)

RSCA 2014-15 Template for Project Narrative and CV (DOC)

RSCA 2014-15 Template for Chair's/Dean's evaluation (DOC)

RSCA Final Report Template - Due September 30, 2015 (DOC)

RSCA Detailed Budget Information (PDF)