Ruth S. Holmberg Grant for Faculty Excellence
The purpose of the Ruth S. Holmberg Grant for Faculty Excellence is to support faculty who have demonstrated the potential and ability to function at a higher level of scholarship, engage students in addressing problems of contemporary importance through research efforts, or work with tenured faculty or the administration in building innovative curriculum.
Requested funding must address one of the areas noted below:
- Faculty Development, Training and Travel to ensure recipients are scholars at the cutting-edge of their field or discipline.
- Buy-outs for course releases to support time for research and special projects. Funding could be used to pay an adjunct teacher so the faculty member would be free to pursue research or innovative projects.
- Faculty grants that promote innovative or creative research and engagement, or advancement of an academic discipline.
Tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply.
Please submit all proposals on or before Monday, March 27th, 2023 at 11:59 pm.
- The purpose or focus of the professional development, scholar activity, research, etc.
- Justification and rationale for the activity.
- A description of how the activity will advance the professional/scholarly career of the applicant.
- Expected outcomes and how outcomes will be assessed or validated.
- Funding request (budget) and justification.
Proposals will be evaluated by a selection committee utilizing the rubric found below. Recommendations for funding will be made to the Provost, who will make final funding decisions in May. Approximately $20,000 will be available for awarding each year. There is no set number of awards to be made each year. Only highly meritorious proposals will receive consideration and potential funding. A range of $2,000 - $5,000 will be awarded per proposal.
|Score||Innovative or creative||Potential to Enhance Extramural Funding||Potential for Faculty Member Professional Record||Budget|
The proposal breaks no new ground
|None||Unlikely to result in publication/creation||Undefined or not provided|
Proposal includes minimally new ideas
|Minimal||Minimal possibility for publication/creation||Unrealistic based on proposal|
Proposal includes at least one key new idea
|Possibility for reasonable extramural funding||Reasonable possibility for publication/creation||Aligns with award|
|3||Proposal includes several new key ideas||
Likely funding opportunity for one or more reasonable extramural funding opportunities
|Likely to achieve publication/creation||Aligns with award and may be able to obtain other institutional support|
|4||Proposal is revolutionary||
Very likely to obtain multiple reasonable extramural funding opportunities
|Very likely to result in multiple/notable publications/creations||Aligns with award and likely to be paired with other institutional support|