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Rice Fellows Program

RICE FELLOWS PROGRAM
SPONSORED BY
THE CENTER FOR THE CATHOLIC INTELLECTUAL TRADITION, DIVISION OF MISSION & IDENTITY
AND
THE OFFICE OF SERVICE LEARNING, DIVISION OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
AT
DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

OBJECTIVE

The Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the Office of Service Learning value academic excellence, effective collaboration, sustainable outcomes, and good stewardship of our resources. Toward those ends, we are pleased to enhance the Monsignor Charles Owen Rice Lecture Series (also known as "Rice on the Road") by establishing a new fellowship opportunity. The Rice Fellows Program will support collaborative work between an eligible Duquesne faculty, staff, or graduate student and a community partner to address a specific project connected to the topics explored in our lecture series. Projects may focus on curricular, research, or outreach opportunities. They must have clearly defined goals. Rice Fellows will receive up to $2500 for their project ($1,000 stipends each for the Duquesne member and the community partner and up to $500 for resources). Rice Fellows will be expected to submit a Project Outcomes Report within one year of the receipt of the fellowship. We will fund up to two pairs of Rice Fellows.

ELIGIBILITY

We invite applications from Duquesne University full-time faculty, full-time exempt staff, and eligible graduate students. To be eligible, graduate students must not be otherwise employed by Duquesne during the period of the fellowship. All Duquesne candidates are expected to attend a portion of the Rice Lecture Series and to apply to the program in concert with a community partner. The Rice on the Road schedule is available at www.duq.edu/cit.

2014 RICE TOPICS

  • Human trafficking in Pittsburgh
  • Racial Consciousness: White Racism & Black Self-Determination
  • Fracking: Understanding its Local Impact
  • Exploring Community Trauma

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

A complete application includes:

  • Cover sheet, available at www.duq.edu/cit, with signatures from the Duquesne applicant's Chair or supervisor and signatures from the Director of the community partner's organization
  • Project narrative, no more than five pages in length, including:
    • Description of project
    • Project goals
    • Timeframe for achieving goals
  • Values statement, describing how the Duquesne candidate and community partner understand and approach university-community collaboration
  • Budget

DEADLINES

Applications should be submitted as .pdf files.

  • Applications are due May 15, 2014.
  • Decisions will be made by May 30, 2014
  • Project Outcomes Reports will be due no later than June 1, 2015

OUTCOMES

Rice Fellows are required to submit a Report of Project Outcomes to the Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. The report must:

  • state the work completed during the grant period,
  • assess the work completed in light of the objectives and timeframe in the grant proposal,
  • provide an updated budget detailing how grant funds were spent.

Submit all post-award materials electronically to weaverd1@duq.edu.

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION

Applications will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  • appropriateness to Rice Lecture Series topics
  • collaboration between university and community partners
  • potential to enhance both the university and community

INQUIRIES

For more information contact Dr. Darlene Fozard Weaver, Director of the Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition at weaverd1@duq.edu or x1595.

Cover Sheet