Part-Time Faculty Research Grant
Part-time Faculty Research Grant
The Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition
We are pleased to announce the inaugural Part-time Faculty Research Grant competition, an important university-wide internal funding opportunity for Duquesne University’s Part-time Faculty. Eligible faculty who are working in any academic discipline are encouraged to apply. The grants are intended support faculty scholarship that engages resources in the Catholic intellectual tradition and leads, at minimum, to publication in a reputable peer-reviewed journal. Part-time Faculty Research Grants can be used to support a portion of a multi-phase research project, provided the project funded by the grant is clearly defined and the proposal makes a strong case for the likelihood of future external funding and publication. Grant awards will be $2,000. Up to four grants will be awarded in the 2013-14 academic year.
* Part-Time Faculty Research and the Mission of Duquesne University
Part-time Faculty contribute to the mission of Duquesne University. They share scholarly expertise, clinical and professional experience, and pedagogical skills. Part-time Faculty Research Grants are intended to support research and scholarship that reflect Duquesne’s mission and engage resources in the Catholic intellectual tradition. All inquiry in search of the truth and in service to the human and common good contributes to the mission of Duquesne. Accordingly, a very wide range of research projects would fit within the scope of the Part-time Faculty Research Grant program. Moreover, the best insights of the Catholic intellectual tradition include openness to dialogue and commitments to non-defensive engagement. Projects that engage the intellectual resources of other faith traditions and relate these to the mission of Duquesne are welcome.
Proposals should be explicit regarding the relation of the research topic to Duquesne’s mission. Faculty are encouraged to confer with the Director of the Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition to discuss how particular research agendas meet Paluse Grant program objectives. We encourage collaborative and cross-disciplinary research projects. A Research Grant Workshop will be scheduled for November, 2013.
The Part-time Faculty Research Grant is made possible through the support of the Office of the Provost and the Division of Mission and Identity.
We invite part-time faculty who meet the following requirements to apply for the Part-time Faculty Research Grant:
* Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree completed
* Faculty member must have taught for Duquesne at least four of the last six semesters prior to applying for the Part-time Faculty Research Grant. Summer session teaching may be included in this tally. Prospective applicants for the 2013 Part-time Faculty Research Grant competition must have taught during at least four semesters since Fall, 2010.
* Recipients of Part-time Faculty Research Grants are not permitted to teach during the summer in which the grant is awarded.
* Application Deadlines
* Applications are due on or before December 1, 2013
* Awards will be announced on January 15, 2014
* Report of Project Outcomes is due January 15, 2016
* Application requirements
2. Narrative: The narrative should not exceed seven single spaced pages; this does not include the cover sheet, bibliography, curriculum vitae, or budget. The narrative should state:
a. The topic to be investigated and its significance
b. The contribution the proposed project will make
c. Methodology and assessment standards
d. Relation to the mission of Duquesne University and the Catholic intellectual tradition
e. Schedule for conducting the research project
3. One page bibliography
4. One page curriculum vitae
5. One page budget
6. One page list of courses taught for Duquesne and academic sessions during which they were offered
7. Research proposals involving human subjects require approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects.
8. Submit your application materials electronically as pdf file to email@example.com by December 1, 2013.
Applications must include a one page budget. Grant funds will be placed in an account in the faculty member’s department. Applicants are encouraged to consider the use of Duquesne graduate students as research assistants where appropriate; wages should be reasonable (i.e., comparable to what a student would be paid by the university for comparable work).
Grant funds may not be used for course reductions or tuition.
* Criteria for Evaluation
The Part-time Faculty Research Grant program is administered by the Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Applications will be evaluated by an ad hoc committee. Committee members will be identified online at www.duq.edu/cit.
The committee will consider the scholarly merit of proposals based on the grant objectives stated above.
* Post-Award Report of Project Outcomes
Grant winners 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 research completed in light of the objectives and timeframe in the grant proposal,
* indicate how the research is being disseminated,
* include a copy of the published manuscript, and
* provide an updated budget detailing how grant funds were spent.
Submit all post-award materials electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reports will be shared with the Office of Research and the Office of the Provost.
Bruce Beaver, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Andra Chester, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of English
Sr. Rosemary Donley, Ph.D., APRN, FANN, Professor, Jacques Laval Chair for Social Justice
Joseph Kush, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Instructional Technology
Darlene Fozard Weaver, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology, CCIT Director
Please acknowledge the support of the Part-time Faculty Research Grant in publications and presentations that result from research completed under the auspices of the grant program.