March 1 Deadline for 2013-14 Faculty Enrichment Grant Requests
SAIC is pleased to announce opportunities for Faculty Enrichment Grants to support faculty research, scholarship, and creative endeavors during the 2013–14 year. This past year, 59 faculty were awarded grants ranging from $500 to $5,000.
For 2013-14, the school will distribute $100,000 to support faculty's professionally related project development, activities, conference presentations, residencies, and travel. A portion of the funding, generously donated by President Massey, will be identified as the President’s Faculty Research Grant.
Given the limited funding, the school typically underwrites only a portion of the requested amount. Applicants are encouraged to consider additional sources of support to fully realize their projects.
The deadline for applications is Friday, March 1, 2013.
CRITERIA: Selections are based on the merit of the proposal, especially those to complete a specific project or produce new works. Priority consideration is given to applicants who have actively contributed to the school community. Other criteria include record of professional achievements, the length of tenure at the institution, annual teaching load, and the candidate’s history of awards from SAIC. The school makes every effort to conscientiously and equitably distribute awards from the requests received.
Grants are not awarded to cover tuition costs at any institution, equipment purchases, or publications for exhibitions or events at other institutions. Conference-related expenses are only considered if the applicant is presenting. Grants for expenses associated with research for potential courses are generally not considered.
SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION: On or before Friday, March 1, 2013, please submit an application to SlideRoom. You will create an account in SlideRoom before beginning an application. Joint faculty projects are considered and should be submitted as one application.
Please start well before the deadline, as no late applications will be accepted for any reason. Hard copy materials are not accepted. SAIC will underwrite the application fee; you will not be charged to apply.
The application has two sections. The first section includes basic employment information (name, hire date, 25-word proposal summary). The second section asks for a résumé, a one- to two-page proposal, and a budget outline. Describe the project and its relevance to your practice, including the potential for completed works or outcomes. All materials must be combined into one PDF or Word document; only one file upload is available. Images may be included within the one- to two-page proposal, but do not include a separate portfolio or supplemental materials.
REVIEW AND SELECTION: All submissions are reviewed by members of the Deans Selection Committee, which includes the Deans, Division Chairs, and elected full-time and part-time faculty representatives. Individual recipients are contacted via SAIC email in April.
AWARDS: For use from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Funds are not distributed prior to July, and cannot be used for projects that have already occurred. Awards not claimed by June 30, 2014 are forfeited.
All faculty enrichment grants are distributed as one-time-payments, dispersed through regular payroll. Recipients will be sent a one-time-payment request form to sign and return. The grant amount is then added to regular payroll in four to six weeks. Since the award is subject to regular payroll taxes, recipients are encouraged to keep records and receipts of associated expenses to submit with their individual year-end tax return.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Nia Easley in the Deans Office, Sharp 808, or at 312.899.1223, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2010–11 Grant Recipients
Mike Andrews, Irina Botea, John Bowers, Romi Crawford, Shawn Decker, Daniel Eisenberg, Eileen Favorite, Barbara Geiger, Claudia Hart, Steven Heyman, Amy Honchell, B.J. Krivanek ,Jeremy Lundquist, Lou Mallozzi, Cathy Moon, Anders Nereim, Don Pollack, Eia Radosavljevic, David Raskin, Richard Rezac, Kay Rosen, Ellen Rothenberg, Chris Sullivan, Rachel Weiss, Frances Whitehead, Faith Wilding, Danielle Wilmouth