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FASS Early Career Research Award 2017-2018

(Formerly the FASS Junior Research Award)

Overview

These awards are designed to support the development of research programs by newer faculty in FASS. In this cycle, recipients will be required to use the funds to prepare and submit a formal application for a major external grant, preferably to a Tri-council agency (SSHRC, NSERC, or CIHR).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants MUST be at the rank of Assistant Professor AND be in a tenure-track appointment at the time of application AND at least 50% of their appointment must be in FASS,
  • Previous winners of this award are ineligible.
  • Current and previous holders of Tri-Council grants or other major external awards are ineligible.
  • Applicants can apply for only one of the following FASS Awards per cycle: FASS Early Career Research Award, FASS Research Award, FASS Teaching Innovation Award and Marston LaFrance Award.

Applications

Applications must include:

  1. A proposal (maximum 5 pages) including:
  • Abstract (0.5 pages)
  • Proposed research statement summarizing the research issues that will be addressed, theoretical framework, and the methodological approach (3.5 pages)
  • Plans to develop a program of research over the next 5 years and an outline of plans to seek external funding research, including the likely external funding agency and the applicant’s fit with the funding agency (1.0 page) and
  • A budget justification of up to $7500 (1.0 page)
  1. An up-to-date CV.

Applicants are encouraged to seek advice from at least one colleague during the preparation of the proposal.

The applicant’s Chair/Director is to submit in confidence a brief statement (maximum of 250 words) of support outlining the likelihood the applicant will be able to prepare a successful proposal for external funding over the next 24 months.

Applications and supporting documents must be submitted electronically by 28 February 2017 to Sarah Mohammed, sarah.mohammed@carleton.ca.  Results will be announced in mid March.  Beyond any assessment of the quality of the research proposal, an important criterion that will be applied in the adjudication process will be whether the research is at a stage that will permit the development and submission of an application for external research funding over the period of the Award.

Conditions of the Award

All expenditures must comply with Tri-council funding criteria and cannot be used to fund teaching releases. Winners of the FASS 2017 Early Career Research Awards will not be eligible to apply for the 2017 internal Development Grant competition organized by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International).

All Early Career awards will be made with the strict condition that awardees must apply for substantial external research funding, preferably a Tri-Council grant. The application for future funding will normally be submitted during the fall/winter of 2017-18 and OD FASS may grant a one-year extension if there are extenuating circumstances.  The Early Career awardee must be the Principle Investigator on the proposal for future research funding and, if successful, the proposed project must be administered by Carleton University.

FASS Teaching Innovation Awards

Overview

FASS Teaching Innovation Awards are available to assist in the advancement of pedagogical innovation and development. Up to four awards, with a maximum value of $4000 per award, will be supported each year. Please note that these awards are not supported by an endowment or a base budget, and thus depend on the Office of the Dean having discretionary funds available in any given year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must hold a regular faculty appointment (i.e. Instructors through to Full Professors) AND at least 50% of their appointment must be in FASS.
  • Previous recipients are not eligible.
  • Applicants can apply for only one of the following FASS Awards per cycle: FASS Early Career Research Award, FASS Research Award, FASS Teaching Innovation Award and Marston LaFrance Award

Applications

Applications must include:

  • A proposal (maximum of 5 pages) including a statement of teaching philosophy and plans on how the Award will be used to advance teaching.
  • A brief statement (maximum of 1 page) commenting on the relationship between teaching and research activities and the integration of teaching with departmental, Faculty and University goals
  • A budget proposal and justification (maximum of 1 page)
  • A list of courses taught over the previous 5 years, teaching scores over this period, and a list of graduate students supervised (if applicable).

A current curriculum vitae must be appended to the application.

Applications must be emailed to Sarah Mohammed (sarah.mohammed@carleton.ca) by the Monday after Winter Break each year.

Applications will be adjudicated by the Executive of the Faculty Board, based on the:

  • Candidate’s demonstrated teaching record.
  • Overall quality of the proposed research project.

Conditions of the Award

Award winners will be announced at the FASS annual vin d’honneur celebration and the Award must be applied in the next academic year.

FASS Research Awards

Overview

FASS Research Awards are to assist with advancing a major piece of research. The value of the award is normally equivalent to one half-credit (0.5 cr) of teaching release. Up to four such awards may be made each year, depending on the available funding. Awards normally take the form of funding to the recipient’s academic unit for the purpose of hiring a replacement contract instructor. Please note that these awards are not supported by an endowment or a base budget, and thus depend on the Office of the Dean having discretionary funds available in any given year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be a FASS faculty member at the rank of assistant professor or above (in other words, those whose contractual duties include research) AND hold a tenured or tenure-track appointment AND at least 50% of their appointment must be in FASS.
  • Faculty members holding funded Research Chairs are not eligible, nor are those who will be on leave during the period of the award.
  • Previous recipients are not eligible.
  • Applicants can apply for only one of the following FASS Awards per cycle: FASS Early Career Research Award, FASS Research Award, FASS Teaching Innovation Award and Marston LaFrance Award

Applications

Applications must not exceed five pages and include:

  • an outline of the project, indicating its theoretical and/or empirical contribution and its relationship to other work in the field, and a clear statement of what needs to be done and why this requires some release time;
  • information on other research awards applicable to the project, either currently held or applied for;
  • a statement from the chair or director indicating awareness of the application and a willingness to accommodate a teaching release if awarded.

A current curriculum vitae must be appended to the application.

Applications must be emailed to Sarah Mohammed (sarah.mohammed@carleton.ca) by the Monday after Winter Break each year.

Applications will be adjudicated by the Executive of the Faculty Board, based on the:

  • Candidate’s demonstrated record of research excellence
  • Overall quality of the proposed research project

Conditions of the Award

Award winners will be announced at the FASS annual vin d’honneur celebration. The Award must be applied in the next academic year and recipients must maintain their graduate supervision responsibilities.

Marston LaFrance Research Fellowships

Each year, funding permitting, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences awards the Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship to one of its outstanding faculty members, in order to facilitate the completion of a major research project that requires significant release time. The fellowship consists of up to 2.0 credits of teaching release, but holders are expected to maintain their commitments to teach and supervise graduate students. A list of recent Awardees is presented at the end of this announcement.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All FASS faculty members at the rank of assistant professor and above, holding tenured, or tenure-track appointments, are eligible to apply, but it should be understood this is the Faculty’s “senior” research award, and intended for applicants with a very significant track record of outstanding research.
  • Faculty members who hold joint appointments may apply but at least 50% of the appointment must be in a FASS Unit.
  • Faculty members holding an established Research Chair, and those on leave during any part of the award, are not eligible.
  • Faculty members are precluded from holding the Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship concurrently with another university or Faculty Research or Teaching Achievement award.
  • Previous holders of the Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship are not eligible.
  • Applicants should have a major research or publication project in the final stages of completion.
  • Applicants can apply for only one of the following FASS Awards per cycle: FASS Early Career Research Award, FASS Research Award, FASS Teaching Innovation Award and Marston LaFrance Award

Applications should include the following items:

  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • an outline of the project, specifying work already completed, and explaining the need for significant release time
  • a description of the significance of the project;
  • any pertinent correspondence with publishers (if applicable);
  • a statement from the appropriate chair or director indicating awareness of the application, and the unit’s ability to manage the release

Application and Selection Procedures:

  • applications must be emailed to Sarah Mohammed Sarah.Mohammed@carleton.ca on or before the Monday after the Winter Break each year
  • applications are adjudicated by the Executive of the Faculty Board.
  • holders of the Marston LaFrance Fellowship are required to offer a public presentation of their research early in the winter term, arranged by the Office of the Dean
  • the Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship is announced at the annual FASS vin d’honneur celebration.

See recent fellowship recipients.

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