FASS Early Career Research Award (ECRA)

(Formerly the FASS Junior Research Award)

Overview

These awards are designed to support the development of research programs by newer faculty in FASS.  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), within 24 months of receiving the Award.

  1. Maximum Value: $7,500
  2. Number per Year: TBD depending on the number of applications and budget availability
  3. Start Date: 1 April 2020
  4. Duration: Maximum of 24 months

Eligibility Criteria

  • At the time of application, applicants MUST be at the rank of Assistant Professor AND be in a tenure-track appointment 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.

Applications

Applications must include:

  1. A proposal (maximum 5 pages) including:
  • An abstract (0.5 pages)
  • A research statement (a maximum of 1.5 pages) summarizing the research issues that will be addressed over the short term, and, as appropriate the theoretical framework and methodological approach will be employed.
  • A statement (a maximum of 2.0 pages) outlining plans to develop a program of research over the next 5 years, including how the ECRA will:
    • Advance the faculty member’s research career
    • Improve opportunities for securing external research funding and the applicant’s fit withan external funding agency,
    • Assist with advanced research training of senior Undergraduate and Graduate student levels and
    • Other relevant information as appropriate.
  • 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)  outlining the likelihood the applicant will be able to prepare a successful proposal for external funding over the next 24 months.

All parts of the application must be contained in a single file, starting with the application, followed by the applicant’s CV.  The application package as well as the letter by the PI’s Chair/Director must be emailed to Sarah Mohammed by Tuesday, January 21st, 2020.

Award winners will be recognized at the FASS annual vin d’honneur celebration.  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 applicant’s 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 2020 Early Career Research Awards will not be eligible to hold simultaneously an internal SSHRC Explore grant (formerly the internal Development grant) administered 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 the following year and ODFASS 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.

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FASS Research Excellence Awards

Overview

FASS Research Excellence Awards (REA) are to assist with advancing a program of research. The Award can be taken as a one half-credit (0.5 cr) teaching release within 12 months of receiving the Award OR as research grant equivalent to a 0.5 cr CI stipend that can be applied to research expenses deemed eligible by the Tri-Councils. Up to four such awards may be made each year, depending on the available funding.  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.
  • Beginning in 2018, faculty members are eligible to receive a FASS REA once per academic rank.
  • Eligible faculty can submit applications for the Research Excellence, Teaching Development, Excellence in Teaching and Team Research Award in the same year but can hold only one of these Awards per cycle.

Applications

Applications must not exceed five pages and must 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;
  • justification for a teaching release or a budget proposal and justification;
  • information on other research awards applicable to the project, either currently held or applied for;
  • for previous FASS REA recipients, a brief statement summarizing the impact of the previous Award on your program of research is required;
  • a statement confirming the applicant’s intention to take a 0.5 cr teaching release or research grant, if awarded;
  • if the award is to be taken as a 0.5 cr teaching release, a statement from the chair or director indicating awareness of the application and a willingness to accommodate a teaching release.

A current curriculum vitae must be appended to the application.

All parts of the application must be contained in a single file, starting with the application, followed by the applicant’s CV and if needed, confirmation by Unit’s Chair or Director of their willingness to accommodate a 0.5 cr  teaching release.  The application package must be emailed to Sarah Mohammed by Tuesday, January 21st, 2020.   

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

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

Conditions of the Award

Award winners will be recognized 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.

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FASS Teaching Development Awards

Overview

FASS Teaching Development Awards (TDA) are available to individuals who are undertaking a major pedagogical advancement that clearly extends beyond the routine development of course materials. Up to two 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.
  • Beginning in 2018, faculty members are eligible to receive an TDA once per academic rank.
  • Eligible faculty can submit applications for the Research Excellence, Teaching Development and Excellence in Teaching in the same year but can hold only one of these Awards per cycle.

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. The plan should address items such as engagement of students, HIPs (High-Impact Practices), experiential learning and internationalization of curriculum. For previous FASS TDA recipients, a brief statement summarizing the impact of the previous Award on your teaching is required.
  • A brief statement (maximum of 1 page) commenting on the relationship between teaching and research activities and/or advancement of pedagogy (as applicable) and the integration of teaching with departmental, Faculty and University goals
  • A budget proposal and justification (maximum of 1 page)
  • Teaching evaluation reports produced by OIRP of all courses taught over the previous 3 to 5 years and a list of graduate students supervised (if applicable).

A current curriculum vitae must be appended to the application.

Student testimonials are not to be included in the application package.

All parts of the application must be contained in a single file, starting with the application, followed by the budget proposal, teaching evaluation reports and the applicant’s CV.  The application package must be emailed to Sarah Mohammed by Tuesday, January 21st, 2020. 

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

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

Conditions of the Award

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

FASS Excellence in Teaching Awards

(Formerly the FASS Teaching Innovation Award)

Overview

FASS Excellence in Teaching Awards (ETAs) recognize faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching over a period that includes at least the most recent 3 years. Up to two 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.
  • Beginning in 2018, faculty members are eligible to receive an ETA once per academic rank.
  • Eligible faculty can submit applications for the Research Excellence, Teaching Development, Excellence in Teaching and Team Research Award in the same year but can hold only one of these Awards per cycle.

Applications

Applications must include:

  • A summary statement (maximum of 5 pages) which may include:
    • teaching philosophy,
    • development of new academic programs and courses,
    • curricular innovations,
    • other relevant teaching achievements
  • A brief statement (maximum of 1 page) of how your teaching has contributed to the advancement of academic programs in FASS at Carleton University.
  • Teaching evaluation reports produced by OIRP of all courses of all courses taught over the previous 3 to 5 years and a list of graduate students supervised (if applicable).

A current curriculum vitae must be appended to the application.

Student testimonials are not to be included in the application package.

All parts of the application must be contained in a single file, starting with the application, followed by the budget proposal, teaching evaluation reports and the applicant’s CV.  The application package must be emailed to Sarah Mohammed by Tuesday, January 21st, 2020.

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

  • Candidate’s demonstrated teaching record, and/or
  • Contribution of teaching to research in FASS, and/or
  • Contribution of teaching to the advancement of programs, and/or
  • Contribution to the advancement of pedagogy in FASS.

Conditions of the Award

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

Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship

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.

Applications should include the following items:

  • an outline of the project that does not exceed 5 pages and specifies work already completed, explains the need for significant release time and describes the significance of the project;
  • any pertinent correspondence with publishers (if applicable);
  • a statement from the appropriate Chair(s) or Director(s) indicating awareness of the application, and the unit’s ability to manage the release
  • If you wish to also be considered for a FASS REA, please indicate this on the front page of the application

A current curriculum vitae must be appended to the application.

Application and Selection Procedures

  • all parts of the application must be contained in a single file, starting with the application, followed by the applicant’s CV, correspondence with a publisher (if applicable) and confirmation by appropriate Chair(s) or Director(s) of their willingness to accommodate a 2.0 cr teaching release.The application package must be emailed to Sarah Mohammed by Tuesday, January 21st, 2020.
  • applications will be adjudicated by the Executive of the Faculty Board.
  • holders of the Marston LaFrance Fellowship will be 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 will be recognized at the annual FASS ‘vin d’honneur’ celebration.

FASS Team Research Award

Overview

Emerging research questions and issues increasingly require the development of teams with expertise and capacity to cross over disciplinary boundaries and bridge research subfields. This Award supports the development of research teams within FASS, including establishment of research networks and conducting initial interdisciplinary research that becomes the foundation for an application for external research funding within 24 months of the Award’s start date.   An application to a Tri-council agency is preferred.

  1. Value: $10,000 subject to final budgetary approval.
  2. Number per Year: One
  3. Start Date: 1 April 2020
  4. Duration: Maximum of 24 months

Eligibility Criteria

  • A minimum of 3 co-applicants with representation from at least 2 FASS Units, with 1 applicant designated as the PI.
  • Applicants MUST be with tenure or in a tenure-track appointment at the time of application AND at least 50% of each applicant’s appointment must be in FASS.
  • A minimum of one applicant at the rank of Assistant Professor AND one at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
  • Previous winners of this award are ineligible.
  • Eligible faculty can submit applications for the Research Excellence, Teaching Development, Excellence in Teaching and Team Research Award in the same year but can hold only one of these Awards per cycle.

Applications

Applications must include:

  1. A proposal (maximum 5 pages) with:
  • An abstract (maximum 0.5 pages)
  • A research statement (maximum of 1.5 pages) that presents and justifies research questions that will be tackled by the Team (i.e. the question cannot be addressed by a single discipline), summarizes research activities planned for the Award period and, as appropriate the theoretical framework and methodological approach to be employed.
  • A statement (maximum of 2.0 pages) of how this Award will contribute to a longer-term program of research and the securing of external research funding.
  • A budget justification (maximum of 1.0 pages)
  1. An up-to-date CV for each applicant.

The PI’s Chair/Director is to submit in confidence a brief statement (maximum of 250 words) outlining the likelihood the Team will be able to foster the development of a research network and prepare a successful proposal for external funding during the Award period.

All parts of the application must be contained in a single file, starting with the application, followed by the PI’s CV and CVs of other Team members.  The application package as well as the letter by the PI’s Chair/Director must be emailed to Sarah Mohammed by 21 January 2020.

Applications will be adjudicated by the Executive of the Faculty Board and based on quality of the research proposal, the research records of Team members, the application’s fit with the purpose of this Award and likelihood of the Team preparing and submitting a competitive research application for external funding by the end of the Award period. 

Award winners will be recognized at the FASS annual vin d’honneur celebration. 

Conditions of the Award

All expenditures must comply with Tri-council funding criteria and cannot be used to fund teaching releases.  Members of the Team holding this Award will not be eligible to hold simultaneously an internal SSHRC Explore grant (formerly the internal Development grant) administered by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International)

All FASS Research Team awards will be made with the strict condition that the Team apply for substantial external research funding, preferably to a Tri-Council agency, during the Award period.  One of the Team members must be the Principle Investigator on the proposal for future research funding and, if successful, the proposed project must be administered by Carleton University.