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					                 ACADEMIC WRITING GRANTS 2012
                  A PROGRAM TO SUPPORT FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP


PURPOSE

This program supports faculty scholarly writing projects. The intent is to help faculty finish
projects that are relatively close to completion but would benefit from resources such as close
editing, proof-reading, or other final-stage development.

All tenured, tenure-track, and lecturer faculty are eligible to apply. Recipients will be asked to
provide a brief summary of their spending and an assessment of the usefulness of the program in
supporting their writing.

Activities must be completed and receipts and paperwork turned in by May 11, 2012. Student
assistants must have completed their assignments by June 14, 2012. This is because the
academic writing grants are for the 2011/2012 fiscal year.


ELIGIBLE PROJECTS AND COSTS
Any serious, scholarly writing project is eligible, including but not limited to articles for peer
review, books or book proposals, grant proposals, creative works, and project proposals. Projects
for the completion of an advanced degree or certification (e.g. dissertation, coursework projects)
are not eligible.

The program has $7,000 available. We anticipate supporting projects with $700-$1200. Eligible
costs include but are not necessarily limited to:

       Professional editing, writing consultation, or close-editing.
       Publication costs (author fees, page charges, indexing fees, self-publication costs, etc.).
       Reference materials not available through Cal Poly Pomona Library.
       Publication software.
       Student graders and other support to free faculty time (please see below).

NOT ELIGIBLE: Travel of any kind.

Support for faculty time:
Because the most limiting factor for scholarship is time, this program can provide funds to free
up faculty time. This support can take two forms:
     Stipends: Stipends are subject to tax.
     Student workers: graders, assistants.

Hours of time supported must be documented.


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APPLYING FOR FUNDS
Criteria for selection:
    1. Potential for funding to result in a significant, finished, submitted scholarly writing
         project within the 2012 calendar year.
    2. Reasonableness of plan and budget.

If there are more proposals submitted than can be accommodated, the Faculty Development
Advisory Committee will be asked to select proposals for funding, with attention paid to
supporting a wide variety of disciplines, faculty career stages, and other perspectives. It is
possible that proposals may be partially funded.

Timeline:
    Deadline for submission – February 6, 2012
    Selection and notification – February 13, 2012
    Completion of spending – Activities must be completed and receipts and paperwork
        turned in by May 11, 2012. Student assistants must have completed their assignments
        by June 14, 2012. This is because the academic writing grants are for the 2011/2012
        fiscal year.


USING FUNDS IF AWARDED

       Awarded funds must be used for the purposes for which they were budgeted, with
        reasonable deviations allowable. An example of a reasonable deviation is that page
        charges turn out to be unnecessary, but photo rights must be purchased. An example of
        a deviation that cannot be allowed is hiring a student assistant but not being able to use
        the student’s hours appropriately, and purchasing reference materials instead.

       If funds are awarded, it is imperative to communicate in a timely fashion with the
        administrative coordinator of the Faculty Center. Delays in responding to emails or
        requests for signatures will significantly delay your funding disbursement.

       Activities must be completed and receipts and paperwork turned in by May 11, 2012.
        Student assistants must have completed their assignments by June 14, 2012. This is
        because the academic writing grants are for the 2011/2012 fiscal year.




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APPLICATION

Deadline to apply: February 6, 2012, by email to vbhavsar@csupomona.edu.

Name:
Academic rank or status:
Department & College or School:
Telephone:
Email:

Please answer the questions below briefly (2-4 pages total). Extensive detail is not necessary, but
please give enough to inform the selection committee fully. The criteria for selection are 1) The
potential for the funding to result in a significant, finished, submitted scholarly writing project
within the 2012 calendar year, and 2) the reasonableness of the plan and budget. It is possible
that proposals may be partially funded.

    1. Describe the writing project that you are working on and your plans to complete the
       project. Provide a timeline of activities.

    2. What resources do you need to finish this project? Provide a detailed budget.

Please read, check off, and provide an electronic signature on the Commitment Statement on the
next page. Email your application to Victoria Bhavsar, vbhavsar@csupomona.edu. The deadline
to apply is February 6, 2012.

FOR QUESTIONS
Please contact Dr. Victoria Bhavsar (vbhavsar@csupomona.edu).


COMMITMENT STATEMENT
If my project is selected for the Academic Writing grant program, I will:
    ____ Use the project resources as outlined in my budget.
    ____ Provide, upon request from the Faculty Center after June 30, a brief summary of
                  spending and an assessment of the usefulness of the program.
    ____ I understand that activities must be completed and receipts and paperwork turned in
                  by May 11, 2012. Student assistants must have completed their assignments
                  by June 14, 2012.

Electronic signature: __________________________         Date: __________________




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