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Summer Research Grants

The college offers faculty summer research grants which enable pursuit of  research and writing projects.

Nature of the Grant
Each grant will carry a basic stipend equal to the stipend offered in summer school for teaching two courses.

Each grant will have a supplementary grant of up to $500 available for materials required to support the research and to be used in "soft" money if possible, i.e., faculty assistant, typing, copying on campus, inter-library loans, computer use, etc., and by exception, for travel if approved by the Faculty Development Committee.

The tenure period of each grant is eight weeks in any one summer.

The award is dispersed in four monthly payments beginning in mid-May.

Purpose of the Grant
The purpose of the grant is to enable faculty members to pursue research/writing projects, other than work toward a degree, by providing financial support equivalent to what the faculty member could have earned teaching in summer school.

Any full-time member of the Saint Anselm faculty is eligible to apply for this grant, but no faculty member can hold such a grant more than once every four years. During the grant period the grant holder cannot be otherwise employed or hold other salary supplement grants. Grant-holders in violation of this regulation will automatically forfeit the award and return portions of the grant already disbursed.  Appliants may hold other non Saint Anselm affiliated grants for research related expenses or "soft" money as described above.

Review Committee
Decisions on faculty applications for Summer Research grants will be made by the Faculty Development Committee. Each award winner must notify the committee in writing of his or her acceptance of the grant by December 15.

Faculty members wishing to secure a summer research grant will submit an application by November 1 prior to the summer for which the grant is being sought. Applications may be submitted electronically to Mary Rioux in the Dean's Office. The following guidelines should be followed:

  1. Summary
    Please provide a 50 word summary of the proposed project.
  2. Background
    Please provide any information which you think necessary for the committee to evaluate the project (e.g., history of the project, vocabulary terms, fundamental concepts, need for access to research materials, etc.)
  3. Project
    Please discuss the proposed project in terms of the following (you may use up to one page per item):
    1. What are the objectives of the project?
    2. What methods will you employ to reach these objectives?
    3. How will you evaluate the success of your project?
    4. Importance of project: How does this project relate to the advancement of your discipline and/or teaching?
    5. Curriculum Vitae: Please include a current curriculum vitae with your application.
    6. Budget: A budget must be submitted and should include a description and amount of other grants applied for or awarded.
  4. Final Report
    A summary of the research must be presented formally to the recipient's department, or in some other college forum. In addition, the recipient must submit a report to the Dean's Office by October 1 of the grant year that includes a summary of the research and a description of the forum used to share the research with the college community.
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