Call for Proposals


Call for Nominations
Faculty Achievement Award
for Research and Scholarship
Nomination Deadline March 20th, 2014

 

DATE:              February 14, 2014

TO:                  GFU Faculty

FROM:              Faculty Development Committee (FDC), Kristina Kays, Chair

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Faculty Achievement Awards for Research and Scholarship. One award will be given to an outstanding undergraduate faculty member and a second award to an outstanding graduate faculty member.  A plaque and a $2,500 check will be awarded to each recipient. Please submit faculty nominations by addressing the following award criteria.  Self-nominations are not accepted.

  • Award Selection Criteria:
  1. Currently a full time faculty member at GFU.
  2. An up-to-date faculty growth plan and C.V. on file with the AAO.
  3. Significant, peer-reviewed research and scholarly achievement during recent years.
  4. Sustained effort devoted to research and scholarship.
  5. High standards for presentations and/or publications.
  6. Integration of research/scholarship and teaching.
  7. Integration of faith and research/scholarship.
  8. Influence of nominee on the GFU community.
  9. Past recipients are not eligible.
  • Selection Committee: The Faculty Development Committee will review the nominations and select the undergraduate and graduate winners.  If any members of the committee have been nominated, they will not participate in the review and selection process.
  • Submission Instructions, Dates, and Deadlines:
  1. All nomination statements should be submitted electronically. The nomination letter should briefly address each of the above-mentioned criteria.  Please note whether your nomination is for the undergraduate or graduate award.  Letters should be submitted as an email to Karlyn Fleming (kfleming@georgefox.edu) in the Academic Affairs Office. Nominations must be received in the Academic Affairs Office by March 20th at 5:00 p.m. No late nominations will be considered.
  2. You will receive a confirmation by email from Karlyn or the FDC Chair that your nomination has been received. If you have not received your confirmation email by March 21st at 5 p.m., please contact the FDC Chair.
  3. The recipient will be announced on April 23rd at the awards chapel and at an appropriate chapel at the Portland Center.
  4. Award recipients will present faculty lectures in either fall (undergraduate) or spring (graduate) during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Past Recipients of Faculty Achievement Award for Scholarship:

  • 2000-01 Don Powers
  • 2001-02 Bill Jolliff
  • 2002-03 Mark David Hall
  • 2003-04 Karin Jordan
  • 2004-05 Paul Anderson
  • 2005-06 Steve Delamarter
  • 2006-07 Ed Higgins
  • 2007-08 Irv Brendlinger
  • 2008-09 Chris Koch
  • 2009-2010 Paul Otto (U) & Mark McMinn (G)
  • 2010-2011 Lisa McMinn (U) & Roger Nam (G)
  • 2011-2012 Doug Campbell (U) & Terry Huffman (G)
  • 2012-2013 John Schmitt (U) & Ken Badley (G)


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Faculty Research Grants and Leaves

2014-15

Submission Deadline 11/15/2013

DATE:              9/25/13

TO:                  GFU Faculty

FROM:             Faculty Development Committee (FDC), Kristina Kays 

Purpose of Research Grants & Leaves

To encourage professional development and effective teaching through research and to encourage faculty to make research results available to a public forum for professional consideration that fits within the George Fox University mission and values.  New faculty and new research areas are encouraged in the proposal review process.

Description of Research Grants and Leaves 

Research Grants

  1. The research grant is for research outside the contract year. It will normally include a stipend of $3000.
  2. The research grant may include a designated amount above the stipend for the relevant and appropriate expenses, payable on presentation of receipts. (Appropriate research expenses are likely to be items related to research needs, equipment, etc. Travel is to be requested through AAO.)
  3. Faculty on eleven or twelve-month contracts are ineligible for research stipends. They may apply for research leaves and for relevant and appropriate expenses.
  4. Recipients will need to complete their projects or negotiate an acceptable resolution with the Faculty Development Committee, in order to be eligible for any subsequent grant or leave.
  5. Faculty approved for sabbaticals may submit proposals for appropriate research expenses, but awards will not include any stipend.

Research Leaves

1.   The research leave is a one-semester, teaching-load reduction of up to three (3) hours (requests with appropriate rationale for six (6) hours will be considered in rare instances due to limited funding).

2.   The research leave may include a designated amount for relevant and appropriate expenses, payable on presentation of receipts.

3.   A faculty member with an overload contract may not receive a research leave in the same academic year as the overload. Faculty on nine-month contracts who have taught an overload during the school year may apply for research grants.

4.   Applicants for leaves are responsible to include a copy of emails indicating awareness of effect of load and support from the dean of the appropriate school by submission deadline.

Selection Committee

The Faculty Development Committee will review the proposals and select those to receive grants or leaves. If any members of the committee have submitted proposals, they will not participate in the review and selection process.

Criteria for Eligibility

  1. The proposal is for research appropriate to the applicant’s field.
  2. The applicant must be a returning full-time faculty member.
  3. The committee will give priority to proposals not already supported by grants that include a stipend, load credit, or other leaves.
  4. The committee will give priority to new proposals and to proposals from new faculty.  Resubmission of similar or identical proposals without indicating how this proposal builds on work from previous years will not be considered.
  5. The committee will give priority to scholarship that will be reviewed by peers.
  6. The committee will not consider an additional proposal until the applicant has completed previously funded projects and submitted a report to the FDC by October 15th of the year following the grant or negotiated an acceptable resolution with the Faculty Development Committee.
  7. The committee will not consider proposals related to the completion of a graduate degree.

Requirements for the Proposal

NOTE: A GFU Proposal Writing Workshop for Research Grants and Leaves will be made available on the FDC website.

·      Body (3 pages recommended)

  1. Name of faculty member.
  2. Title of proposal. This refers to the content and purpose of the research.
  3. Type of proposal. Designate as a “Proposal for a Grant” or as a “Proposal for Leave.” If proposing a leave, designate how many hours of load requested.
  4. A 100-word abstract that communicates the purpose and significance of the research.
  5. Literature review.
  6. Description of methodology.
  7. Specific audience for finished product that includes possible journals to which it can be submitted and the acceptance rate of the journals.

·                Appendices

  1. Estimate of projected expenses beyond stipend.
  2. Project schedule, including anticipated date of completion.
  3. For research leaves, include a statement of awareness of effect on load and support from the dean of the appropriate school (copies of emails are appropriate).
  4. Up-to-date curriculum vitae, including research grants or leaves received at GFU or elsewhere.
  5. Relevant section from current Faculty Growth Plan.
  6. State the number of hours of research leave (if any) you will receive in the next academic year (not including possible research leave from the FDC).
  7. Any additional supporting materials.

Accountability, Timeline for Reporting and Submitting Approved Expenses

Research grant or leave recipients will report to the Faculty Development Committee on the progress of their projects toward completion by October 15 of the year following the award. They will submit evidence of completing their projects by providing the Faculty Development Committee with documentation of any presentation, publication, or performance resulting from the underwritten research. Additionally, recipients may be asked to share their projects with the faculty through an appropriate public venue.

As possible, request any reimbursement for research grant expenses by June 30. All reimbursement for grant expenses must be requested by October 15. Similarly, for fall leaves, request any reimbursement by December 1, with a final date of February 1; for spring leaves, request reimbursement by April 1, with a final date of June 15.

Recipients will be expected to acknowledge GFU support in all publications resulting from the grant or leave. The acknowledgement statement should read, “This project was supported in part by the George Fox University Grant GFUYYYYG##“- or for leaves with “George Fox University Grant GFUYYYYL##.”

Submission Instructions, Dates, and Deadlines

  1. Call for proposals sent out electronically on September 25, 2013
  2. All proposals should be submitted electronically. Please submit all proposals and associated files as file attachments in an email to Karlyn Fleming (kfleming@georgefox.edu) in the Academic Affairs Office. For simplicity, you are encouraged to combine all materials into one electronic file.
  3. Proposals must be received in the Academic Affairs Office by November 15, 2013, no later than 5 p.m. (PST). No late or incomplete proposals will be considered.
  4. You will receive a confirmation by email from Karlyn or the FDC Chair that your proposal has been received. If you have not received your confirmation email within a week, please contact the FDC Chair.
  5. Recipients will be announced by early January. 

Thank you for your work to prepare a proposal and for your interest in pursuing funding from the Faculty Development Committee for your scholarship and development as a faculty member of the George Fox University community.

2013-14 Faculty Development Committee:

     Dana Bates (CBHS)
     Brian Doak (GFES/CCS)
     Jim Foster (Provost's Councel Representative)
     Terry Huffman (COE)
     Kristina Kays (Chair) (CBHS)
     Michael Magill (Fall 2013 Sabbatical) (CENG)
     Matt Meyer (CAS)
     Marc Shelton (Spring 2014 Sabbatical) (COE)
     John Schmitt (CAS)
     Chengping Zhang (COB)

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Description of Publication Writing Workshop Grants

Call for Proposals

Publication Writing Workshop Grants

2014-15

Submission Deadline 11/15/2013

DATE: 09/25/13

TO:                  GFU Faculty

FROM:            Faculty Development Committee (FDC), Kristina Kays 

Purpose of Publication Writing Workshop Grants

To encourage faculty to make research results available to a public forum for professional consideration through in-house writing workshops that fit within the George Fox University mission and values. New faculty and new research areas are encouraged in the proposal review process.

Description of Publication Writing Workshop Grants

  1. The grant is for workshops to prepare manuscripts for submission for publication. The stipend is normally a maximum of $300, and the maximum number of weeks for a workshop is two (2) weeks.
  2. The grant may include a designated amount above the stipend for relevant and appropriate expenses, payable on presentation of receipts. (Appropriate expenses are likely to be items related to publication needs, software, reasonable refreshments, etc.)
  3. The workshop will include a minimum of two participants.
  4. Recipients will need to complete their projects or negotiate an acceptable resolution with the Faculty Development Committee, in order to be eligible for any subsequent grant.

Selection Committee

The Faculty Development Committee will review the proposals and select those to receive grants. If any members of the committee have submitted proposals, they will not participate in the review and selection process.

Criteria for Eligibility

1.   All participants in the workshop must be returning full-time faculty members.

2.   The committee will give priority to proposals not already supported by grants which include a stipend, load credit, or other leaves.

3.   The committee will not support faculty projects that are already funded by a GFU Faculty Grant or Leave.

4.   All workshop participants must have completed previously funded projects, and submitted a report to the FDC by October 15th of the year following your grant or have negotiated an acceptable resolution with the Faculty Development Committee.

5.   The purchase of equipment should be funded by other sources.

6.   Preference will be given to proposals that connect individuals’ workshop goals to scholarship goals in their Faculty Growth Plans.

7.   Preference will be given to groups that have prepared themselves for such workshops by meeting regularly to encourage each other’s scholarship or creative writing or artistic projects through the preceding year. 

Requirements for the Proposal

NOTE: An example of a successful proposal is available on the FDC website.

  • Body (3 pages recommended)

1.   Names of principal faculty members.

2.   Title of proposal. This refers to the content and purpose of the research.

3.   Type of proposal. Designate as a “Proposal for a Publication Writing Workshop Grant.”

4.   A 100-word abstract that communicates the purpose and significance of the workshop.

5.   Description of methodology.

6.   A statement from each participating faculty member indicating how their project is related to the FGP, along with an indication of the specific audience for finished products; possible journals to which each individuals work will be submitted and the acceptance rate.

7.   Description of how participants will be accountable to workshop.

  • Appendices

8.   Estimate of projected expenses beyond stipend.

9.   Project schedule, including anticipated date of completion.

10.            Up-to-dated curriculum vitae for all participants, including publication writing workshop grants, research grants, or research leaves received at GFU or elsewhere.

11.            Relevant sections from current Faculty Growth Plans for all participants.

12.            Any additional supporting materials.

Accountability, Timeline for Reporting and Submitting Approved Expenses

Primary faculty participants will report to the Faculty Development Committee on the success of their workshops by October 15 of the year following the award. They will provide evidence of the workshop participants’ activity by providing the Faculty Development Committee with documentation of any presentation, publication, or performance resulting from the workshop. Additionally, workshop participants may be asked to share their projects with the faculty through an appropriate public venue. 

Request reimbursement for workshop expenses must be received by June 30, as possible.

Recipients will be expected to acknowledge GFU support in all publications resulting from the grant or leave. The acknowledgement statement should read, “This project was supported in part by the George Fox University Grant GFUYYWXXXX.”

Submission Instructions, Dates, and Deadlines

  1. Call for proposals sent out electronically by September 25, 2013.
  2. All proposals should be submitted electronically. Please submit all proposals and associated files as file attachments in an email to Karlyn Fleming, (kfleming@georgefox.edu) in the Academic Affairs Office. For simplicity, you are encouraged to combine all materials into one electronic file.
  3. Proposals must be received in the Academic Affairs Office by November 15, 2013, no later than 5 p.m. (PST). No late or incomplete proposals will be considered.
  4. You will receive a confirmation by email from Karlyn or the FDC Chair that your proposal has been received. If you have not received your confirmation email within a week, please contact the FDC Chair.
  5. Recipients will be announced by early January.

Thank you for your work to prepare a proposal and for your interest in pursuing funding from the Faculty Development Committee for your scholarship and development as a faculty member of the George Fox University community.

2013-14 Faculty Development Committee:

     Dana Bates (CBHS)
     Brian Doak (GFES/CCS)
     Jim Foster (Provost's Councel Representative)
     Terry Huffman (COE)
     Kristina Kays (Chair) (CBHS)
     Michael Magill (Fall 2013 Sabbatical) (CENG)
     Matt Meyer (CAS)
     Marc Shelton (Spring 2014 Sabbatical) (COE)
     John Schmitt (CAS)
     Chengping Zhang (COB)