College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ research support program is designed
to increase time and material support for SBS new and mid-career scholars to
pursue development of successful proposals for external funding. It is also
designed to assist with scholarly and creative projects with potential for high
visibility/impact dissemination. A small number of awards (approximately
5-7) are expected. Growing indirect returns to the college will support
expansion of the number of awards made in subsequent years, including opening
eligibility to senior faculty. Collaborative projects are encouraged; a
portion of funding pool will be earmarked for collaborative projects.
The Research Support Program is
designed to support:
- Faculty with strong research records
to support research projects to build on existing efforts to support a
competitive grant application for external funding with minimum of $100,000
- Faculty seeking to build and
strengthen research publication record through the collection of data (e.g.,
pilot data, proof of concept) to be able to apply for competitive grant
applications in near future.
- Faculty seeking to make substantial
progress on scholarship or creative activity with potential to be
published/disseminated in high impact/visibility venues.
- Pre-tenure Assistant Professors and
- Lecturers, Professors of Practice
and Clinical Faculty (all levels).
- Teams may include any category or
rank of faculty.
Forms of Support:
- Tenured or tenure-track faculty may
be awarded incremental or redirected formal assigned effort (during AY) to the
project/endeavor for tenure eligible faculty.
- Non-tenure track faculty
(Lecturers, Professors of Practice, at any level) are eligible for up to
$3000 stipend (scaled to project) summer funding.
- Each proposal (regardless of number
of researchers) is eligible for direct costs of research up to $5000; or higher
with unit contribution.
Requirements of Reward Receipt:
- Resulting grant applications
require peer review of draft proposal (internal or external, as orchestrated by
college) that will provide evaluative feedback to strengthen proposal before
- Funded faculty must meet with Associate
Dean about project deliverables and timeline before October of year awarded. A
full report about project outcomes is due no later than 12 months following the
award. A written performance evaluation of project completion will be provided
to faculty in order to submit with faculty’s annual evaluation materials (per
- Outcomes will affect future
are due by March 10, 2017.
will be announced by April 21, 2017
PDF to Heidi.Wayment@nau.edu
subject heading: SBS_Research_Proposal_LASTNAME
submit application in PDF, no longer
than 5 pages.
- Names, ranks, and affiliations of
all PIs. If there are non-NAU collaborators, please include their names and
- Title of Proposal
- Brief description of proposed
scholarship/research/creative activity (maximum 200 words).
will this project support your scholarly/creative goals as a faculty member?
(maximum 150 words)
description of scholarship/creative activity that has led to this
proposal. If a new area of interest,
please describe why you are pursuing new direction (maximum 200 words)
- Requests for Support
- Time: Any request by Tenure-track/tenured faculty
for additional SoE allocation to research/scholarly activity (above their
current allocation) must include a description of their 2017-2018 SoE
allocation to research/scholarship (% of effort and detail justifying % of
effort) and rationale for the need for additional allocation (e.g., course
reassignment to research). If the proposal is a collaborative endeavor, all
eligible NAU collaborators must address the request for additional time.
Any request for direct funds must include a detailed budget and justification
for each expense. Projects are limited to $5,000; or higher with unit
- Specify funding cycle: 1) June 1,
2017-May 31, 2018 or 2) September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018.
- Provide project timeline, brief
overview of tasks and deliverables by month for selected funding cycle (if
multiple investigators, delineate responsibilities).
- Qualifications: Each
investigator must answer
- Briefly describe why your
experience and qualifications make you particularly well-suited for your role
in the project that is the subject of the application (maximum 100 words).
- Previous Activities (describe any / all that are
Research. A list of selected peer-reviewed publications based on importance to the field
and/or relevance to the proposed research. Do not include references to
manuscripts submitted or in preparation (maximum 1 page).
- Creative Activities. List selected creative projects based
on importance to the field and/or relevance to the proposed project (maximum 1
- Scholarship. List other books/manuscripts or other types
of scholarship projects based on importance to the field and/or
relevance to the proposed project (maximum 1 page).
Proposals Submitted. List
research proposals submitted and grants or contracts awarded over the last five
applications will be reviewed by unit chair/director and a committee of faculty
and college leaders. Unit chairs work with the college to support faculty with
resources required for successful completion of the project.