Research/Creative Activity and Innovations in Curriculum and Student Success
To provide living costs for faculty who intend to devote an entire summer to intensive research, broadly defined to include the scholarship of discovery, integration, application and teaching (developing new curricula components or courses, or projects that create, adapt, and disseminate new learning materials and teaching strategies that reflect advances both in our disciplines and in what is known about teaching and learning).
Summer Faculty Fellowships for Research or Creative Activity are limited to continuing tenure-track and tenured faculty. Summer Faculty Fellowships for Innovations in Curriculum and Student Success are limited to continuing full-time, tenure-track faculty; tenured faculty; clinical faculty; and lecturers.
The filing deadline is in October. Please see Deadlines in the Guidelines/Application for current dates. Please keep a copy of your application on file for personal use.
Summer (approximately three months).
The grant (1) may not be awarded to any faculty member who has not completed all of the requirements for the terminal degree in his or her particular discipline; (2) recipients must not hold any other service-rendering appointments at any time throughout the summer; (3) recipients must continue at Indiana University through the following academic year; (4) any application involving the use of human subjects must be accompanied by evidence that it has been approved by the IU Northwest Human Subjects Committee. Without such approval and in the absence of unusual extenuating circumstances, an application will not be considered; and (5) any applications involving the use of animals must be accompanied by evidence that it has been approved by the Northwest Animal Reserve Committee.
Type of Support
Paid directly to the faculty member as a fellowship and subject to taxation as provided by current Internal Revenue Service regulations and United States law.
All faculty members who receive an award must file a brief informative report with the Academic Affairs Office upon completion of their project (or fellowship) by the first Monday in October following the receipt of the grant or fellowship. If the work is not completed by then a progress report must be submitted. A final report should be submitted by the first Monday in July of the following year. Failure to submit these reports will cause a faculty member to be ineligible for all categories of IU Northwest support for research and teaching development.
Letter of Support
Applicants are encouraged to include at least one outside letter of recommendation. Letters should be addressed to the Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
A letter from the Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is sent in December.
This project should be described in enough detail to adequately justify the requested fellowship. Care should be taken in filling out the application. The Grants and Research Development Committee is particularly concerned with the methodology of the research. The faculty member is advised to be thorough in preparing the application adding supplementary materials where considered relevant. Be specific and try to write with an educated lay reader in mind. Avoid language which tends to reflect a specialized discipline.
An application for a Summer Faculty Fellowship should be sent to the department chairperson (where appropriate) and then to the unit head for recommendation. From there it is sent to the Academic Affairs Office (original) where it is evaluated by the Grants and Research Development Committee. The Committee reserves the right to review, evaluate, and revise all grant requests originating on the IU Northwest campus. The grant application is then forwarded to the Academic Affairs Office with the Committee's recommendation.
Additional Grant Program Information
Contact the Office of Academic Affairs