FACULTY FELLOWSHIP

 


Faculty Fellowship Program

Deadline: February 15, 2017

Individual Research Fellowship (IRF) - $3,000

The Individual Research Fellowship allows faculty to advance scholarly pursuits through focused research and related activities related to the academic study of ethics. Funds may support research assistants, materials, conference participation, teaching load reduction, etc. One IRF will be awarded in the 2017 cycle (with the possibility of a second award based on funding availability).

Interdisciplinary Group Fellowship (IGF) - $5,000

The Interdisciplinary Group Fellowship provides support for faculty research teams organized to address a specific ethical issue from a variety of perspectives and methodologies. These teams will work closely with students on undergraduate research activities including mentored scholarship, workshops, etc. One IGF will be awarded for the 2017 cycle.

1. Individual Research Fellowship

Process

The process begins with a narrative proposal that (1) addresses a specific ethical issue, (2) demonstrates the impact of the project in the field(s) of study, (3) outlines the methodologies and research practices of the project, (4) includes a completion timeline, and (5) identifies measures for project evaluation. Recipients are selected by the CSE Faculty Advisory Committee and awardees will be notified by February 28, 2017.

Application packet includes:

  1. Application Cover Sheet with signatures;
  2. Curriculum vita;
  3. Narrative proposal that addresses the above items (1000 - 1200 words);
  4. Two brief letters of recommendation for the project (preferably from department Chair, Dean, and/or senior scholars in the applicant’s discipline);
  5. Budget sheet;
  6. Supplementary documentation (optional)

Expectations of Awardees

  • Pursuit of publication in appropriate academic journals or related volumes;
  • Prepare a brief case study to be published on the CSE website for use in Ethics and Values and other related courses;
  • Present research findings during the 2017 Ethics Awareness Week; 
  • Prepare a final report outlining project activities and identifies the extent to which the objectives were met.

Evaluation Criteria

Fellowship proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Overall quality of the proposal including 1) demonstration of expertise, experience, and preparedness, 2) identification of the specific ethical issue(s) being addressed, 3) project organization, 4) student involvement, 5) clear objectives and timeline, and 6) evaluation measures.
  • Potential contribution to the field of study in terms of publication, teaching, and other manifestations of scholarship;
  • Likelihood of completion;

Award & Conditions

The Fellow will receive an award of $3,000 to be used at the Fellow’s discretion for hiring research assistants, purchasing books and other research materials, travel directly related to the research, reduced teaching load (requires department Chair and dean approval), and other appropriate expenses to support the project.

The support of the Center is expected to be acknowledged by the Ethics Faculty Fellow in publication, public presentations, and other tangible manifestations of the Fellow’s scholarship and research.

Eligibility

Applicants must be full-time faculty of Utah Valley University.

2. Interdisciplinary Group Fellowship

Process

The process begins with a joint narrative proposal that 1) addresses a specific ethical issue, 2) demonstrates the impact of the project in the field of study, 3) leverages the expertise of each faculty member on the research team, 3) outlines the methodologies and research practices involved in the project, 4) demonstrates a substantial level of student involvement, 5) includes a completion timeline, and 6) identifies measures for project evaluation. Recipients are selected by the CSE Faculty Advisory Committee and awardees will be notified by February 28, 2017.

Application packet includes:

  1. Application Cover Sheet with signatures;
  2. Curriculum vitae for each participating faculty;
  3. Narrative proposal that addresses the above items (approximately 1200-1500 words);
  4. Three brief letters of recommendation for the project, preferably from department Chair, Dean, and/or senior scholars in the applicant’s discipline;
  5. Budget sheet;
  6. Supplementary documentation (optional)

Expectations of Awardees

  • Identify a project lead responsible for the organization of the project (e.g. reporting, correspondence, etc.)
  • Pursuit of publication in appropriate academic journals or related volumes.
  • Presentation(s) of the project during the 2017 Ethics Awareness Week.
  • A case study to include on the CSE website for use in Ethics and Values and other related courses. 
  • A final report that outlines the project activity and identifies the extent to which the objectives were met.

Evaluation Criteria

Fellowship proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Overall quality of the proposal including 1) demonstration of expertise, experience, and/or preparedness, 2) identification of the ethical issue being addressed, 3) project organization, 4) level of student involvement, 5) clear objectives and timeline, and 6) evaluation measures.
  • Potential contribution to the field of study in terms of publication, teaching, and other manifestations of scholarship;
  • Likelihood of completion;

Award & Conditions

The Fellowship team will receive an award of $5,000 to be used at the team's discretion for hiring research assistants, purchasing books and other research materials, travel directly related to the research, reduced teaching load (requires department Chair and dean approval), and other appropriate expenses to support the project.

The support of the Center is expected to be acknowledged by the Ethics Faculty Fellow in publication, public presentations, and other tangible manifestations of the Fellowship team’s scholarship and research.

Eligibility

The Project Lead must a full-time faculty member at Utah Valley University.

3. To Apply

  • Submit completed and signed application materials to the Center for the Study of Ethics (Classroom Building CB 411) by February 15, 2017.
  • Application cover sheets and budget forms may be downloaded from www.uvu.edu/ethics/facultyfellowship.
  • For questions, contact Courtney Burns at Courtney.Burns@uvu.edu or at (801) 863-5455.

 Deadline: February 15, 2017

Fellowship Period: 03/01/17 - 06/30/18

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