Calls for Proposals

Conference Travel Grants for Students
Oct. 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023

 

Southern Connecticut State University recognizes the importance of student and faculty scholarship and creative activity in furthering its mission. The University is committed to expanding the array of support mechanisms for such scholarship and creative activity. The Conference Travel Grants for Students aim to provide graduate and undergraduate students with funds to support travel costs and/or registration fees for national or international conferences whether virtual or on ground for the purpose of presenting their scholarship.  Proposals from students who wish to attend a conference without presenting their work will not be considered for funding.  Proposals from students whose work demonstrates a high probability of producing, for example, a published manuscript (or other relevant scholarly representation aligned with their discipline, i.e., art exhibit, book contract) will be given priority.

Eligibility:
Matriculated graduate or undergraduate students (both full and part time), whose conference proposal has already been accepted by the conference organizers, are eligible to apply for this support.

Review Process:
Applications will be reviewed by a group of faculty members representing a broad range of disciplines, who have been appointed by the Provost to serve on the University-wide Research and Scholarship Advisory Committee (RSAC). These grants are sponsored by the Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Deans.  Students with other concurrent funding must disclose their funding.

Award Amount:
Matriculated graduate students may apply for up to $1,000 for a national conference or up to $1,500 per international conference, depending on the budget submitted.  Undergraduate students may apply for up to $500 for a national conference only. Funds for both types of students may only be applied towards the costs of registration, transportation, and hotel room expenses.  All travel must abide by regulations of the CDC and CT Department of Health as they exist at time of travel.  Funds may not be used for faculty travel expenses

For virtual conferences: Matriculated graduate or undergraduate students may apply for up to but not more than the cost of registration for a virtual conference.  Funds may not be used for faculty registration expenses.  

Application Process:
The application and all required documents must be submitted via the Kuali portal system using this link: Conference Travel Grants for Students

All the following documents must be submitted (in PDF format).  Incomplete applications will not be funded.

  • Conference announcement
  • Student's Conference abstract and proof of acceptance of the student's abstract
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Budget of travel-related expenses.
    Please note that only the cost of registration, estimated travel to and from the conference site, and the estimated expense for a hotel room during the conference should be listed in the budget. For virtual conferences only the cost of registration (not supplies) for the conference can be submitted.
  • Proof of conference registration costs.

Students must indicate a faculty mentor on the form; the faculty mentor is expected to formally approve the application through the electronic portal.

We recognize that conferences send acceptance at different times, therefore there is no hard deadline for submission.  However, these funds will be distributed on a first come first serve basis, after committee review and approval, so students should apply as soon as possible after they receive organization/society/conference acceptance.

Further Information:
For questions, please contact Professor C. Michele Thompson thompsonc2@southernct.edu

Please note that awardees are responsible for completing the University/State required Travel Authorization and associated paperwork within the required timeframe to be reimbursed.

Download the Application Instructions


Mid-Level Faculty Research Fellowship

 

Southern Connecticut State University recognizes the importance of faculty scholarship and creative activity in furthering its mission. The University is committed to expanding the array of support for such scholarship and creative activity. The Mid-Level Faculty Research Fellowship aims to provide mid-level faculty members with a significant amount of reassigned time at this crucial stage in their careers at Southern for these purposes.  The Fellow may generate publication(s) from his/her dissertation or other previous research, or conduct new research or creative activity. It is expected that the Fellow will pursue work leading to a publishable article or its scientific or creative equivalent, and will make a public presentation at Southern or within the CSCU system and at a national/international conference venue.

Applications will be reviewed by a group of faculty, representing a broad range of disciplines, who have been appointed by the Provost to serve on the University-wide Research and Scholarship Advisory Committee. 

This fellowship is sponsored by the Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and is independent from the reassigned time allocated in the AAUP contract. This reassigned time will be coupled with a proportionate release from service responsibilities for the semester of the fellowship.

For this project, ONE fellowship of NINE hours of reassigned time will be awarded, for either the Spring 2023 semester or Fall 2023 semester.

Eligibility, evaluation criteria, and proposal guidelines follow. A reference guide for the electronic form is attached.

Eligibility:
Mid-level faculty are here defined as any full-time faculty at the rank of Associate Professor, with or without tenure, and any tenured full-time faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Such faculty who have completed at least one year of service at SCSU by Fall 2022 are eligible to apply for this fellowship.  The applicant must hold a terminal degree in his or her field.

To apply:
The application form and all required supporting materials must be fully completed and submitted through the electronic portal at this link:  RSAC Faculty Research Fellowship Application by 4:00 PM, Tuesday, October 11th, 2022.  

Department Chairperson approval must be received within 48 hours from the deadline.

Proposals that fail to adhere to these application guidelines will not be reviewed.

Questions regarding the application process or other issues may be directed to C. Michele Thompson at ext. 2-5614 or via e-mail to thompsonc2@southernct.edu.

Questions regarding the electronic form can be directed to the SPAR office, spar@southernct.edu.

Download the Application Instructions