Calls for Proposals

Faculty Scholar Award Committee
2020 SCSU Faculty Scholar Award


Applications are now being solicited for the 2020 SCSU Faculty Scholar Award.  Conferred jointly by the Faculty Scholar Award Committee and the University President, the award recognizes scholarly and creative work of exceptional merit by a full-time member of the SCSU faculty.  The award winner will receive a cash prize of $2500.

The work submitted in the application must 1) be a single product such as, but not limited to, a book, article, invention, work of art or artistic performance; 2) have appeared within the past five years (i.e., not before January 2015); and 3) have won recognition by scholars and/or critics outside the ConnSCU system.  The award is for a single product (e.g. one book, article or exhibition).  Please note that only works that have already appeared will be considered for the award.  

To apply:

Completed application packets (as described) prepared by the author/creator of the work to be considered must accompany all nominations and be emailed to by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2020.  The award recipient will be announced during the 2020-21 academic year.

Any questions should be addressed to Rex Gilliland at


Mid-Level Faculty Research Fellowship
Spring 2021 or Fall 2021


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.


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 2020 or Spring 2021 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, signed by necessary parties and submitted through the electronic portal at this link:  Mid-Level Faculty Research Fellowship Application by 4:00 PM, Friday, October 16, 2020. 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

Questions regarding the electronic form can be directed to the SPAR office, Renee LeBlanc,