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Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA)

Now available below are the guidelines for the 2013-14“President's Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities” (RSCA) program which traditionally funds $5,000 mini-grants (frequently for assigned time) and summer stipends.

The application deadline is 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

This year, in support of the Teacher-Scholar Model, President Ortiz has increased the funding for the President’s Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities (RSCA) program. Funds will provide for at least 25 faculty Mini-Grants (up to $5,000 each) and at least seven Undergraduate Student Supplements (up to $5,000 each). Each faculty Mini-Grant may take the form of up to $5,000 for research expenses, or a summer fellowship equal to $5,000, or 4 WTU's of assigned time. The Undergraduate Student Supplements will be determined somewhat independently of the faculty Mini-Grants. Meant to supplement existing faculty-led efforts, these supplements will provide up to $5,000 in student salaries and up to $2,000 for non-salary expenses permitted by the RSCA program.

Proposals submitted to this program must follow the RSCA guidelines available at the link provided below and will be reviewed by the Council for Graduate and Faculty Scholarship (Research Council), an elected committee consisting of a representative from each College.  The committee will recommend support to the President via the Provost.

Proposals are due on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 5:00 PM in the ORSP Office (1-224).  To download the guidelines and for complete information on the RSCA program, eligibility and procedures please see the link below.

RSCA 2013-2014 Competition

RSCA 2013-2014 Guidelines (DOC)

RSCA Final Report- Due September 30, 2014

RSCA 2013-2014 Final Report (DOC)