Office of Research and Creative Scholarship
Consumer Awareness Project
The Consumer Awareness Project Competition funds grants to support consumer awareness education and/or research projects. Grants are intended to:
- encourage new research or artistic endeavors that advance consumer awareness,
- provide seed money for the initiation of projects that subsequently may attract funding from other sources,
- encourage the development of relevant curriculum,
- encourage the involvement of students.
All faculty members - tenured, tenure-track, full-time, and part-time - are eligible to apply.
In evaluating proposals, the committee will consider:
- the degree to which the proposal advances consumer awareness education and research;
- the quality, merits, feasibility, and adequacy of the proposed project/activity; and
- the potential benefits to the applicant’s department, school or the College, and its students.
- Initial investigations of relevant literature or field research
- Organization of pilot projects
- Gaining access to specialized equipment, computer time or research facilities
- Work with a noted scholar or researcher to enhance professional skills which will facilitate the applicant’s own research, scholarship, or instruction
- Enrollment as a learner/participant in courses, seminars or workshops to improve and/or incorporate an identifiable body of new material
All online applications will be reviewed by the Faculty Development and Research Council (FDRC). Applicants will need to fill out and submit the Emerson College Internal Funding Proposal - Pre-Approval Form before the application deadline in order to identify and define the proposal's impact on workload and College resources. The FDRC will make the final decisions for funding.
Please submit your Emerson College Internal Funding Proposal - Pre-Approval form to Elizabeth Demski in the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship by the deadline outlined in the calendar.
|December 20, 2013–March 8, 2014||Application period|
|March 8, 2014||Emerson College Internal Funding Proposal - Pre-Approval forms due|
|March 14||Online application deadline|
|March 14–April 12||FDRC review of applications|
|April 12||FDRC final decisions|
|April 15–April 19||Notifications to applicants|
|July 1||Funds become available to awardees|
|July 1, 2014–June 30, 2015||Grant Period|
|June 15, 2015||Receipts for product expenditures seeking reimbursement must be turned in by this date in order to be honored|
|October 1, 2015||Final reports due to the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship|
- Eligible faculty members can access the online application and instructions through eCampus using their ECNet login.
- Applicants should select the Consumer Awareness Project (CAP 2013-14) to access the application.
- Applicants can fill out the application, save, and return to finish at any time until the application deadline on March 14, 2014.
By October 1, 2015, following the completion of a funded CAP proposal, the faculty member awardee should provide a summary report of the proposal and its outcomes to the FDRC and the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship that includes the following:
- Faculty name, department, and faculty collaborators and departments.
- Proposal title.
- Summary of proposal accomplishments / successes.
- How will the proposal be implemented in the curriculum?
2013-2014 Faculty Development and Research Council
- Elizabeth Demski (Co-Chair), Office of Research and Creative Scholarship
- Rhiannon Luyster, Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Richard West, Communication Studies
- Doug Struck, Journalism
- Anthony Lowrie, Marketing Communication
- Kathleen Donahue, Performing Arts
- Jean Stawarz, Visual and Media Arts
- Jessica Treadway, Writing, Literature and Publishing
- Cara Moyer-Duncan, the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies
The Faculty Development and Research Council advises the College administration on issues that affect the research success of our faculty and students, including policies and procedures which will enhance the ability of the College to realize its potential for distinction in research, creative and scholarly activities. The FDRC will gather information and report to Faculty Assembly on both faculty research and faculty mentoring activities taking place at the departmental, school and college levels. In addition, members of the FDRC shall establish standing procedures for the awarding of relevant internal grant programs and external limited submission funders and shall serve as reviewers for those programs.
The FDRC shall consist of full-time faculty members, one representing and elected by the faculty within each department plus a representative from the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies. Representatives shall be elected by the April meeting of the Faculty Assembly. The FDRC will be co-chaired by Assoc. VP for Research and Creative Scholarship and a faculty member elected from membership.
Questions can be directed to Elizabeth Demski, Associate Vice President for the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship.