Office of Research and Creative Scholarship

Consumer Awareness Project

Internal Pre-Approval Form

Please submit your Internal Funding Proposal - Pre-Approval form to Elizabeth Demski in the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship by the February 21, 2014 deadline outlined in the calendar.


The Consumer Awareness Project Competition funds grants to support consumer awareness education and/or research projects. Grants are intended to:

  1. encourage new research or artistic endeavors that advance consumer awareness,
  2. provide seed money for the initiation of projects that subsequently may attract funding from other sources,
  3. encourage the development of relevant curriculum,
  4. 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.

Examples of Eligible Projects

  • 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

Review Process

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.


January 16, 2014–March 14, 2014 Application period
February 21 Internal Funding Pre-Approval forms due
March 14 Online application deadline
March 14–April 12 FDRC review of applications
April 12 FDRC final decisions
May 1 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 to Matthew Finn in Academic Affairs by this date in order to be honored
October 1, 2015 Final progress report due to Elizabeth Demski in the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship

Application Instructions

  1. Eligible faculty members can access the online application and instructions through eCampus using their ECNet login.
  2. Applicants should select the Consumer Awareness Project (CAP 2013-14) to access the application.
  3. Applicants can fill out the application, save, and return to finish at any time until the application deadline on March 14, 2014.

Final Progress Report Requirement

By October 1, 2015, following the completion of a funded CAP proposal, the faculty member awardee should provide the below report of the proposal and its outcomes to the FDRC and the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship:

Contact Information

Questions can be directed to Elizabeth Demski, Associate Vice President for the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship.