Office of Research and Creative Scholarship

Consumer Awareness Project

Internal Pre-Approval Form

Please submit your Internal Funding Proposal - Pre-Approval form to by the March 2, 2016 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.


February 18, 2016 – March 16, 2016 Application period
March 2 Internal Funding Pre-Approval forms due to
March 16 Online application deadline
April 15 FDRC final decisions
April 30 Notifications to applicants
July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 Grant Period (funds become available to awardees)
June 15, 2017 Receipts for product expenditures seeking reimbursement must be turned in to Academic Affairs by this date in order to be honored
October 1, 2017 Final progress report due to 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 FY2017) to access the application.
  3. Applicants can fill out the application, save, and return to finish at any time until the application deadline on the calendar above.

Final Progress Report Requirement

By October 1, following the completion of a funded CAP proposal, faculty member awardees should provide the below report of the proposal and its outcomes via e-mail to the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship, who will share the report with the FDRC.

Contact Information

Questions can be directed to Eric Asetta in the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship.