Norman and Irma Mann Stearns Distinguished Faculty Award
- Internal Pre-Approval Form
- Review Process
- FY2016 Calendar
- Application Instructions
- Final Progress Report Requirement
Please submit your Internal Funding Proposal - Pre-Approval form to ORCS_preapproval@emerson.edu in the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship by the May 7, 2015 deadline outlined in the calendar.
Several years ago, Dr. Norman Stearns and Irma Mann Stearns established a distinguished faculty award in their name to honor a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member in recognition of outstanding scholarly or creative achievement. A $3,000 award is presented annually to one applicant. This funding may be used to enhance an ongoing project or for the development of a new scholarly or creative endeavor. Travel is strongly encouraged as part of the project.
In evaluating proposals, the committee will consider:
- the applicant’s scholarly or creative achievement(s);
- the quality, merits, feasibility, of the project for which the award funds will be used; and
- publications, DVDs, or other supporting material.
All online applications will be reviewed by the Faculty Development and Research Council (FDRC), augmented by a part-time faculty member, and with input from department Chairs, school Deans, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs regarding feasibility based on department, school, and college resources. Applicants will need to fill out and submit a 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 recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs for funding.
|April 6 - May 21, 2015||Application period|
|May 7||Internal Pre-Approval Form due to ORCS_preapproval@emerson.edu|
|May 21||Online application deadline|
|September 2015||Award will be announced|
|September 30, 2015 - June 30, 2016||Grant Period|
|July 15, 2016||Receipts for expenditures needing reimbursement must be turned in by this date to be honored.|
- Eligible faculty members can access the online application through eCampus by going to http://ecampus.emerson.edu/programs and logging in using their Emerson username and password.
- Applicants should select the Mann Stearns FY2016 to access the application
- Applicants can fill out the application, save, and return to finish at any time until the application deadline.
- You may upload supplemental materials (publications, PDFs, media) to the online application that supports the proposal.
A final written report is not required, but the successful applicant is expected to meet with Irma Mann Stearns and other members of Emerson College to discuss the final outcome and deliverables.