UF Grants: Creative Campus Catalyst Fund and Scholar-in-Residence, due Jan. 23, 2017

The UF Creative Campus program is pleased to announce two funding opportunities for 2017-18 – Catalyst Fund (up to $25,000 awarded) and Scholar-in-Residence (compensation to home department of up to $10,000 per person).
Catalyst Fund
The Creative Campus Committee is accepting proposals for projects that offer highly innovative approaches to teaching, research, or multi-disciplinary enquiry. Faculty members are invited to propose projects individually or in collaboration with other faculty, staff, and students. In all cases, the committee seeks to fund activities that have the potential to be transformative academically and have significant impacts on the social fabric of the campus. Examples might include developing creative projects or programs such as interdisciplinary research or resource projects, curriculum projects, or entrepreneurship-based collaborations, as well as creativity cultivating activities, such as conducting workshops or bringing a scholar/speaker from this field to campus.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate uniqueness of approach, and to indicate how the project could yield discernible results for the UF population. Proposals should also include plans for disseminating the project activities and possible future directions. Preference will be given to projects that include significant involvement from undergraduates, although this is not a strict requirement. Proposals may request a maximum of $25,000, and should describe projects that can be completed within the year of funding. Applicants are encouraged to obtain matching funds to enhance larger projects.
Successful applicants in this program will spend one or two semesters in a college away from their traditional academic home, specifically to carry out research, discussion, and teaching in an interdisciplinary environment.  Applicants must propose a research question or project to be addressed along with an action plan for working on this question collectively with faculty and students in another UF department. Scholars are expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the host department. Applicants should indicate the projected outcomes for the individual scholar, host department, and home department, and obtain letters of endorsement from both the home department and the proposed host college or department.  This fund will compensate the applicant’s home department at a rate of $5000 per course vacated by the scholar, up to a maximum of $10,000 per person.
For program and application information please visit: https://creativecampus.ufl.edu/
Application deadline – January 23, 2017

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