Call for Proposals: Marcus Transformative Research Award

Sunday, January 10, 2021

The College of Liberal & Creative Arts is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Marcus Transformative Research Award.

The purpose of Marcus Transformative Research Award is to enable a tenured faculty member to engage in transformational research and professional development that cannot be undertaken in the course of the person's full-time university responsibilities. The Marcus Transformative Research Award provides a semester of course release so that such research can take place that will elevate the professional profile of the faculty member, and thereby the Department, College, and University. With this award, there is a $3,000 research stipend that can be used to cover the costs associated with proposed project. This leave with pay award shall be granted for the purpose of research and/or scholarly and creative work.

Eligibility: To be eligible for a Marcus Transformative Research Award, the tenured faculty member must have successfully completed either a post-tenure review or been promoted to Associate or Full professor within the last five years. The award is granted for either Fall or Spring semester. A leave of absence without pay or service in an academic administrative appointment excluded from the bargaining unit shall not constitute a break in service for eligibility requirements.

Proposals for the Marcus Transformative Research Award application must be completed and submitted via Qualtrics by 11:59pm on Sunday, January 10, 2021.

Please note: this proposal requires an assessment of the proposal from an expert within a discipline related to the proposed project or creative endeavor and references from two additional experts. Obtaining expert assessments often takes time—please plan your preparation of the grant proposal accordingly.

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Award applications will be reviewed by LCA’s Professional Development Committee and Dean Harris.

LCA is planning to host a workshop to help faculty prepare their applications—details to follow soon.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Interim Associate Dean Christina Sabee at csabee@sfsu.edu.

We look forward to reading your submissions!

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