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Regents' Faculty Fellowships and Faculty Development Application Guidelines


Regents' Faculty Fellowships and Faculty Development Guidelines 2012-13

Junior faculty members on either academic (9 month) or fiscal year (11 month) appointments are eligible to apply for Regents’ Faculty Fellowships (RFF) and for Faculty Development Awards (FDA). RFFs are reserved for Assistant Professors, and FDAs are designed for Assistant Professors approaching tenure. The application for both types of awards is the same. Faculty members whose tenure application is under review in the current academic year are not eligible to apply (and should instead apply for a COR Research Fellowship).   Faculty members who received either of these awards during the last three years (2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13) are also ineligible. You may submit an application for multiple awards (e.g. Omnibus & COR fellowship or Obnibus & Regents), but they must be filled out in its entirety. A faculty member who receives a Regents Faculty Fellowship or Faculty Development Award above $5,000 will not receive Omnibus funding. Regents Fellowship funds do not have to be spent within one year, but may be carried forward into the 2014-15 fiscal year. Unused funds after June 30, 2015 will be reclaimed by the Academic Senate. Only applications adhering to the guidelines described will be considered.

 

Regents’ Faculty Fellowships (RFF)

Eligibility: All Assistant Professors

The Regents Faculty Fellowship (RFF) is funded by the University Opportunity Funds to provide "selected junior faculty an opportunity for educational enrichment through significant research, advanced or independent study, or improvement of teaching effectiveness." Funds may be used for summer salary (for faculty paid on an academic year basis), research assistance, research-related travel, supplies and/or equipment, and support for attendance and participation at professional meetings. Funds may also be used to supplement a partial-salary sabbatical leave. Funds may NOT be used for course buy-outs or during periods of unpaid leave.

Faculty Development Awards (FDA)

Eligibility: Assistant Professors who are approaching consideration for advancement to tenure (usually 5th year or later).

The Faculty Development Award (FDA) is funded by the Office of the President to support Assistant Professors who are approaching tenure but have not yet submitted their tenure files. Funds may be used for summer salary (for faculty paid on an academic year basis), research assistance, research-related travel, supplies and/or equipment, and support for attendance and participation at professional meetings. Funds may also be used to supplement a partial-salary sabbatical leave (up to 33% for one or two quarters for sabbatical leave). Funds may NOT be used for course buy-outs or during periods of unpaid leave.

This year there will be two funding levels for both RFF and FDA. The levels are tentatively $5,000 and $10,000, but may be reduced depending on the availability of funds. A faculty member who receives a Regents Fellowship above $5,000 will not receive Omnibus funding.

Proposal Format and Guidelines

(NOTE: There is a common application for both RFF and FDA awards)

The application comprises basic information and the following four attachments, each of which is uploaded as a separate file (attachment):

  1. An abbreviated (two-page) current curriculum vitae.
  2. A proposal limited to three single-spaced pages with at least 11 point font and 1” margins, which includes a narrative that indicates how the proposed activities relate to the applicant’s current and planned research program, as well as the anticipated contribution of the research program to the applicant’s field of research. Any bibliographical references should be included at the end of this section (included in the 3 page maximum). Proposals should be understandable by a general academic audience.
  3. A one page budget and budget justification.
  4. A letter of support from a senior colleague or academic mentor who is knowledgeable about the applicant’s field of research. If the applicant and/or letter writer wishes, the letter of support can be emailed to sarah.miller@ucr.edu so that it remains confidential, and can be uploaded to the application after it is submitted. If you choose not to attach the letter to your application, it must be emailed to sarah.miller@ucr.edu no later than 5:00pm on Monday, April 15, 2013 or your application will not be considered for funding!
  5. All the documents must be attached and submitted at the same time.

PDF files are preferred; however, Microsoft Word is also acceptable (no RTF, WordPerfect, or plain text format files will be accepted) and should be letter size, single-spaced, with at least 1” margins and at least 11 point font. All pieces of the proposal and supporting documentation must be submitted as four files as described above.

APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE LENGTH AND FORMATTING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

Submission deadline for applications is 5:00 P.M., FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013.

  • LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Reporting Requirements

Recipients are required to provide a final report describing the research accomplishments, publications, or other benefits obtained with the support of the grant including the amounts of any extramural funding the award facilitated. The report should be submitted as an e-mail attachment to sarah.miller@ucr.edu on or before March 1, 2015. Recipients who do not fulfill these reporting requirements may be ineligible for future funding.


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