We offer several programs that provide sustained support and training.

In 2022, we partnered with the Office of the Provost to institute a new two-year Arts and Humanities Research and Creative Works Fellows Program for early and mid-career faculty.

2022 - 2024 Cohort

  • Katina Bitsicas, School of Visual Studies, College of Arts & Science
  • Kenneth Boyce, Philosophy, College of Arts & Science
  • Daniel Cohen, Classics, Archaeology, and Religion, College of Arts & Science
  • Sean Franzel, School of Languages, Literature and Cultures, College of Arts & Science
  • Keith Greenwood, Journalism Studies, School of Journalism
  • Rebecca Hayes, English, College of Arts & Science
  • Linda Helmick, Learning, Teaching & Curriculum, College of Education and Human Development
  • Lynn Itagaki, English, Women’s & Gender Studies, College of Arts & Science
  • Marcello Mogetta, Classics, Archaeology, and Religion, College of Arts & Science
  • Srirupa Prasad, Women’s & Gender Studies, College of Arts & Science
  • Cheryl Sampson, School of Visual Studies, College of Arts & Science
  • Debora Verniz, Architectural Studies, College of Arts & Science
  • Sergio Yona, Classics, Archaeology, and Religion, College of Arts & Science

Applying for the 2023-2025 Cohort

Submission Deadline: Apply online by January 20, 2023.

Maximum Funding Amount: $12,500.

Funding Duration: Two years, beginning August 1, 2023.

Announcement: Accepted applicants will be notified by February 28, 2023.  To apply for the 2023-2025 Cohort, apply online through MU’s InfoReady Portal.

Eligibility: Tenured, tenure-track, and ranked non-tenure track faculty in the arts and humanities, with an earned doctorate (or the discipline’s highest earned terminal degree; e.g., MFA) at the level of assistant professor and above. 

Commitment: By accepting an award, faculty commit to participating in a cohort-based support program consisting of three meetings per semester for the two-year program duration. Faculty members will propose a scholarly project(s) they aim to focus on during the two-year cohort (e.g., art exhibition, manuscript submission, etc.) and connect this project to the budget rationale for the cohort funding. In addition, upon completion of their projects, awarded faculty are expected to 1) submit a proposal for Research Council funding (early career scholars) or external funding (mid-career scholars) by the end of the two-year program and 2) serve as peer reviewer on behalf of the Division of RII for one proposal, paper, or creative work.

Selected participants are expected to participate in at least 85% of the cohort activities & meetings. 

Faculty are limited to one submission per cycle, one investigator per submission

Application Requirements

  1. Statement of Interest: Why would you like to participate in the Arts & Humanities Research and Creative Works Fellows Program? Include information on how it will enhance your focus area(s) (250 word maximum)
  2. (upload) Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
  3. (upload) Letter of support from your department chair or center director (PDF). The letter should articulate specific support provided for the applicant and knowledge of their program goals.
  4. Short narrative, budget, and budget description (see guidelines below) (4 pages total as a PDF)
  5. Statement on other related support, both internal and external, related to proposed project. For example, for internal support, provide current internal support or pending applications (e.g., A&S writing program, The Provost’s Great Books Program, Research Council grant). For external sources, disclose support outside of Mizzou currently supporting the project(s) outlined in the A&H cohort application. For either case, describe how the additional resources requested through this A&H cohort program are required to facilitate project goals (1 page, PDF)

For questions about the program, please contact Candace Kuby (kubyc@missouri.edu) in the Provost’s Office or Christie Terry in the Office of Research, Innovation, & Impact (terryce@missouri.edu).

Short Narrative, Budget, and Budget Description Guidelines (one PDF not to exceed 4 pages)

Short Narrative

Provide a summary of the research and/or creative works project including description of the project goals, activities, and how the requested funds will help you accomplish your goals. In addition, as noted above, articulate initial plans for submitting a proposal for a research council grant (early career fellows) or externally funded grant (mid-career fellows) [the two-year program will help you to refine your grant idea and proposal]. Provide a timeline of project activities including anticipated course release if applicable.

  • Short Narrative Format
    • 3 pages, double-spaced (750 words) maximum 
    • 12-point font, Times New Roman or Arial
    • 1-inch margins
    • PDF file format

Budget

Applicants can request up to $12,500 total for the two-year period. All expenditures must comply with University of Missouri policy such as travel per diem and mileage rates. Course release can be requested at a cost of no more than $7,500/course (faculty member are responsible to talk with their department chairs on what a minimum cost is for a teaching replacement for one course in their department as they work on the budget; if you are proposing less than $7,500 for a course release the department chair needs to approve the amount in their letter as part of this application). Applicants requesting course release funds must

  • Schedule the course release in cooperation with their department chair (due to teaching replacement needs & availability, the course buyout might not be possible until year two of the cohort, please consult with your department in planning this out). Anticipated course release dates should be included in the narrative and budget.
  • A second course release may be requested with remaining funds when evidence of departmental supplemental support to cover the total course release expense is submitted with the application. 

Other appropriate use of funds may include but are not limited to:

  • Summer stipend
  • Hourly student support
  • Supplies/materials used in the development of a creative work
  • Travel funds
  • Shipping fees to exhibit creative works 

Applicants must provide a detailed budget including

  • Total amount requested (not to exceed $12,500 for the two years).
  • Detailed breakdown of expenses and which semesters for anticipated use during the 2023-2025 school years
  • Budget Format: 
    • 1 page
    • 12-point font, Times New Roman or Arial

The Division of Research, Innovation & Impact notified the next cohort of Early Career Research Development Fellows in March 2022. They will participate in this three-year professional development program during the 2022-23, 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years.

About the program

The Early Career Research Development Fellows Program is aimed at full-time, pre-tenure faculty who are seeking opportunities for strategic career planning and skill development in the area of academic research.

During the three-year program, participants are expected to attend monthly 1.5-hour sessions on a range of topics, engage in discussions with peer researchers and participate in individual consultations with staff in the Division of Research, Innovation & Impact.

Research development topics are adapted to meet the needs of the cohort. Topics may include:

  • Developing a five-year research plan.
  • Early career grant opportunities.
  • Tools and strategies for project and time management.
  • Strategies for identifying funding opportunities.
  • Grant writing workshops.

Other benefits of program participation include:

  • Optional writing retreats.
  • Priority registration for research development events.
  • Additional one-on-one consultations for proposal review, strategy development and career support.

Applying for the 2023-2025 Cohort

Apply Now: Mid-Career Research Development Fellows Application

Application deadline: January 20, 2023; Selections will be made by February 28, 2023. 
 

Eligibility: This opportunity is open tenured faculty who have not yet been promoted to full professor and are seeking research and career-development support.

Program Timeline: The two-year program will span the 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years

The following information and documentation are required:

  1. Statement of Interest – why would you like to participate in the Mid-Career Research Development Fellows Program.
  2. Indicate your research focus area(s)
  3. (upload) Curriculum Vitae
  4. (upload) Letter of support from your department chair or center director

Selected participants are expected to participate in at least 85% of the cohort activities & meetings.

About the program

The Mid-Career Research Development Fellows Program is aimed at tenured faculty who have not yet been promoted to full professor and are seeking research and career development support.   

During the two-year program, participants are expected to attend monthly 1.5-hour sessions on a range of topics, engage in discussions with peer researchers and participate in individual consultations with staff in the Division of Research, Innovation & Impact.  

Research development topics are adapted to meet the needs of the cohort. Topics may include: 

  • Refocusing your research agenda.
  • Identifying potential funding opportunities and collaborators.
  • The path to promotion.
  • The role of public engagement in your research.
  • Developing an effective research team.
  • Balancing mid-career service obligations.

Other benefits of program participation include: 

  • Optional writing retreats.
  • Priority registration for research development events.
  • Additional one-on-one consultations for proposal review, strategy development and career support.

MU CAREER Club is designed to help eligible researchers submit or resubmit a competitive application to the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Program. Club participants receive training, support and consultation throughout the process — from first draft to submission.

Application deadline: December 15, 2022.
Eligibility: This opportunity is open to assistant professors or equivalent who are eligible to submit to the NSF CAREER Program. 

Program timeline

Activity 

Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May Jun Jul
Morning: Crafting a CAREER Proposal
Afternoon: Resubmitting your Proposal
(Jan 12, 8:30 AM – Noon; 1 PM - 3 PM)
X            
Morning: Education Plan & Partnerships
Afternoon: Writing Retreat
(Feb 17, 10 AM - Noon;  1 PM - 3 PM)
  X          
Morning: Budgets and Budget Narratives
Afternoon:Writing Retreat
(March 17, 10 AM - Noon; 1 PM - 3 PM)
    X        
Morning: Mock Review 
Afternoon: Writing Retreat
(April 14, 10 AM - Noon, 1 PM - 3 PM)
      X      
Proposal Consultation with Advisory Team 
(90-minutes per proposal in either April or May)
      X X    
Additional Writing Retreats (May 5, June TBD         X X  
Proposal Submission             X

 

Application requirements

Participants must have a content area mentor identified who will help support their proposal development and must commit to participating in program activities with the goal of submitting a proposal in July of 2023. 

Your online application must include:

  1. A one paragraph summary of your research interest and the anticipated NSF Directorate for your proposal.
  2. A statement of your commitment to participate in program activities. 
  3. Your curriculum vitae.
  4. A letter of support from your content area mentor. (Download a letter of support template.)

Registration: Apply to join Cohort 7
Meeting times: All sessions are from 9 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom.
Dates: Four Tuesdays in February & March - 2/21, 2/28, 3/7 and 3/14, 2023.
 

About the program

The program uses Entering Mentoring curricula developed by the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research. This professional development uses an evidence-based, interactive approach to help mentors develop skills for engaging in productive, culturally responsive research mentoring relationships. This series is a collaboration between MU's Graduate School and the Division of Research, Innovation & Impact.

 

 

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