Professional Development Fund Fall 2011 cycle call for proposals

During the past year the Professional Development Fund has provided support for Mariah Proctor-Tiffany’s research for her book on Clemence of Hungary, Catherine Andreozzi and Kathleen Grevers’  research on Chinese knitwear technology and production techniques; and Shawn Greenlee’s field research on animal communication and  bioacoustics. A wide spectrum of other creative and scholarly projects were also funded by the Professional Development Grant Fund.

Since its inception, the Professional Development Fund has granted more than $1,500,000 in release time, research, travel, and creative projects. Awards usually range from $1000 – $5000, with an average of $2400.  $37,500 will be disbursed during the Fall application cycle.

The Professional Development Grant Committee urges all faculty, librarians and museum curators to submit applications for research and creative projects to be undertaken between January 1 and June 30, 2012.

The deadline for complete proposals is 11:59pm Wednesday, November 2, 2011.

Please read the following the policy and procedure on submission of applications and post award considerations.

You are welcome to review past proposals and project reports and or to ask the committee’s secretary for editorial assistance and budget review prior to your application submission. mlewis@risd.edu

The members of the 2011/12 Professional Development Fund Committee are: Rosanne Somerson, Chair; Silvia Acosta, Architecture; Edward Dwyer, HPSS; Tom Mills, Foundation Studies; Ellen Petraits, Library; Jocelyn Prince, Glass

Pre-application registration
Contact Margaret Lewis mlewis@risd.edu no later than October 26 to set up a google site for your application and supporting materials. You will have access to the site until the deadline passes. After the deadline, only the members of the Professional Development Fund Grant Committee will have access to your site.

Division of Architecture + Design, Division of Fine Arts, Division of Liberal Arts, Faculty, Foundation Studies, Graduate Studies, Grants and fellowships, Professional Development Fund

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