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Internal Grants - CLASS

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Faculty Development Leave

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences awards Faculty Development Leaves to full-time, tenured members of the faculty engaged in scholarly research and creative or artistic projects according to the guidelines below.

Deadline: Friday, November 5, 2022

Applications for Faculty Development Leave should be submitted electronically to Carla Sharp, Interim Associate Dean for Faculty and Research at csharp2@central.uh.edu


CLASS Book Completion

The Book Completion Fund is intended to provide CLASS faculty assistance with the final stages of their research, including subvention for scholarly publications, data processing, etc. Selected applicants will be awarded funds based on the academic merit of their work. Projects must be within one year of completion. The maximum award under this program is $3,000. Projects are awarded based on the availability of funds. Only one application allowed per academic year. New requests must be towards a different project if applicant has received a previous Project Completion award. Awards are made at the dean’s discretion.

Who is Eligible?

Tenured and Tenure-track faculty

Application Due Dates

October 1, 2022 Cycle 1
January 14, 2023 Cycle 2
April 22, 2023 Cycle 3

CLASS Book Completion 
To apply, please email application materials to classgrt@uh.edu. Please put “CLASS Book Completion” in the subject line. No late submissions will be accepted.


CLASS Book Completion Project Report 
All recipients of the CLASS Book Completion Fund must complete a Project Report by August 1, 2023. Email Project Reports to CLASSGrt@uh.edu.


Research Progress Grant - Early Career

The Research Progress Grant for Early Career faculty is intended to provide assistance in furthering faculty research projects. Individuals are eligible for up to $4,000 while groups are eligible for up to $12,000 (maximum of 3 applicants). Rationale for group proposals need to be delineated clearly, the specific contributions of each individual faculty must be made clear. Faculty are not allowed to submit more than one RPG application in any given academic year. Also, if a faculty member submits an individual application, they cannot apply as an applicant on a group proposal in the same year. Faculty will be awarded funds based on the academic merit of their work. Applications are reviewed by the CLASS Research Committee who then submit recommendations for funding to the associate dean for research.

Who is Eligible?

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professors

Please be advised:

  • Applicants awarded the Research Progress Grant must wait one academic year before re-applying for Research Progress Grant funding. For example, if awarded for Fall 2019, one would not be eligible to re-apply until Fall 2022.
  • Projects previously awarded the Project Completion Grant are not eligible for Research Progress funding.

Schedule

October 9, 2022 Deadline for applications
November 2022 Announcement of Awards
January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023 Grant Period

Research Progress Grant Program  Early Career
To apply, please email application materials to classgrt@uh.edu by October 9, 2022. Please put “Research Progress Grant  Early Career Application” in the subject line. No late submissions will be accepted.


Research Progress Grant Project Report
All recipients of the CLASS Research Progress Grant must complete a Project Report by the January 2024. Email Project Reports to classgrt@uh.edu


Research Progress Grant  Established Faculty

The Research Progress Grant (RPG) for Established Faculty is intended to provide assistance in furthering faculty research projects. Individuals are eligible for up to $4,000 while groups are eligible for up to $12,000 (maximum of 3 applicants). Rationale for group proposals need to be delineated clearly; the specific contributions of each individual faculty member must be made clear. Faculty are not allowed to submit more than one RPG application in any given academic year. Also, if a faculty member submits an individual application, they cannot apply as an applicant on a group proposal in the same year. Faculty will be awarded funds based on the academic merit of their work. Applications are reviewed by the CLASS Research Committee which then submits recommendations for funding to the associate dean for research.

Who is Eligible?

CLASS Tenured Faculty

Please be advised:

Applicants awarded the Research Progress Grant must wait one academic year before re-applying for Research Progress Grant funding. For example, if awarded for Fall 2019, one would not be eligible to re-apply until Fall 2022.

Projects previously awarded the Project Completion Grant are not eligible for Research Progress funding.

Schedule

October 9, 2022 Deadline for applications
November 2022 Announcement of Awards
January 1, 2023  December 31, 2023 Project Period

Research Progress Grant Program  Established Faculty
To apply, please email application materials to classgrt@uh.edu by October 9, 2022. Please put “Research Progress Grant  Established Faculty” in the subject line. No late submissions will be accepted.


Research Progress Grant Project Report
All recipients of the CLASS Research Progress Grant must complete a Project Report by January 2024. Email Project Reports to classgrt@uh.edu


Research, Innovation and Scholarly Engagement (RISE) Program

The RISE Program funds projects that will strengthen the College’s viability as a contributor to the overall success of the University by supporting research and scholarly productivity. Priority will be given to projects that investigate areas of research with significant impact and potential for external funding or engage in research and scholarship of significant value to the humanities.

Faculty members who receive a RISE award are expected to generate a scholarly product or grant proposal for submission to an external sponsor. Two awards of up to $10,000 will be awarded with a grant period of one year.

Eligibility

  1. Full-time Tenured or Tenure-track faculty
  2. No more than four faculty members per application
  3. Collaboration with other colleges is allowed; however, a CLASS faculty member must be the lead Principal Investigator, with no more than 25% of the project budget allocated to non-CLASS team members or departments.
  4. Faculty who have received a previous CLASS Internal Grant that are delinquent on any reports are ineligible.
  5. Applicants may submit no more than one proposal.

Schedule 

November 5, 2022 Deadline for applications
December 2022 Announcement of Awards
January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023 Project Period
January 31, 2024 Project Report due
December 31, 2024 Follow-up survey

Research, Innovation and Scholarly Engagement (RISE) Program
To apply, please email application materials to classgrt@uh.edu. Please put “Research, Innovation and Scholarly Engagement (RISE) Program” in the subject line. No late submissions will be accepted.


Research, Innovation and Scholarly Engagement (RISE) Program Grant Project Report
All recipients of the CLASS Research, Innovation and Scholarly Engagement (RISE) Program must complete a Project Report by the designated due date. Email Project Reports to classgrt@uh.edu


Grants to Enhance and Advance Research (GEAR) Pre-Proposal

The division of research's Grants to Enhance and Advance Research (GEAR) program is now open. The pre-proposal process will be facilitated through each respective college. Pre-proposals are due by 5 p.m., November 8, 2022 to classgrt@uh.edu.

FY2022 GEAR Pre-Proposal Form


Internal Grants – Division of Research

UH Division of Research Internal Awards