2010-2011 Research committee final
report is available here: pdf
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'10-'11 email CFP from the research committee
ppt and pdf from Oct. 21, 2010's fac. meeting
2011-2012 HMC Internal Call for Proposals
On behalf of the Dean of Faculty, the research committee invites proposals for internal
HMC funding for student research awards for summer 2011 and the academic year 2011-2012.
HMC has funds for up to 8 faculty-led (10-week) student projects sponsored by the Baker Foundation and up
to 8 such student projects sponsored by The Rose Hills Foundation.
Other HMC programs
Funding is also available for projects pursuing specific themes:
Please contact the organizers of those programs, Cathy McFadden and Dick Haskell in 2010-2011, for more
Details for Baker and Rose Hills Proposals
7 January 2011 (Friday)
- Proposal submissions for Rose Hills and Baker due
21 January 2011 (Friday)
- Recommendations for awards made to the DOF.
- To submit, please email proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org
- A confirmation email will be sent in reply.
- Questions? Concerns? Feel free to drop me an email at that address.
Anticipated Funding Amounts
We anticipate making 16 awards (8 Rose Hills and 8 Baker) at $6000 each, as follows:
- $5000 for each student stipend ($4550 "take-home"; $450 fringe)
- $1000 of faculty discretionary funds for any project-related use, including salary.
Projects must involve at least one HMC faculty member who is a full-time
regular appointee. Faculty previously funded must submit a final report
for prior projects before being considered for future ones. Final reports
are a one-page summary of the work accomplished and participants involved.
They may be emailed to the research committee chair,
email@example.com, in 2010-11.
Projects eligible for funding are typically on-campus and include
Projects inappropriate for this call include
- research projects with students proposed by HMC faculty
- student-generated projects with HMC faculty advisors
- cross-institutional research projects with an HMC faculty mentor as principal investigator
- expenditures associated with academic departments
- proposals supporting research conferences
- stipends for graduate students (although recently graduated
students are eligible)
- course development support
Special restrictions on Rose Hills awards
In order to apply for a Rose Hills award, the faculty advisor and
submitter needs to identify a Rose-Hills eligible student who
has agreed - or expressed strong interest - in undertaking the project.
To help us keep the list of Rose-Hills eligible students confidential, please
email the chair of the Research Committee (in 2010-11
firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain a copy of the list. Please do
not make that list publicly available.
Because Rose Hills eligibility is in part GPA-based, students can gain or lose
eligibility between the time of a proposal and the time of the project. For
Rose Hills funds to be used, participating students need to be Rose Hills
eligible at the time of the project. Changes in status that do arise are
handled on a case-by-case basis.
Award conditions that help research at HMC more broadly
At the completion of the research project, the advising faculty
member will submit a final report to the research committee.
Moreover, investigators may be asked to present their work to
the community at large in the form of a public lecture or
discussion, for example, at a summer Stauffer Talk.
Participation in the end-of-summer research celebration is also
Acknowledgment of the internal funding entity, such as the Baker
Foundation or The Rose Hills
Foundation, should be made in any
publication or presentation resulting from sponsored research.
Proposals will be evaluated based on how strongly readers answer yes to these questions:
Here are copies of the research committee's evaluation rubric:
Here are two proposals that the research committee felt captured the spirit of these guidelines in the past.
Thank you to the authors, Tom Donnelly and Dick Haskell, for permission to use them here:
- Is the project well-scoped, balancing challenge and accessibility?
i.e., is this a high-quality project with a thoughtful integration of the student's
effort within its larger context?
- Will this student's work make a difference?
i.e., are the proposed student contributions both feasible and significant?
- Will this student be well-supported personally?
i.e., has there been thought given to
the project's human context, such as the community of other
students involved and/or faculty interactions with the student researcher?
- Will the project reach others?
i.e., does the project have the potential to
impact of the project in HMC's efforts toward
"coupling research with education" beyond the experience of the hired
- Might this project expand beyond HMC funding?
i.e., does - or will - this project lead to the possibility of seeking external
funding for its research effort?
- Does the project serve HMC's strategic vision?
i.e., which strategic goals are served by the project, and how are they served?
A list of HMC's strategic goals appears at this link.
Because proposal reviwers come from a broad set of
backgrounds, it is important that proposers submit proposals
accessible to all HMC faculty members.
Details and recap of proposal preparation
Please prepare a single-spaced document that includes the following items:
- The name of the faculty advisor proposing the project
- A title for the project
- Student-weeks of research support sought.
The default is
10 weeks at a student stipend of $5000
Of that $5000, $4550 is "take-home" and $450 is fringe.
Fewer weeks may
be requested; the student stipend will be prorated.
- The name(s) of student(s) for whom research funding is
- This is not required for Baker funds, but is required for
consideration for Rose Hills funds.
- If you would like a list of Rose-Hills-eligible students, please drop me an
email at email@example.com
- Note that this restriction on Rose Hills funds means that
proposals including Rose-Hills-eligible students are more likely to be funded.
- A proposal body of up to three pages describing, as applicable:
- the overarching project and where it will take place
- the specific activity the student(s) will undertake - and its
relation to the overall project
- the project's human context: other students
involved and the advisor's role
- the significance and feasibility of the project
- An HMC-impact statement of up to one page that describes, as
- the coupling of this project and student learning beyond the
students to be hired, e.g., overlap with HMC course
curricula, other projects, or, in general, other students
- external sources of funding that currently support this project
or that the faculty advisor is considering for the future
- the HMC strategic goals furthered by this project. This link points
to a list of HMC's strategic goals.
No abstract is needed, as three pages is brief enough! No CV nor
budget is needed: the latter is fixed at $5000 for student stipends and
$1000 for supporting equipment and resources in a faculty discretionary account.
Please email proposals to the chair of the research committee (in 2010-11,
firstname.lastname@example.org) by 1/7/2011. Questions and concerns are welcome,
The 2010-2011 research committee:
- Gary Evans
- Don Remer
- Zach Dodds
- David Coons
- Ran Libeskind-Hadas
Link to last year's research committee page ('09-'10)