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UVM Retired Faculty and Administrative Officers

2016-2017 Retired Scholars Awards Program THE UVM RETIRED SCHOLARS AWARD PROGRAM  

The University of Vermont (UVM), under the direction of the UVM Association of Retired Faculty and Administrative Officers (RFAO), announces the UVM Retired Scholars Award Program for the academic year 2017-2018 to provide support for faculty to complete a research or scholarship project after full retirement from the university.

With support from the UVM Office of the President, the Program has available $17,500 per academic year to provide awards up to a maximum of $2,500 to cover expenses for

A.     Travel, lodging, and per diem for participation at a national or international conference at which the applicant is giving a refereed presentation;
B.     Completion and publication of a scholarly  manuscript under contract with a publisher;
C.     Preparation of an artistic work for presentation in a juried exhibition; 
D.     Preparation of a performing art product such as music, dance , or theatrical composition;
E.     Completion and publication of a literary composition under contract with a publisher or distributor;
F.     Acquisition of research materials such as data sets for secondary analysis or support for field project  research;
G.    Other well defined and necessary expenses associated with a research or scholarship project.

APPLICATION AND REVIEW PROCEDURE
A letter of application describing the project, projected expenses (salary will not be supported), anticipated completion date of the project, specific outcomes of the project, and a brief (1 page) updated Curriculum Vitae must be submitted no later than October 13, 2017, with funding results reported no later than November 17, 2017.  The letter of application and supporting material(s) should be submitted electronically to Jack McCormack, President of the UVM Association of Retired Faculty and Administrative Officers (RFAO), at john.mccormack@med.uvm.edu

The RFAO Executive Board will appoint a 3 member subcommittee of its members to review applications and the Provost will appoint a non-retired UVM faculty member to the review committee.  (If necessary a UVM faculty member with knowledge on the topic of the proposed project may be invited to provide a review of an application and submit a brief written report to the subcommittee.)  The subcommittee will then make the final decisions for funding which will be forwarded to the RFAO Board for formal notification to the applicant.

Other aspects of the proposals being equal, preference in subsequent years will be given to applicants who have not received previous funding.  Resubmission of an unfunded application for consideration in the next academic year is an option.

The Executive Board will work with applicants to align as much as possible the timing of an award to meet the schedule of expenses for a project.

Members of the RFAO Executive Board cannot submit an application to the UVM Retired Scholars Award Program until their term of office has been completed.

A report detailing the state of the project, accomplishments, and expenditures must be submitted electronically to the President of the UVM Association of Retired Faculty and Administrative Officers (RFAO), Faculty Senate Office, Waterman Building by no later than September 1, 2018.

Please direct any questions about this funding program to Professor Jack McCormack at john.mccormack@med.uvm.edu

Works Supported in Part by the UVM Retired Scholars Award Program

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