COMMITTEE: Research/Creative Activities Grants
MEETING DATE: August 31, 2000, 1:00 p.m.
PERSON PRESIDING: Randall Parker
ACTIONS OF MEETING:
Randall Parker from the Department of Economics and Bob
Edwards from the Department of Sociology will serve as
Bonnie Mani from the Department of Political Science will
serve as committee secretary.
Randall Parker will divide the 22 members of the committee
into two sub-committees.
Randall Parker will send e-mail to all committee members.
-Request information about class schedules for Fall
-Schedule meetings for the remainder of the semester.
-Plan meetings during evening hours.
Summarized the process and criteria for awarding grants.
Requested assistance when all grants are submitted on
September 15, 2000. Jim Chandler agreed to help him.
They will sort the grants for the sub-committees.
Agreed to send committee members a copy of the written
summary of the committee's process and schedule.
Catherine Rigsby agreed to send him the summaries from
Explained reasons for eliminating some proposals from
Explained that reference letters are optional.
Emphasized the need for recorders for sub-committee
discussions of grants to promptly submit summaries so that
they can be forwarded to those who requested grants.
Stated that last year the Dean of the College of Arts and
Sciences supplemented funding from the Vice Chancellor for
Academic Affairs. Proposals from faculty members in the
College were funded if the committee assigned a score of 3
Generally, $250,000 is available from the Vice Chancellor for
Academic Affairs to fund grants submitted to this committee.
This year, the cap for each grant is $8,000 for the stipend,
plus benefits, plus up to $10,000 for project expenses.
Decisions to fund are based on the committee's ranking of
each proposal's quality. The Vice Chancellor for Academic
Affairs awards grants based on the committee's
recommendations, beginning with the one that received the
highest ranking and ending with the one that depletes his
Respectfully submitted by Bonnie G. Mani