The program invites applications from faculty seeking financial support for research advancing the broad mission of the Lampert Institute, which is to promote greater understanding of important issues relating to civic affairs and public policy.
The institute supports faculty research and development in areas related either to the institute’s annual theme or broader work involving civic engagement and public policy. The forms of support are various, and include funding reading groups and sponsoring conferences. Faculty who seek such support should contact Jason Kawall
, the Institute’s director, at email@example.com
The following criteria will be used to award Lampert Faculty Scholarships:
- The applicant’s proposed research should explore issues relating to civic affairs and public policy, broadly construed, in contexts outside the United States.
- Applicants can apply for both a Lampert faculty scholarship and a Research Council major grant at the same time. However, only one award will be granted to a faculty member in any given year.
- The proposed research promises to result in significant contributions to the field of humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences, or to interdisciplinary endeavors.
- The travel related to the proposed research should be limited to a few weeks (though in exceptional circumstances additional time will be supported if the budget allows).
- While proposals for research in any international location will be considered, those focused in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, or South or Central America will be given priority.
The Lampert Institute may also ask for letters of support demonstrating feasibility of the proposed research.
Applications should include the following:
- Cover page, listing title of project, the applicant, and his or her department or program
- One-page project summary
- Project narrative (limit: 8 pages double-spaced, 12-point font)
- Budget (refer to the Colgate University Research Council Guidelines for current travel and cost of living expense limits)
- Explanation of budget (use the budget form from the Research Council and follow the allowable expenses within each category)
- Curriculum vitae of the applicant
- Supporting letters or other documents may be included as appendices
Deadline and Notification
Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017. They should be submitted to Susan Light either by campus mail or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org
). Awards will be made by February 22, 2017.
Proposals will be reviewed by the Director of the Lampert Institute and its Advisory Board
. All recommendations for funding are subject to final approval by the Dean of Faculty/Provost and President. It is expected that the funds be used by June 1, 2018. Applicants should consult with the Director of the Lampert Institute to request an exception.