Associate Professor Awards FAQ
Answer: As of Fall 2016, Consultation and Collaborative Fellowships have been combined into one category to reflect the fact that many projects involve elements of both consultation and collaboration. This is a simplification so that applicants don't have to choose between consultations or collaborations if their work falls somewhere between the two. The same activities previously supported by the two separate award categories are still supported. (Projects may be either consultations or collaborations if they fall clearly into one category or the other, or they may involve elements of both.) This change will not impact the number/amount of awards.
Answer: Yes, if your applications justify why you are applying in multiple categories, you may apply for multiple awards.
Answer: Yes, you may apply for an award for a new project or for a new phase of a current project (if the previously supported project phase is complete).
Answer: Yes, we hope that our awardees will receive additional funding. As long as the expenses for which you requested IAS monies are not being paid with some other funds, you will still be eligible to receive IAS funds. (In other words, no “double dipping,” but piecing together funding from multiple sources is all right.)We do ask that you notify us if additional funds become available to you.
Answer: IAS funds may be used in a variety of ways to support faculty research. This includes travel, purchase of books, research materials or tools, research assistance, or contributions for publications. IAS funds cannot be used for professional memberships or as compensation to IUB faculty for writing, composing, editing, copyediting, or course release. If you have a specific question about a potential use of funds, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Answer: If your project will still be completed within the original 2-year window, report the shift in your annual report and proceed. If your project will take longer than the original 2 years allotted, contact us at email@example.com to discuss the possibility of an extension.
Answer: Collaborators may be from any institution. Make sure to fully explain the role of these collaborators in your project.
Answer: You may include travel costs, fees for copyrights, funds for graduate assistants, and other related project costs in your budget. Be clear about the each budget line item and be certain that it clearly relates to the project you have proposed.
Answer: The committee strongly encourages you to identify explicit categories for each budget item.
Answer: Use the application form like a checklist. When you have completed your materials, go back through and check off all of the required elements. It is also helpful to have someone completely unfamiliar with your project – ideally someone who is not in your department or discipline – read your application and give you questions and comments. This simulates the review process and can flush out jargon or incomplete explanations.
Answer: Yes, Associate Director Suzanne Godby Ingalsbe can talk with you about your proposal or review a draft of your application prior to submission (if shared with her in time). Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Answer: The application form has a date in the footer. Check the instructions section on the awards website [insert link here] to make sure that the date on your application form matches the most recent date listed in the instructions.