This money will be used to support tenured and tenure-track faculty and Ph.D. students in the Humanities in completing the final stages of a research project with either travel to research or a publication subvention or computer or software purchase required to bring a scholarly project to completion. The maximum award one individual can receive is $2500 (there is no minimum) and all funding requests will have to be justified and vetted by the Dresher Center Advisory Board.
Examples include: you’ve completed a ms. but based on publisher reviewers’ reports you need to collect some data somewhere/ conduct an interview and it involves research travel you had not planned on, or the publisher requires you to provide a subsidy for the publication or you have to pay for rights to photographs or use a software program you weren’t expecting to need to use to finish a manuscript. These would all be potential qualifying events. But it has to be something concrete and on which completing the final stage of a project (usually for publication) is dependent.
Faculty wishing to apply should prepare a letter of need explaining the purpose for the funds and the precise amount and why this Scholarly Completion Fund is needed to bring a project to completion and how it would make a difference in the scholarly goals of the applicant. Reference should also be made as to why no other departmental (DRIF) or College support is available/or sufficient for this need. Until the chair’s letter is received the application cannot be considered by the Dresher Center Advisory Board. Once the application is complete, all efforts will be made to decide on the application within two weeks.