Scholarship and Creative Activity (SCA) Grants
Application Window: February 1 through March 1
and Program Goals
The Office of the Vice president for Research announces a
new intramural funding program: Scholarship and Creative Activity (SCA)
Grants. The purpose of this
program is to make targeted investments
in faculty scholars and artists in order to help raise NAU’s profile in these
disciplines nationally and internationally.
SCA grants are intended to support the work of faculty in
areas in which extramural grant funding is generally unavailable (e.g.,
humanities, arts, business, education).
These grants will provide summer salary or funding for activities
occurring during the academic year (e.g., travel, gathering of archive
resources, interviewing, creative production activity).
Tenured and tenure-track faculty may apply for SCA grants.
Faculty can request up to $6,000 under the SCA program. Awards may not be used for equipment
purchases such as a computer, tablet, or other general purpose electronic
devices. Awards may not be used
for faculty buyout of teaching. If
the SCA award is used as summer salary, no other work may be carried out during
the time of the buyout (at least one month’s time).
A second year of SCA funding may be awarded if the original
award generates one of the following three outcomes:
grant proposal for external funding for at least $30,000 direct costs
signed book contract with a well-respected publisher
of an out-of-state exhibit or creative activity of strong merit.
SCA proposals will be accepted between February 5 and March 1. Please create a single PDF document with all of the application materials (see below). Title it “Your last name SCA.pdf” and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Your last name SCA” in the subject line.
The SCA application will include:
- A cover page stating your name and title, the title of the proposal, your department and college, your contact information, the total amount of your request, and whether or not you will need IRB approval
- Abstract (summarizing the elements of the
Narrative listed below)
- Narrative (3 page limit)
- Budget and Budget Justification
- Bibliography (using a format that is standard
for publishing in the respective field)
Narrative. In no more than 3 pages
- Contribution: Provide background on the significance
and value of the project to the specific area of scholarship or artistic expression. What is the value of the project within
your scholarly/artistic area and how will bring new ideas into your field?
and Work plan: How will you carry out your scholarly/creative endeavor; how will the
project be organized? What is your
work plan outlining the time course of the project? Please describe any technologies that will be used in making
the project successful. Please
describe where the work will be conducted, any materials used, and explain how
you will obtain access to relevant materials.
Skills and Access: Describe how your skills can be applied to the project and
explain how this project will broaden your scholarly or creative reputation at
Product and Dissemination: What is your intended result and who is your
audience? Please explain how these
results will be disseminated to this audience and beyond (if relevant).
If you have any questions regarding the SCA program, please contact Catherine Propper at the Office of the Vice President for Research at ext. 3-1374 or Catherine.Propper@nau.edu.