Scholarship and Creative Activity (SCA) Grants
Application Window: February 1 through March 13
Period of Performance
SCA awards commence on July 1st and are funded for up to one year.
and Program Goals
The Office of the Vice President for Research invites faculty to apply to the Scholarship and Creative Activity (SCA)
grant program. 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). The SCA program does not fund research projects, faculty development activities, or curriculum development.
Tenured and tenure-track faculty may apply for SCA grants. Regents' Professors are not eligible to apply to this program. Because funding for this program is limited, faculty who will be on sabbatical during AY2016-17 are not eligible to receive FY17 SCA funds.
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 as determined by the review committee
SCA proposals will be accepted between February 1 and March 13. 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 OVPR@nau.edu 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, and the total amount of your request.
- 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)
- CV (2 page limit)
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 Christine.Smith@nau.edu or 523-4340.