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The following information provides information and links to sources of funding for academic units in the College of Liberal Arts.


Links to the Office of University Research:

Home Page

Forms and Downloads Page

Grant Management Forms from University Research:

Time and Effort Form  |  (5/7/05)

Request for Budget Adjustment Form  |  (6/30/05)

Appointment Request and related Personnel Forms  |  (6/30/05)

University Research Routing Form 2005-2006  |  (7/19/05)

F&A (Indirect Cost) Waiver 2006  |  (7/28/05)

Budget Adjustment Forms  |  (8/12/05)

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Louisiana Tech University Student Technology Fee Board

Subject: Information on Requests for Funding from the Student Technology Fee Board

This information is intended to help insure that all Liberal Arts units will have the maximum opportunity to receive funding from the Student Technology Fee Board. It is composed of material from Dr. Rea and from the Program Plan of the Student Technology Fee Board and includes, on page 3, guidelines for standardizing all proposal submitted by the College. I would appreciate it if you would formulate your future proposals according to these guidelines. If you have recently submitted a proposal, please reformulate it according to these guidelines if it does not presently adhere to them and resubmit it to the Dean's office.

  • Dr. Rea has asked that proposals be send to his office (rather than directly to Dr. Reneau or the Student Technology Fee Board):
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      "If you will forward proposals through my office, I can either forward them directly to the Student Technology Fee board, or we can discuss proposals with broader academic application at CAD's prior to finalization and presentation to the Board. You will note that each request/proposal must be linked to specific goals and objectives of the plan."

  • According to the Program of the Technology Fee Board, technology is defined as 
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    • computer hardware and software, including networking and supporing computer and telecommunications infrastructure, including the cost of renovation, upgrading, or preparation of existing facilities 
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    • laboratory instruments 
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    • discipline-specific equipment
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  • According to the Technology Fee Board, appropriate expenditures for technology include the following categories: 
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    • Hardware and software acquisitions, including but not limited to network and Internet connections to provide enhanced student access. 
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    • Equipment to provide state-of-the-art multimedia classrooms.
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    • Provision of non-credit instructional programs for students to maximize their use of the technology resources of the University. 
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    • Current equipment for instructional laboratories and studios to provide or enhance appropriate teaching and learning environments in various academic disciplines. 
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    • Personnel costs for new positions required for support and maintenance of new and expanded student classrooms, laboratories, and learning centers. Personnel expenditures should be focused on student employment and generally shall not exceed twenty-five percent (25%) of the annual Student Technology Fee revenues.
The Student Technology Fee revenues are not to be used for the following:
    • salaries of existing staff or supervisory personnel; 
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    • the purchase of technology for faculty or staff; and 
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    • travel or training costs of faculty and administrators unless directly related to the acquired technology.
In addition, the Student Technology Fee Board has developed three Goals, with two objectives under each. Goal 2 involves overseeing by the Board of the collection and expenditure of the Student Technology Fee; Goal 3 requires the Board to ensure that the technology funded by the Board is responsive to the students' life and learning experiences at Louisiana Tech University. Each proposal to the Student Technology Fee Board should directly address Goals 1 and 3, as quoted below.   Each proposal should also denote some method of gathering data about the use of the funded technology so that data can be submitted to the Board to facilitate their assessment of the use of the funded technology and for denoting trends in technology use.

Emphasis is supplied in Red for particularly important key words and concepts:

Each proposal should focus strongly on Goal 1:  The Student Technology Fee Board shall be dedicated to supporting and improving student life and learning and to preparing students better for the workplaces of the twenty-first century.

Objective 1.1: The Student Technology Fee Board shall solicit proposals from interested units, organizations, and representatives to acquire, install, maintain, or enhance efficient use of technology.
Objective 1.2: The Student Technology Fee Board shall meet at least one time each Academic Quarter to consider and act on proposals submitted to the Board to acquire, install, maintain, or enhance efficient use of technology. 
Each proposal should also address the pertinent parts of Goal 3:The Student Technology Fee Board shall ensure that the technology acquired, installed, maintained, or enhanced throught the expenditure of the Student Technology Fee Program funds is responsive to the students' life and learning experiences at Louisiana Tech University.
Objective 3.1:  The Student Technology Fee Board shall assess at least annually the impact of the technology acquired, installed, maintained, or enhanced.
Objective 3.2:  The Student Technology Fee Board shall identify and prioritize appropriate trends and projects at least annually to ensure that the students' life and learning experiences at Lousiana Tech University are optimally benefitted by the expenditure of the Student Technology Fee revenues.
Please follow these guidelines for proposals from the College of Liberal Arts:
  1. Address the proposal to the Student Technology Fee Board from the proposal author through your unit head, Dean Jacobs, and Dr. Rea.
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  3. In the first paragraph, state the dollar amount being requested and in a sentence or two summarize the need for the funding.
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  5. In subsequent paragraphs, explain the need for the technology (as defined above), emphasizing Goal 1, telling how the technology to be funded will support and improve student life and learning and will prepare students better for the workplaces of the 21st century. Implicit in this Goal is the idea that the more students affected by the funding, the better Goal 1 will be achieved by the funding allocated. Be as specific as you can as to the job skills and knowledge that the technology will make available to large numbers of students.  Check with the Computing Center and/or Technical Services to be sure that the requested technology is the most up-to-date available; it the technology will use or might affect the campus network, be sure to have the approval of the Computing Center.  If need be, include a memorandum from the Computing Center or Technical Services noting that the proposal is technically o.k  In these subsequent paragraphs, also address Goal 3, emphasizing how the technology requested will benefit the life and learning expriences of the Tech students who will use or directly benefit from the technology.
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  7. After attending to #3, above, give a detailed budget summary, perhaps in chart form, telling exactly what will be purchased, the cost per unit, and the total amount of funds being requested.
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  9. In the last content paragraph, tell how you will gather data about the use of the technology once it is purchased and put into use.

Example of a successful proposal to the Student Technology Fee Board:

To be sure that you have included all necessary information and have followed the required format, especially as to linking the request to the Student Technology Fee Board goals, you need to download and view an example of a successful proposal to the Student Technology Fee Board.  Please follow the specific format provided in that proposal. 

  • Click here for the example proposal in Rich Text (rtf) format.
  • Click here for the example proposal in Microsoft Word format.
  • Click here for the example proposal in HTML format.
The Student Technology Fee Board usually meets about once per quarter. The Fee Board operates under its own Program Plan, from which the above guidelines were taken.

Click here to view the whole Student Technology Fee Program Plan.
 


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Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology

CEnIt Home Page

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology (CEnIT) at Louisiana Tech University was established with the following mission:
(The following information is taken from the CEnIT web site)

In response to Governor Foster's Information Technology Initiative, Louisiana Tech University proposes that the College of Engineering and Science and the College of Administration and Business establish an interdisciplinary Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology (CEnIT) that will focus the talents and resources of the two colleges and their related centers in advancing entrepreneurial research, education and technology transfer. The Center will establish new faculty positions in areas of importance to information technology research, education and economic development, and will provide other infrastructure support that, coupled with existing faculty and resources, will establish a nationally-competitive center. 

The center will have three interdisciplinary thrusts:

  • Novel Technologies for Advanced Computing and Sensing - Next generation systems for processing, communicating, storing and sensing information.
  • Applications in Networking, Simulation, Modeling and Design - Advances in modeling and simulation tools particularly as related to materials science, biology, networking, decision support, accessibility and other areas of engineering and science.Technology 
  • Entrepreneurship - advances in stimulating entrepreneurship through product innovation, technology management, technology utilization, resource deployment, human resource management and marketing. 
CEnIt funds both proposals for course development and research and development.
 
Proposals for Course Development

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology (CEnlT) solicits proposals for development, modification or redesign of courses to enhance entrepreneurship and Information Technology (IT) skills of students or faculty.   This solicitation requests proposals for highly innovative ideas that can lead to fundamental advances in teaching, learning and skills development.   Particular areas of interest are in innovative design or learning processes, interdisciplinary team development, business plan development, laboratory experiences, rapid prototyping, entrepreneurial experience, and IT-related research experience for undergraduates. 

Eligibility: All faculty members at Louisiana Tech University may submit proposals. Multidisciplinary proposals are strongly encouraged. Participation of Math/Science K-12 teachers or students is encouraged. 

Proposal Guidelines: The total proposal including project summary, project description, project deliverables, time line and budget is limited to three pages (excluding bios). Biographical information is limited to two pages per investigator. Student biographical information is limited to one page per student. 

Budget: The anticipated size of projects is in the range of $500 to $10,000. It is expected that funds for 8 to 10 new projects will be available during the 2002-03 academic year. Funds may be requested for student labor, equipment, software, supplies and travel.   Additional requirements for space, technical support or special equipment should be clearly identified in the proposal.  Those desiring access to the new CEnIT Innovation Laboratory space in the Student Center should indicate so in
their proposals. 

Proposal Review Criteria: Priority will be given to those proposals that clearly satisfy the CEnlT vision and mission. Preference will be given to those proposals that clearly demonstrate potentially significant impacts in the development of graduates to be highly competent in the IT workforce.   Preference will be given to courses or workshops that will be piloted in the current academic year, but consideration will be given to course development for implementation in the next academic year.  Support for  mplementation from the academic unit head should be provided. 

We are looking for novel programs that may be difficult to be accomplished without seed funding.  The simple inclusion of a new software package or new IT assignment in an existing course is not considered to be novel.  Our goal is to have faculty develop innovative approaches that can perhaps serve as models for others at Tech or even nationally.  Because novel approaches are sought, it is recognized that the outcomes are uncertain, i.e., there is some risk. 

Proposal Schedule: Initial screening of proposals will begin on September 17, 2002. However, proposals will continue to be accepted as long as funds are available. 
 

Proposals for Research and Development

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology (CEnlT) solicits proposals for fundamental or applied research in the areas of entrepreneurship and Information Technology (IT). In this context, examples of technology entrepreneurship include the use of technology to enhance the success of entrepreneurial enterprises, and the process of bringing information technologies to market.  IT includes any technology appropriate to the encoding, storage, communication, manipulation, and use of information in digital form. This solicitation requests proposals for highly innovative ideas that can lead to fundamental significant advances in the fields of entrepreneurship and IT in the broad interdisciplinary thrust areas identified for CEnlT. These include: 

  • Novel Technologies for Advanced Computing and Sensing -next generation systems for processing, communicating, storing, and sensing information. 
  • Applications in Networking, Simulation, Modeling, and Design -advances in modeling and simulation tools particularly as related to materials science, biology, networking, decision support, accessibility , and other areas of engineering and science. 
  • Technology Entrepreneurship -advances in stimulating entrepreneurship through product innovation, technology management, technology utilization, resource deployment, human resource management, and marketing. 
Eligibility: All faculty at Louisiana Tech University may submit proposals. Multidisciplinary proposals are encouraged. Undergraduate student participation is expected. 

Proposal Guidelines: The total proposal including project summary, project description, project deliverables, time line and budget is limited to five pages (excluding bios).  Biographical information is limited to two pages per investigator. Student biographical information is limited to one page per student. 

Budget: The anticipated size of projects is in the range of $5,000 to $40,000 with a time frame of three months to one year. It is expected that funds for 5 to 10 new projects will be available during the 2002-03 academic year. Funds may be requested for student labor, equipment, supplies and travel.   Additional requirements for space, technical support or special equipment should be clearly identified in the proposal.  Those desiring access to the CEnIT Innovation Laboratory space in the Student Center should indicate so in their proposals. 

Proposal Review Criteria: Priority will be given to those proposals that are consistent with CEnIT’s vision, mission and targeted thrust areas. The clarity of the proposal in demonstrating that the project tasks will lead to the proposed deliverables is a primary factor in the review criteria. Preference will be given to those proposals that demonstrate a strong probability of either leading to intellectual property with commercial potential or to the development of a new business or enhancement of an existing business. However, high risk research with uncertain outcomes but high potential impacts and projects that develop or expand institutional capabilities in the target thrust areas will be favorably considered. It is anticipated that many projects will eventually lead to proposals to external agencies or industry for additional funds.  Additionally, successful proposals will be expected to include a brief description of the potential market and expected market outcome (e.g. licensure of patented materials, start-up firm, contract production, etc.) of the proposed work.  It should be noted that successful proposals are not expected to provide a detailed business plan, but simply a description of how the market potential of any intellectual property developed during the course of the proposed work will be assessed. 

Proposal Schedule: Initial screening of proposals will begin on September 17,2002. However, proposals will continue to be accepted as long as funds are available. 


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Board of Regents Support Fund

Board of Regents Home Page

Eligible Disciplines for the Traditional Enhancement Program

The BORSF emphasizes the purchase of instructional and/or research equipment.  Louisiana Tech University is eligible under the Traditional  Enhancement Program.   Eligible disciplines are divided into groups, as follows, with areas in each group being eligible every third year:

Academic Units elegible are noted in RED:

GROUP I - ELIGIBLE TO APPLY IN FISCAL YEAR 2005-06,  2008-2009

Biological Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences**
Engineering B (Industrial, Materials, Mechanical, etc.)

Humanities:

English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
History
Philosophy
Humanities -- Other
Social Sciences:
Anthropology and Archaeology
Economics
Law
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology and Social Work
Social Sciences -- Other
Communications
Home Economics
Library and Archival Sciences

Link to Table giving Eligible Disciplines, Due Dates, and Contact Persons at the Board of Regents for 2005-06
Requests for Proposals (RFP's) for 2005 will be available soon on the web site of the Board of Regents, under Sponsored Programs.

GROUP II - ELIGIBLE TO APPLY IN FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007

Agricultural Sciences

Arts

Arts - History, Theory, and Criticism
Arts - Performance and Studio
Arts - Other
Earth/Environmental Sciences
Engineering A (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, etc.)

Health and Medical Sciences Includes:

Audiology and Speech Pathology
GROUP III - ELIGIBLE TO APPLY IN FISCAL YEAR  2007-2008

Business
Chemistry
Education, including Literacy**

Education -- Other  Includes:

Bilingual/Crosscultural Education
Educational Media
Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language
Mathematics
Physics/Astronomy

 
Forms

To download the complete list of  Board of Regents Support Fund Eligible Disciplines in Adobe Acrobat format, click here

If you don't have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, you may  download it here:

The following links will provide information and forms for the Traditional Enhancement program for 2004-2005:

Requests for Proposals (RFP's) for 2005 will be available soon on the Board of Regents web site, under Sponsored Programs.


 
Deadlines (2004) for the Traditional Enhancement Program:
Proposals Due in University Research: Friday, October 10, 2004
Proposals Due at Board of Regents:  Friday, October 24, 2004
Eligible Disciplines for the Graduate Fellows Program

Academic Units eligible are noted in RED:

Group I - Eligible Every Year

Health/Medical Sciences

    Audiology and Speech Pathology
Group II - Eligible to apply in 2005-06
 

Agriculture
Business
Education, including Literacy
Mathematics

Group III - Eligible to apply in 2003-2004, 2006-2007, 2007- 2008

Arts:

Arts - History, Theory, and Criticism
Arts - Performance and Studio
Arts - Other
Humanities:
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
History
Philosophy
Humanities -- Other
Social Sciences:
Anthropology and Archaeology
Economics
Law
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology and Social Work
Social Sciences -- Other
Communications
Home Economics
Library and Archival Sciences


 
Forms

The following links will provide information and forms for the Graduate Fellows Program:  (Forms are 2003-2004 versions)


 
Deadlines for the Graduate Fellows Program:
Proposals Due in University Research: Approximately 2 weeks before they are due at the Regents
Proposals Due at the Board of Regents: November 14, 2004 (tentative) - Deadline for receipt of proposals in the Regents' office


Regents ATLAS Program for Scholarly and Creative Projects in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. 


From the ATLAS Request for Proposals:

The Regents Awards To Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS) Program provides support for major scholarly and artistic productions with potential to have a broad impact on a regional and/or national level. These activities will contribute to
the Support Fund’s comprehensive objective of strengthening the educational, artistic, and research bases of Louisiana institutions. The proposed activities should enable the applicant to seek publication and/or presentation of the supported work within a limited period of time.

The primary focus of this program is on the scholarly and/or artistic merit of the proposed work. Applicants should describe their projects in terms of their necessity, importance, originality, and likelihood to have an impact on a broad academic and/or artistic community.

ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES: The Board will support activities related to the completion of an important artistic or scholarly work. The emphasis of this program is on the completion of substantive works, such as major fine art exhibitions, significant works of fiction, poetry, film, and drama, and scholarly monographs.  Under unique circumstances and with strong justification, projects leading to the publication of
substantial journal articles will be considered. The program does not provide support for early-stage research or data-gathering, or for completion of minor
creative or scholarly projects.  The program provides support for the production of
original works of art, but does not offer funding for performance or presentation activities not linked to the completion of an original work of art. Performances of
plays, musical compositions, and choreographed works, as well as presentations of artistic works not completed by an awardee as part of the Board of Regents program, are not eligible.

ELIGIBLE DISCIPLINES: All projects in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences are eligible. Potential applicants should reference the Taxonomy of Disciplines contained in Appendix I of this RFP for subdisciplines included in these three broad categories.  All applicants to this program must be guaranteed by their institutions a minimum of one semester of sabbatical leave and/or academic or research leave with pay and a formal assurance from the institution must be submitted with the proposal. If the submitting institution permits this leave to be provided as institutional match, this must be documented on the proposal’s budget page.
Additional cost sharing on the part of the institution or external agencies is strongly encouraged, but not required. Potential applicants and university officials should note that institutional cost-sharing commitments are not taken lightly, either by the
peer review panels of out-of-state experts who evaluate proposals or by the Board which makes final funding decisions.  For this reason, the Board of Regents strongly suggests institutions of higher education make only those commitments
that they can realistically meet.  Applicants and their fiscal agents should be aware that costsharing and matching commitments of any kind (e.g., private sector, federal, institutional) which are pledged in the proposal must be honored in full if the proposal is funded at the requested level. Depending upon consultants’ recommendations, matching commitment s may have to be honored in full even if the award level is reduced. Support Fund money will not be forwarded until
appropriate written assurances of all matches and cost sharing

The Request for Proposals and the necessary application forms are now available.
Download the Request for Proposals
in Adobe Acrobat PDF here.
Download the Application Forms in Microsoft Word form  here
.



Supporting Electronic
Learning and Essential
Campus Transitions (SELECT)
Grants Program



AREAS OF EMPHASIS, FY 2005-2006

Special consideration will be given to projects that extend education to rural and other underserved areas, preferably those which:

1. Facilitate access to, and transfers from, two- and four-year educational institutions.  This includes development of Dual Enrollment options for K-12 students.  What opportunities are there for offering courses and programs that arise from collaborations among institutions of different academic levels?

2. Undertake the redesign of courses, using technology, that have high demand and/or those courses that create “bottlenecks” for students and faculty, particularly those in General Education or introductory level courses in majors. The redesign of courses should address the re-allocation of faculty and other instructional resources by using technology to serve more students. The program should demonstrate improvements in the costs of offering instruction, in student performance, or both. As an example, see the Program in Course Redesign (http://center.rpi.edu/). Special attention will be given to development of courses/programs designed to be delivered via handheld devices (PDA, etc.)
Does your institution have high enrollment courses that could be redesigned for
multiple smaller learning communities either on your campus or in a distributed
environment?

3. Expand the availability of General Education coursework through the Board of
Regents’ Electronic Campus (BOREC) particularly coursework targeted as a tool for Adult Learners.  In what areas could your institution strengthen its electronic offerings in General Education? By partnering with other institution(s), could you create a complete set ofintegrated General Education online course offerings?

4. Expand educational programs at state Learning Centers. Learning Centers are designated facilities in underserved areas that provide classroom space, support staff, and technology in order to enable multiple institutions to deliver academic resources to underservedpopulations. The Board of Regents’ Learning Center of Rapides Parish is an example of a Learning Center. Other Learning Centers exist; new ones are in the planning stage.  What courses and programs could best help students cross specific educational barriers to your institution and overcome obstacles to learning electronically? Does your
institution have high enrollment courses that could be redesigned for multiple smaller learning communities either on your campus or in a distributed environment?

5. Promote the professional development of Louisiana’s workforce and broader statewide efforts to address adult learning challenges as outlined in the January, 2005 Report of the Adult Learning Task Force to Governor Blanco
(http://www.laregents.org/select/files/Adult_Learning_Final_Report_Jan27a.pdf).
How can the SELECT grants program empower workforce development as
collaborative efforts between and among participating institutions or with specific sectors of the Louisiana workforce?

6. Strengthen state teacher education by offering courses and programs in regular, addon, and alternate teacher certification, and in specific areas of professional training and development.  If your institution offers a teacher preparation program, are there opportunities to coordinate with school districts in offering courses and programs toward initial, add-on, and alternate certification? Are there also opportunities for providing continuing education for teachers?

7. Eliminate unnecessarily duplicated academic programs or courses.
How can your institution take the lead to leverage the SELECT grant to empower multiple institutions to collaborate and reduce duplicated degree programs and courses? By partnering with other institutions, could you trade courses within a program to create a joint degree or certificate where there were previously two separate programs – one at each campus?

8. Establish new strategies for disseminating unique academic offerings electronically. This might include collaborative efforts with institutions in Louisiana or regionally.  What unique programs does your institution have that could be delivered statewide?  Are there programs or courses that your institution could “outsource,” host or jointly develop in collaboration with other colleges and universities in the region to meet specific Louisiana needs currently unmet?

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Only public institutions of higher education in Louisiana are eligible to submit proposals.

2. An institution may submit more than one proposal, but submissions are limited to one (1) per academic unit (college, department, Center). Proposals are generally limited to a maximum request of $50,000; however, proposals from multi-campus consortia are limited to a maximum request of
$150,000. A proposal may receive total or partial funding. Total funding available in 2005-2006 is up to $500,000. Only highest quality proposals will be funded.

3. Proposals may be of a single or multi-year design, however, funding will only be awarded for one year. Approved, multi-year proposals must reapply for subsequent year funding.

4. Specific courses and/or programs delivered electronically must be identified in the proposed project design. These new courses and/or programs will be tracked through the Board of Regents’ Distance Learning (Electronic) Course Information database.

Specific Proposal Requirements and the Proposal forms are given in the Board of Retents DEI Request for Proposals, including information and links for Electronic Submission.

Request for Proposals, pdf format

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2005.


Beginning in academic year 2004-2005, the Board of Regents will accept only electronic submission for SELECT proposals. The rationale for this event is to utilize technology to make the overall SELECT process more efficient. The online forms are designed to mirror past forms so as to lessen the potential for misunderstanding.

Final proposals are to be submitted once to the Board of Regents by the Chief Academic Officer or his/her appointee. The electronic entry system allows for editing during any time prior to the submission date/time. Once the final proposal has been submitted, the system will not allow edits. In addition, the system will not accept submissions after the stated deadline.

CONTACT PERSONNEL:

Michael Abbiatti
Associate Commissioner for Information and Learning Technology
Phone: (225) 342-4253 Fax: (225) 342-6926
E-Mail: abbiatti@regents.state.la.us

Diane Didier
Administrative Coordinator for Information and Learning Technology
Phone: (225) 342-4253 Fax: (225) 342-6926
E-mail: ddidier@regents.state.la.us

Karthik Poobalasubramanian
IT Specialist
Phone: (225) 342-4253 Fax: (225) 342-6926
E-mail: karthik@regents.state.la.us


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Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Home Page

Teacher Institutes for Advanced Study

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities anticipates funding up to 14 Teacher Institutes for Advanced Study for the summer of 2004, with at least two designed specifically for elementary school teachers.  These intensive seminars, led by university professors on both public and private campuses around the state, enrich teachers’ understanding and appreciation of the humanities subjects they teach. Teacher Institutes combine a balance of traditional methodologies and subjects with innovative and multicultural projects.

These grant-funded projects encourage permanent cooperation among educators at universities and schools, embracing the common educational mission shared by all.  The institutes are supported by the State of Louisiana, the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Downloads:
2006 Request for Proposals
2006 Guidelines

Teacher Institute Reporting & Accounting Procedures.
Payment Request Form A
Teacher Institute Expenditure Report Form B
Teacher Institute Audience Evaluation Form

Teacher Institute Independent Evaluator Form

Excerpt about the Teacher Institutes from the LEH web site:

How to Apply:

Professors interested in teaching an institute should first define a basic seminar idea; then contact the LEH office for Guidelines for Grant Programs, Special Institute Guidelines, application forms, and a sample budget.  
Deadlines:
Application Deadline:   Monday, October 3, 2005 (by 5 p.m.)
Optional Review Deadline: September 1, 2005. Note: All applicants, especially first-time applicants, are encouraged to seek technical advice prior to application deadlines by submitting a narrative and budget for the optional review deadline. Applicants who do not submit a full narrative and budget for review by September 1 are limited to requesting $30,000.
        For more information or assistance, contact:
 
Contact for the Teacher Institutes:

Jennifer A. Mitchel
Associate Director, Director of Grants

504-523-4352 x125 in New Orleans
1-800-909-7990 x125 toll-free in Louisiana

mitchel@leh.org
General LEH Address:

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
Louisiana Humanities Center at Turners' Hall
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70113-1782

General email address: lahum@leh.org

Telephone: 504.523.4352; 1.800.909.7990 (toll free in LA only)

Fax: 504.529.2358


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National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities Home Page

To go to the listing of Grant Applications and Deadlines for all NEH Grant Applications (includes downloadable forms in .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format

The National Endowment for the Humanities 2005 Summer Stipends Program

(From the NEH website): 

Summer Stipends grants provide individuals with an opportunity to pursue research in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public's understanding of the humanities. Projects should be completed during the tenure of an award or represent part of a long-term endeavor. Recipients might eventually produce scholarly articles, a monograph on a specialized subject, a book on a broad topic, an archaeological site report, a translation, an edition, a database, or other scholarly tools. 

Successful applicants will receive an outright grant of $5,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing.

Summer Stipends awards cannot be used for:

  • research for doctoral dissertations or theses by students enrolled in a degree program
  • specific policy studies or educational or technical impact assessments
  • preparing or publishing textbooks
  • studying teaching methods or theories, surveys of courses and programs, or preparing institutional curricula
  • creating inventories of collections
Nomination of college and university faculty

Faculty members teaching full-time at colleges and universities must be nominated by their institutions to apply for a Summer Stipend. Applications should be submitted online by faculty only after they have been nominated. 

Each college and university in the United States and its jurisdictions may nominate two faculty members.  Of the two, at least one should be a junior nominee. Applicants who hold the rank of instructor or assistant professor or who are at comparably early stages of their careers will be considered junior nominees. Those holding the rank of associate professor or professor will be considered senior nominees. 

Each institution should announce its nominating procedures to all prospective applicants. Those wishing to apply should become familiar with their institution's nomination procedures before the October 1 application deadline. 

A nominating official, usually an academic vice president or dean, should be designated by each institution. After NEH receives an application from an individual who requires nomination, the nominating official will receive an e-mail from NEH asking them to confirm the applicant's nomination. 

To Access the Guidelines for Summer Stipends

Starting August 1, 2004 and until October 1, 2004, NEH will accept applications for Summer Stipends electronically. These guidelines describe the program and how to prepare an online application. 

Deadline:
October 1, 2004
Notification: Applicants will be notified by letter in late March  2005.
Project Tenure: can begin May 1, 2005
       
     
     

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The Fulbright Scholar Program
(Click here to go to the Fulbright Web Site)

Fulbright grants are made to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Since the program’s inception, more than 85,000 U.S. Fulbrighters have traveled abroad to lecture or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields ranging from journalism and urban planning to music, philosophy and zoology. More than 144,000 foreign citizens have come to the United States under Fulbright auspices. 

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) assists in the administration of the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals. 

The Fulbright Program encompasses a variety of exchange programs, including those for faculty and professionals. A brief explanation of and link to each program is provided below.

Fulbright Program Brochure

U.S. Scholar Programs

  • Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program: The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad to 140 countries each year for two months to an academic year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Please Note: Although the August 1, 2004 deadline has been extended for some awards for 2005-2006, those awards are closing on a daily basis. Be sure to contact the appropriate program officer before applying.

  • Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program: The Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program awards are among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Most awards are in Western Europe, although a few are available in Canada and Russia. Deadline: May 1, 2004

  • Fulbright Senior Specialists Program: The Fulbright Senior Specialists Program provides short-term Fulbright grants of two to six weeks. Activities offer U.S. faculty and professionals opportunities to collaborate on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning and a variety of other activities. Rolling Deadline

  • Fulbright New Century Scholars Program: Thirty top academics and professionals collaborate for a year on a topic of global significance. For 2004-2005, the research theme is "Toward Equality: The Global Empowerment of Women." Deadline: December 15, 2003

  • Fulbright Alumni Initiatives Awards Program: The AIA program offers small institutional grants to Fulbright alumni to continue or develop projects that will link their home and host institutions. Deadline: February 16, 2004

  • Fulbright International Education Administrators Program: U.S international education administrators are invited to apply for two- to three-week summer seminars in Germany, Japan or Korea. Deadline: November 1, 2004

  • Fulbright German Studies Seminar Program: The topic for the 2005 seminar is "Current Trends in Contemporary German Literature." What was once a summer seminar for German specialists only has in recent years become an interdisciplinary experience for specialists and non-specialists alike. Deadline: November 1, 2004 
Fulbright (Non-U.S.) Visiting Scholar Programs
  • Fulbright Visiting Non-U.S. Scholar Program: This program is for non-U.S. scholars interested in applying for research/lecturing grants in the United States.

  • Fulbright Specialists Program
    Fulbright Visiting Specialists Program: Direct Access to the Muslim World: This new program will support 20-25 grants for visits of between two and six weeks by scholars and professionals from abroad who are former Fulbrighters to American institutions that desire to enrich understanding and knowledge of Islamic, Middle Eastern and South Asian societies and cultures. Contact CIES for future competition

  • Visiting Scholar Occasional Lecturer Program (OLP): Provides support for scholars and professionals who are already in the United States on Fulbright grants to visit other campuses for the purpose of guest lecturing. Individual faculty, departments, and institutions are encouraged to contact scholars directly; scholars apply to CIES for reimbursement of their round-trip transportation costs.

  • Worldwide Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence (SIR) Program: Brings visiting scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities for one semester or one academic year. The program is especially appropriate for small liberal arts colleges, minority-serving institutions, and community colleges, many of which do not often have the opportunity to host visiting scholars. Deadline: September 15, 2004

  • European Union Scholar-In-Residence (EU SIR) Program: The purpose of the Fulbright European Union Scholar-in-Residence Program is to strengthen expertise in European Union affairs by bringing to U.S. campuses scholars from the European Union. Deadline: September 15, 2004

Pre-Doctoral Fellowships are offered to U.S. and foreign graduate students and graduating seniors. Nearly 800 Americans are studying abroad with either full or partial support from the Fulbright Program. Similar awards are offered each year to foreign graduate students for support at U.S. universities. 

The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program was established in 1979 to bring accomplished mid-career professionals from developing countries to the United States at a mid-point in their careers for a year of study and related professional experiences. Fellows are selected on the basis of their potential for national leadership in the fields of public administration and public policy analysis, public health, agricultural development and planning and resource management. 

The Educational Partnerships Program, formerly the College and University Affiliations Program, promotes  educational reform, economic development, civil society, and mutual understanding through cooperation between U.S. colleges and universities and foreign post-secondary institutions. Partnerships may focus on disciplines in the social, political and economic sciences; public administration; the humanities; business; economics; law; journalism and communications; public health policy and administration; library science; and educational administration. The programs are administered by the Humphrey Fellowships and Institutional Linkages Branch of the Office of Global Educational Programs. 

The Fulbright VIsiting Scholar Program awarded grants in the folllowing disciplines of interest to Liberal Arts in 2003-2004:
American History
American Literature
Anthropology and Archaeology 
Architecture and Urban Planning 
Area Studies 
Art 
Art History 
Communications and Journalism 
Creative Writing 
Education 
Geography
History (Non-U.S.)
Language and Literature(Non-U.S.) 
Linguistics 
Medical Sciences 
Music 
Open to Many Disciplines or any Field 
Philosophy 
Political Science 
Religious Studies 
Scoiology and Social Work 
TEFL/Applied Linguistics 
Theater and Dance

To get a list of all available disciplines, with links to information about each discipline, click here.
Application Deadlines
(from the CIES web site)

To download and/or view application information and forms for the Fulbright Scholars Program, click here.

August 1, 2004:  The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program (Although the August 1, 2004 deadline has been extended for some awards for 2004-2005, those awards are closing on daily basis. Be sure to contact the appropriate program officer before applying.

Deadlines are listed with the program descriptions, above.

Complete applications (click here for Application Checklist) must be received at CIES by the deadline dates indicated above or by the following Monday if the deadline falls on a weekend.

Applicants interested in submitting an application after the deadline for the award or program has passed must first contact CIES staff to determine the prospects for submitting a late application. Please check the online awards catalog for updated information on awards that remain available.



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