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2014 Faculty Retreat | Research Proposal Competition


Office of the Provost
Fax: 202-885-2173
Leonard, Room Lower Level

Bass, Scott A.

Office of the Provost
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8061

The Faculty Retreat will close on Saturday, October 11 with a Research Proposal Competition -- the winning proposal will receive a $5000 grant from the Office of the Provost to apply to the proposed project. Here are the ground rules:

Submission Deadline: October 7, 2014 11:59 PM EDT 

Proposal Submission: Email Denise Wilkerson 

Proposal Guidelines:  

  • Must be collaborative with at least one other AU faculty member, from same or different academic unit  
  • Future new work or further development of existing work is preferred  
  • Grants may be used for contracting for special expertise, student research assistance, or for travel associated with the project  
  • Planning proposals are welcome especially if the project might grow to AU 2030 stature  
  • Length of proposal must be no more than 5 pages
  • At least one of the co-authors must be registered and present at the retreat on Saturday. 

Proposal Initial Review: The Faculty Retreat Planning committee, made up of individuals from all academic units on campus, will review all proposals and narrow the field to no more than 5.  

Presentation: On Saturday at lunch, in a Ted-talk style, one of the co-authors of the proposals successful in the initial review will present the oral justification of their project in no more than 5 minutes.  

Voting: Voting will be done at the conclusion of the presentations by the faculty present. 

Good Luck! Please direct questions to Jim Goldgeier (x1630) or Nancy Davenport (x3235)

The top six research proposals are linked below:
Aging in Changing Places
Cellular Memory of Obesity
Gender, Sanitation and Development
Lactams as Neuroprotective Agents
Socio-Cultural Aspects of Ebola in Sierra Leone
Video Games to Boost and Meet Enlistment Goals