Call for Applications
Mark L. Sosower Fund
to support faculty research travel
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for support for research travel as called for in the terms of the Mark L. Sosower Fund. The purpose of the fund is:
To provide support for faculty travel for research. Awards will be available to all CHASS faculty. Awards will be made by a committee, to be chaired by the head of the Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures
A review committee has been formed, consisting of Dr. Ruth Gross, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and chair of this committee, Drs. Martha Crowley (Sociology and Anthropology), Akram Khater (History, Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies), and Shevaun Neupert (Psychology). Dr. Tom Birkland, Associate Dean for Research and Engagement, will staff the committee, but is not a member.
The committee seeks applications for support for research and scholarly travel. This call for applications is not for conference travel. Rather, the fund was intended to assist faculty in funding travel for doing research and scholarship, including but not limited to fieldwork, visits to libraries and archives, and similar research-related travel expenses. We will consider funding to work with collaborators, although such proposals will need to be well justified. We will not fund visits to research funders under this call—the college will soon inaugurate a separate program for this.
Priority will be given to projects that show high scholarly promise, and for which travel is a necessary element of the research or scholarship. Such funds will not be granted to faculty with existing external or internal funding. Scholars who have applied for this year’s round of SRA’s are eligible to apply, and may be funded through one program or the other, but not both.
How to apply: