The Walter Williams Craigie Teaching Endowment has been established to support and sustain faculty research, teaching and other scholarly activity by providing funds on a competitive basis. Mr. Craigie’s goal in establishing the endowment was to ensure the academic vitality of the faculty. Awards will be given to activity which exceeds expected course development for faculty members. The College’s goal is to carry out Mr. Craigie’s wishes in a way that will also stand as a distinguished tribute to the donor.
A faculty member who has received previous support from the Craigie Endowment is not eligible to re-apply for at least one year after the termination date of the earlier award except in the case of publication costs.
Funds for projects selected will revert to the Walter Williams Craigie Grant program if for any reason the project is not begun within six months of the scheduled date. Projects may not begin earlier than June 1, 2015.
A request to fund publication costs will be considered when finances are available, but only after a work has been accepted for publication. To be considered for funding, a publication must have been prepared with the aid of a previous Craigie Grant; all reasonable efforts must have been made to obtain outside funding; and, where appropriate, a reduction in publication costs must have been negotiated.
No award will exceed $6500, with a maximum stipend of $1,250 per month per person for full-time research.
Applicants for Craigie grants should also consult the General Guidelines for Faculty Grants for further details on proposal preparation.
The deadline for receipt of proposals in the Provost's Office is January 31, 2015. Electronic submissions are acceptable.