Deadline: Proposals due for 2013 Nelson Schwab Chairs "Say Yes" Fund
The Institute for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Nelson Schwab Chairs “Say Yes” Fund. Thanks to a generous gift from Nelson Schwab III, former chair of UNC’s Board of Trustees, the IAH will have a minimum of $50,000 to make available to chairs of departments in the arts, humanities and qualitative social sciences. Proposals for the 2014 calendar year are due November 15, 2013.
Nov 15, 2013
from 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM
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About the Fund
- A list of eligible departments in the College is available HERE.
- Proposals that attend to the collective good of the department will be favored over proposals that focus on individual faculty members. But the most important criterion will be the contribution to the improvement of the department along any of several dimensions: academic quality, enhanced pedagogy, improved morale, developing a strategic plan, etc. Thus, support for key faculty falls within the purview of this fund.
- Chairs may develop their proposals in any way they choose, but using this opportunity as the occasion for canvassing the department’s faculty about its needs and wishes is encouraged. This process can serve as a way for departments to articulate those needs, and for the College to hear them.
- “Say Yes” funds may be used to address retention issues. Chairs who request funds for this purpose should support their reasons for requesting funds with documented evidence of outside offers or approaches to key UNC faculty from other universities. The appropriate Senior Associate Dean will assess each case individually and in the context of the value of the retention to the collective good of the department.