The ACM-Mellon Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) Project has issued a special call for pre-proposals for grants to support collaborative events and research by faculty at ACM colleges. The deadline for pre-proposals is November 15, 2011.
ACM FaCE Project
Special Call for
With this final funding cycle, ACM hopes to build on the momentum already generated by the FaCE Project and explore new avenues for working together. Through this special call, funding is available to support cross-disciplinary and cross-campus work in three categories:
- Collaborative research, especially projects demonstrating new models for collaboration among faculty and students or among faculty from different colleges and/or disciplines;
- Collaborative events for faculty that engage substantive research topics, foster best practices in teaching, or increase internationalization at ACM colleges; and
- Presentations at conferences and workshops by faculty who have already received FaCE grants to disseminate the results of their projects to audiences beyond ACM.
Unlike in previous FaCE grant cycles, this call for pre-proposals will use a two-stage selection process aimed at optimizing the remaining funds based on the potential future impact for the colleges and the consortium.
First, interested faculty will submit pre-proposals, by November 15, consisting of brief, one-page outlines of their project ideas and approximate budgets. The FaCE Steering Committee will review the pre-proposals and then request detailed, full proposals from the most promising entries based on the soundness of the proposed plan, the impact the project will have on promoting collaboration within the consortium, and the impact on the broader higher education community.
With generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Phase II of the FaCE Project has awarded over $400,000 in grants during the past three years, with the goal of fostering and enhancing rich collaboration within the ACM. The results and resources from many of these projects can be viewed on the newly re-designed ACM-SERC website.