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Oct 08, 2012


What does it mean to "write-on-site"? Coined by Kerry Ann Rockquemore, Write-on-Site is a program where faculty can come together to work on their particular projects for two hours at least once a week. Although people are working on their own projects, writing together in one place can provide the accountability of showing up, cultivate the sense that we are part of a community of writers, and help create that energy buzz that comes from being around others who are doing the same thing. During Fall 2012, the Faculty Development office (1116 Booth Library) will be open for Write-on-Site from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays. Check in, grab a cup of tea or coffee, and start working. There is space to work either in the office or in Booth Library's hidden treasure, the Faculty Reading Room. For more information, please contact the Faculty Development office at 581-7051 or by email at

KRISHNA THOMAS, Assistant Director, Faculty Development
Posted: Aug 20, 2012

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Council is prepared to accept applications from undergraduates and their faculty mentors for research/creative activity grants for Spring 2013. The grants are each in the amount of $500 to the student and $250 for the faculty mentor. The student applications and faculty forms are available on the Honors College website. Any EIU undergraduate student enrolled in the current semester with a minimum GPA of 3.0 may apply. The closing date for all applications is noon Friday, Oct. 19. The recipients of these grants will be notified in November. Please contact the Honors Office at 581-2017 for further information.

JOHN P. STIMAC, Dean, Honors College
Posted: Aug 31, 2012

Dagni Bredesen (English) presented the paper "'When a man would be too clumsy': Domestic Surveillance, Homeland Security, and the Victorian Female Detective/Spy" at the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) annual conference, held in Madison, Wisc., Sept. 27-30.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Council on Faculty Research would like to congratulate the faculty members who have received Academic Year 2012-2013 Council on Faculty Research Awards. The Council received 18 grant proposals. The College of Arts and Humanities submitted three proposals, and two were funded; the College of Business and Applied Sciences submitted 1.5 proposals; the College of Sciences submitted 14.5 proposals, and eight were funded. Faculty members receiving awards are Gary Bulla, biological sciences; Jill Deppe, biological sciences; Christopher Hanlon, English; Doug Klarup, chemistry; Mark McGuire, chemistry; Andrew Methven, bological sciences; Stephen Mullin, biological sciences; Britto Nathan, biological sciences; Henry Owen, biological sciences; and Lee Patterson, history.

BOB CHESNUT, Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Oct 08, 2012

In accordance with the 2012-2016 EIU-UPI Unit A agreement, Summer Research and Creative Activity Awards will once again be available this year. The awards are for research and creative activity projects conducted between the end of the spring semester and Aug. 31, 2013, by tenured/tenure track faculty in Bargaining Unit A. Approximately 20 awards of $4,500 each in the form of personal services payments will be granted. Faculty who wish to apply for funding should hand-deliver one copy of their proposal to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, 1102 Blair Hall, no later than noon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Researchers who have previously received a CFR grant and/or Summer Research and Creative Activity Award should make sure a progress/final report is on file for each award in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. To obtain a copy of the application materials, please visit our website. Applicants should make sure they use the most current application forms. If you have any questions, please contact Brad Green in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 217-581-2125 or

BOB CHESNUT, Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Oct 08, 2012

Proposals for grants from the Proposal Initiative Fund (PIF) are due by noon on May 8, 2013. The purpose of the PIF is to support projects with potential to lead to significant external funding. Eligible projects include -- but are not limited to -- research, creative activity, service, curriculum development, and outreach. All university personnel are welcome to apply for PIF grants. For complete program guidelines and application instructions, click here.

BOB CHESNUT, Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Oct 08, 2012


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