Dean of the Faculty

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IV. D.1. FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUNDS: STILLMAN DRAKE FUND

(Source: Office of the Dean of the Faculty, August 1998)

Please note that there is only one grant period (November 1-May 31) from the Stillman Drake Fund and that support for projects you would like to undertake in the spring needs to be requested by the middle of October. As usual, requests for support for summer projects (June 1-August 31) will be solicited separately in May.

Appropriate categories of use for the Stillman Drake Fund are similar to those of the Summer Research Fund and include, but are not limited to, purchase of equipment, computer hardware or software, books, or other resources for research or scholarship; scholarly or research-related travel, other than to meetings in the US; travel to meetings abroad; support for student assistants; assistance for professional society activities, such as carrying out specific projects or serving as an officer; attendance at workshops or seminars for scholarly or curricular development; support for professional visitors to enhance Reed faculty's teaching or scholarship; secretarial assistance for the preparation of manuscripts; and support for interlibrary loan and document delivery.

Decisions are based upon the justification for the request, appropriateness in the context of the faculty member's work, availability of other sources of funds, and timeliness of the project. Awards from the Stillman Drake Development Fund are considered to be more competitive than those from the Summer Research Fund.

A brief summary report is to be turned in to the Dean's office at the end of the project. Previous recipients of Dean's funds must submit a summary report before applying for another award.

The deadline for submission is typically mid-October, and awards are announced in early November.

Please note that requests for computer hardware should follow a discussion with Marianne Colgrove (extension 7792) regarding your computing needs. Purchase and service of all computers are governed by CIS policy. Computers may not be requested out of Summer Research Funds.

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