1. Reduced Teaching Load for Preparing Grant Proposals
The Department Chair, with the consultation of the Executive Committee, may grant (in any year) a one course reduction in teaching responsibility for individual faculty in order to provide free time for the development of a research proposal.
The course reduction may be granted under the following conditions:
- At least six quarters of RA support for sociology graduate students are requested in the proposal budget
- the likelihood of funding (as judged by the Chair and Executive Committee) is high
- the faculty member's teaching load would not be reduced to less than 50% of his/her FTE by this action.
Given the high student demand for Department courses, the Chair may grant a total of only two requests per year.
In support of such a request, the faculty member should provide a summary of the proposal to be developed, describing:
- the basic research problem to be addressed
- the general strategy of the research (including the basic research design)
- the number and roles of the RA's
- the potential funding source
- the approximate direct costs in the budget
- the rough dates of the grant period, if funded.
2. Course Buyouts
Course buyouts on grants are typically 25% of the academic year salary.