Dee Grant Awards
Application Deadline: January 25, 2013
Download the Application Form: Dee Application 12-13
The Thomas D. Dee II Endowment was established to provide funds for the improvement of teaching in the College of Fine Arts and the College of Humanities at the University of Utah. The Council of Dee Fellows, a representative group of faculty members nominated by the Colleges and elected by the Council, distributes income from the endowment annually in the form of grants.
The Council of Dee Fellows is now inviting applications for Dee Grant Awards. Funding for grants awarded in the 2012-13 funding cycle will be for the next academic year (2013-14). The Dee Council invites applications from individual faculty or small groups of faculty for projects with broad impact on teaching and/or curriculum, at either the undergraduate or the graduate level. Projects funded in recent years have ranged from $1,000 to $12,600.
Aims of proposals that are fundable
The Council invites applications for projects that enhance effectiveness in teaching, positively impact departmental or college curricula, or promote innovative interdisciplinary educational programs. Proposals must explain their direct benefit to students or the student experience. Proposals must also include a description of the long-term benefit to teaching and learning. The Council has approved funding for a variety of projects, including: faculty and T.A. training in new teaching techniques; development of interdisciplinary curricula; visits and workshops conducted by scholars, performers, artists, and master teachers, as well as travel to acquire course-related information. (Synopses of proposals recently funded are listed at the following link: 2008-2013 Grant Awards.)
Who may apply?
Proposals are invited from regular or auxiliary faculty members (50% or more F.T.E.) who hold an appointment in the College of Fine Arts or the College of Humanities. Proposals may be submitted by individuals or groups, and they may involve faculty members from other colleges. While the Dee Council will consider multiple proposals on which an applicant’s name appears (as sole author or co-author), only one grant per applicant per funding cycle may be funded. The Council will not consider a new application from an author or co-author until final reports from previous grants awarded by the Dee Council are submitted. All collaborative writers of the proposals should be listed as co-applicants. The Council encourages, and will give preference to, proposals that put forward new projects rather than revising previously funded projects. Applicants may apply for additional funding, such as a University Teaching Grant, to help cover items that are outside the scope of a Dee Grant. However, applicants may not receive multiple awards for overlapping portions of the same project.
Guidelines for applicants
Within the proposal you must carefully explain how the project advances the aims of the Dee Grant program. (See Part I.2.a, of the application). Be sure to clarify the anticipated results and value of your project. If your proposal involves travel funds, please note that only University of Utah approved travel per diem amounts will be reimbursed. The per diem rates can be viewed on the University of Utah Travel Office Website. The proposal budget must include detailed information on the requested funds. If the proposal includes a visiting artist/lecturer, a detailed description of the visitor’s qualifications, associated fees, and role must be included.
There are a variety of items not ordinarily funded, including (but not limited to) the following:
- Items that are more logically funded by departmental or college budgets
- Salaries or other funding to meet staffing needs
- Costs associated with receptions/refreshments
- Library materials that would otherwise be funded by library acquisitions. Before the funding of library-type materials will be considered, applicants must first request the purchase of these materials from the appropriate University of Utah library. If the library declines your purchase request, include with your application the letter from library acquisitions declining the request.
- Student tuition
- Publication of faculty creative/scholarly work
Award Announcement and Reporting Requirements
Awards will be announced in April 2013. The funding period is July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014. Those faculty members receiving funding are required to submit a final report by June 30, 2014. The final report will include a summary of the outcome of the project, any relevant documentation (CD, DVD, video, transcripts, articles, etc.) and a completed budget sheet showing an itemized list of the actual expenses as compared to the funds awarded. Funds not accounted for must be returned to the Dee Council; monies spent in excess of the grant amount must be assumed by the PI, the department and/or outside sources of funding.
How to apply
Only fully completed applications received by the deadline will be considered. The application deadline is Friday, January 25, 2013, by 5:00 p.m. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Download the Application Form: Dee Application 12-13
Submit one hard copy of the completed application to:
Council of Dee Fellows
c/o College of Fine Arts
And one electronic copy to:
Current Council members are willing to consult with applicants in the preparation of their proposals.
Department of Art & Art History
Department of Communication
Department of Languages & Literature
Department of Modern Dance
Department of History
Department of Linguistics
Brenda Van der Wiel
Department of Theatre