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Towson Academy of Scholars Accepting Applications

The Towson Academy of Scholars (TAS) is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The Academy’s purpose is to advance newly-appointed faculty research.  All tenure-track Assistant Professors or Librarians I and II, who have been at Towson three years or less, are eligible to apply.  All academic disciplines are welcome.

The committee will select up to three scholars for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Applications will be reviewed by the TU TAS Committee Members.  Successful applicants will each receive a $1,000 stipend to support their research and present their findings to the University community in a public setting during the Fall of 2018.

To apply, send an updated curriculum vitae and a two-page research proposal (not including cover page or citations) via email to: TAS Chair, Mary W. Carter, Ph.D., at: mcarter@towson.edu

Submit the application as a single PDF or Word document, using your last name in the file name for tracking purposes.  Only electronic applications will be accepted.  Submission Deadline:  Applications must be received by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on April 19, 2017.  

Proposal Instructions :  The review committee is comprised of one faculty member from each college at TU.  Strive for a broadly accessible narrative that describes project goals, objectives, approach, and outcomes to a multidisciplinary team of reviewers.

Page 1:  Title Page and Author Information (one page).

Pages 2-3:  Project Narrative and Specific Aims (not to exceed two pages).  In this section, provide an introduction to the problem or describe the intellectual or artistic contribution of the proposed work.  Be sure to explain the specific aims and major project goals, and provide a clear, rational and strong motivation for the project.  Provide a brief and succinct overview of how your project will meet its goals.  In describing any research methods or discipline-specific approaches, avoid technical jargon.  Describe any expected outcomes and products from the work, as well as the significance of these in terms of major contributions to your professional field.  Clarify how this project extends your scholarship, how the work builds upon previous efforts and how it will assist you in developing a record of scholarship at TU.

Page 3:  References cited in project narrative.

Page 4 and following:  CV (full length).