Research Assignment Applications due Sept. 5 at midnight

Posted on August 12, 2022

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To: Tenured Faculty, College of Arts & Sciences

This year’s Research Assignment applications for 2023-2024 will be using the online InfoReady system. The InfoReady program is very user friendly and is the program that ORE is now using for all of the funding programs that it oversees. The link to apply is: The documents hyperlinked to this message provide detailed instructions on how the applications must be prepared and describe the College’s review process. Please follow these instructions closely. If you have any questions about the preparation of your application, feel free to contact Associate Dean for Research Amy Adamson. Please note that according to Item 10 on page 5 of the CAS Policies on Research Assignments, Fellowships, and Off-campus Assignments: “Faculty who accept a JOCA under this policy must wait four years before they are eligible for the University’s program of research assignments for tenured faculty. That is, eight semesters must elapse between the end of a JOCA under this policy and the start of a Research assignment under the policy for tenured faculty.” This means that recently promoted Associate Professors who held a JOCA in Fall 18/Spring 19 are eligible to apply for a research assignment for 2023-24. If you have questions about the University’s Research Assignment policy you can access the policy here.

Completed applications using InfoReady must be submitted to your department head for review no later than Monday, September 5th. Department Heads will submit the application along with their recommendation letter no later than Monday, September 19th. Applications will be reviewed by the College Committee on Research Assignments who will establish a ranking that I will use to determine my recommendations to the Provost. The number of Research Assignments that I can recommend will be very limited this year due to budgetary constraints. I also have asked department heads to provide most or all of the resources needed to support these research assignments. We look forward to the receipt of your applications.

Dr. John Z. Kiss, Dean

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