Proposal Guidelines

Proposed projects can vary widely, and may include conferences and faculty seminars, seed funding for pilot studies for larger grant applications, and individual scholarly work, such as books and creative activities. All proposals must include a budget, brief timeline for the work, and a method for measuring the success of the project. The funding cap for 2024-2025 proposals is $6000.

View the Fall 2024 Call for Proposals

Dates and Deadlines

Proposals for Spring 2024 will be due by midnight, March 8th, 2024 at 11:59pm. Applications should be submitted by email to Greg Szulczewski ( as a Microsoft Word or PDF file (preferred). Applicants will receive an email indicating that their proposals have been received.

Funded applications may begin immediately, or the start date may be delayed for up to one year. All proposed work should be completed within one year; in certain circumstances, six-month extensions may be granted.

Selection Criteria

Points the committee will consider during the review, if applicable for the project

  • Potential to enhance scholarship or creative activity
  • Clear plan for the work
  • Guided by a compelling question or creative idea
  • Leads to new directions for faculty applicant
  • Leads to outside funding
  • Intelligibly written for non-specialist
  • Innovative, daring, novel
  • Interdisciplinary, if appropriate for the project
  • Could not be done without this funding
  • Have an impact on the College broadly
  • Enhance reputation of the College of Arts and Sciences beyond the college

If previously funded by CARSCA, a report on the former project’s outcome must be submitted or referenced (if already submitted).

Final Report

Upon completion of the project, the successful applicant(s) must submit a written report describing the results of the project and evaluating its success using the metric proposed in the application.