Due date: Applications due to the grants@nmu.edu email and department (evaluation committee) the at the end of the first week of either fall or winter classes.

 

Per the current AAUP contract, Article 6, applications for Reassigned Time are intended to describe the scholarly activities and intended outcomes of the reassigned time (away from course(s)). The Contract outlines the due date processes as such: Applications are do the the department (evaluation committee) for review at the end of the first week of the academic semester. The departments/committees evaluate and rank proposals, with rankings and proposals due to the Faculty Grants Committee (via grants@nmu.edu) at the end of the third week. The Faculty Grants Committee evaluates and announces recommendations by the end of the fifth week of the academic semester.

Application Instructions | Past Awards

Award Synopsis

The purpose of these awards is to support faculty scholarship, which is broadly defined as problem solving through conceptual means that can be evaluated and presented to others.  Scholarship involves one or more of the four forms: 1) Discovery; 2) Integration; 3) Application; 4) Teaching. Applicants should determine a specified scholarly goal they wish to achieve, considering the impact of said scholarly goal as well as the potential for future development of scholarly outcome from various external sponsored support resources.

Sample proposals can be viewed here(Please note that the guidelines and submission process have changed since these proposals were submitted.)

Eligibility

Any tenured, tenure-earning faculty or continuing contract status member may apply for a reassigned time award, with each award not to exceed four (4) load credits, to support scholarly activity. Normally, a faculty member will apply for one (1) award per semester, but a faculty member may apply for up to two (2) awards per semester. An individual may be granted up to three (3) reassigned time awards in a five (5) year period. If an award recipient fails to submit a final report for a previous reassigned time award, the applicant may not apply for a new reassigned time award for at least one year from the submission date of the belated final report.

Submission Instructions

Email a single PDF document including all proposal elements (discussed below) to grants@nmu.edu. Note faculty applicants are responsible for obtaining appropriate department head and dean signature on the cover sheet.  Electronic signatures on the cover sheet are acceptable.


Process:

End of First Week of Semester - A single PDF document with all proposal elements discussed below must be submitted to grants@nmu.edu by the end of the first week of class in that semester. The Grants Office will coordinate with each department for departmental evaluation and ranking.

End of Third Week of Semester - Departmental committee sends ranked evaluations of applications to Faculty Grants Committee. 

End of Fifth Week of Semester - The Faculty Grants Committee will make recommendations for awards, which will be announced by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. 

Award Information

Award duration is limited to one academic semester. Apply in the fall for reassigned time during the following winter. Apply in the winter for reassigned time during the following fall. Awards will correspond to release time of one-to-four (1-4) load credits. Generally a faculty member will apply for one award per semester, but applications for two awards per semester will be considered.

Application Instructions

The application consists of (1) a cover sheet that must be signed by the appropriate department head and dean; (2) a project abstract (250 words or less), (3) a narrative that includes responses to the questions listed in the Narrative Body (below), (4) references cited/bibliography; and (5) applicable appendices. The abstract, narrative, and appendices should be combined into a single PDF document and emailed to grants@nmu.edu.  Hard copies of the cover sheet are acceptable if submitted by the designated due date, and electronic signatures are acceptable.

It is helpful to look over the evaluation criteria on the evaluation form. Proposals will be evaluated based up scholarly significance, guided by these proposal requirements. Proposals that do not follow the guidelines will lose points.


Application Components:

Any applicant who proposes to use human subjects, or animal subjects, must have applied for approval from NMU’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) or NMU’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), respectively, prior to award application submission.  Applicants must attach a copy of the IRB or IACUC approval letter, or include a letter of confirmation of application receipt from the head of the appropriate review body, to the Reassigned Time Award Application.

  • Project abstract: 250 words or less, including a clear, concise description of proposed project need/purpose, objectives/methods and deliverable(s).
  • Narrative Format.  The narrative is limited to six double-spaced pages.  Proposals must have one-inch
    margins and be printed in Times New Roman, 12 point font size. For faculty with visual impairments, please
    contact the Grants & Contracts Office for alternative formatting guidelines.
  • Narrative Body.
    • Introduction
      • State the specific goals of the project.  Include a literature review so that the committee can understand how the project fits into the scholarship of the academic specialty.
      • Indicate if this is a new project or the continuation of an ongoing project. If this is a continued project, show how the proposed project extends the ongoing project.
      • State the projected outcomes of this project.
      • Indicate why the applicant is qualified to conduct this project. The applicant’s abbreviated curriculum vitae (2-page limit) must be included with the appendices.
      • Why should it be done? 
        • Why is this project important to your field of study?
        • Why is this project important to your department and college?
        • Why is this project important to you and your professional development?
    • Methods
      • How will the project be conducted?
      • What facilities/equipment will be required for this project?  Indicate how the necessary equipment will be obtained so that the project can be completed.
      • Provide a timetable for the stages of the project.
    • Reassigned Time
      • How much reassigned time is requested to complete this project. Range of acceptable reassigned time corresponds to one to four (1-4) load credit release per award.
      • Justify the amount of reassigned time requested.
  • Required Appendices.
        1.  List of works cited.
        2.  Abbreviated curriculum vitae (NOTE: please limit to two pages;
             a sample 2 page CV is available here).
        3.  (If applicable) Final Report from previous Reassigned Time Award(s).
        4.  (If applicable) Copy of IRB or IACUC approval letter, or letter of confirmation
             of application receipt from IRB or IACUC.
        5.  (If applicable) Permits that may be required to complete the project
             (e.g., those issued by the National Park Service, City of Marquette).

Application Evaluation

The evaluation rubric used by the Faculty Grants Committee can be downloaded here.

  • Criteria: Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:  a) scholarly significance, b) soundness of the proposed plan, and c) qualifications of the applicant.
  • Procedure:  Faculty Grant Committee members will come to the review session with preliminary ratings of the applications. While all members will read each application, one committee member will act as the lead reviewer per application. The lead reviewer will present a short summary of the application to the full committee. Following discussion, committee members may modify their rankings based on the discussion.  Ineligible applications will not be ranked. The total of all committee members’ rankings for each application will be used to determine the recommended ranking.
  • Voting Policy: Each application must be read and evaluated by at least five voting members of the Faculty Grants Committee. Committee members who have an application under consideration will be excluded from the discussion of their application. Ex officio committee members may contribute to discussions, but will not rank the applications.

Reporting

Faculty who receive a Reassigned Time Award are required to submit a final report by January 31 for Fall Semester awards and June 15 for Winter Semester awards.  The report guidelines and submission instructions can be found here.  In addition, a hard copy of the report must be submitted as part of the faculty member’s subsequent evaluation.  If an award recipient fails to submit a final report, the applicant may not apply for a new grant for at least one year from the submission date of the belated final report.

Past Awards

Winter 2022

Gabrielle McNally

Department: School of Art and Design

Project Title: Nos Disparus (Our Missing): A Documentary Film


Maria Arenillas

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: Latin American Documentary Film and Its Communities


Wendy Farkas

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Teaching Developmental Reading Within a Critical Social Justice Framework


Michelle Andriacchi

Department: School of Nursing

Project title: Animal Assisted Therapy at Northern Michigan University


Bryan Bulboz

Department: Department of Criminal Justice and Loss Prevention

Project Title: "Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder": Mental Health Problems among Former Gang Members


 

Fall 2022

- Awards have yet to be determined; check back soon! - 

Winter 2021

Marek Haltof

Department: Department of  English

Project Title: Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema: Third Edition


Lin Fang

Department: Department of Psychological Sciences

Project Title: The relationship between cognitive flexibility and emotion regulation: from laboratory to daily life


 

Fall 2021

Lin Fang

Department: Psychological Sciences

Project Title: The relationship between cognitive flexibility and emotion regulation: from laboratory to daily life


Kurt Galbreath

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Resolving a parasite's past: Genomic perspectives on the evolution of ta tapeworm species complex


Josh Carlson

Department: Department of Psychological Sciences

Project Title: Changing the way we look at climate change: Using attention training to increase attentional focus on climate change relevant images.


April Lindala

Department: Center for Native American Studies

Project Title: Practices of Indeginous Survivance in Academia: Reflections on Reimaging STEM


Michelle Andriacchi

Department: School of Nursing

Project title: Animal Assisted Therapy at Northern Michigan University


 

Winter 2020

Ryan Stock

Department: Environmental, Earth, and Geographical Sciences

Project Title: Sustaining inequality: Examining gendered labor configurations and female (dis)empowerment by solar power


Maria Arenillas

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: Indigenous Peoples of Southern Patagonia in Documentary Film: Toward a Dialectical Archive


Michael Broadway

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, And Geographical Studies

Project Title: Spaces for Consumption: The Changing Geography of Haute Cuisine Restaurants in Chicago


Caroline Krzakowski

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Paperwork: Treaties and Cold War Literature


Neil Kupper

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: French National Standards Revision and Presentation at AATF


Russell Prather

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Three Visual Art Exhibitions


Marcus Robyns

Department: Lydia M. Olson Library

Porject Title: Ithaka S-R Research Project: Teaching with Primary Sources


Jaspal Singh

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Competing Empires in South Africa and Burma: Alienation, Displacement, and Interconnections in Colonial and Postcolonial Literature


 

Fall 2020

Yan Ciupak

Department: Sociology & Anthropology

Project Title: Social Mobility and Global Migration: A Longitudinal Study of the Chinese Transnationals


Antony Aumann

Department: Department of Philosophy

Project Title: Personal Ideals, Transformations, and the Power of Art


Brent Graves

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Effects of Faculty Strikes on University Functions


Steven Hughes

Department: School of Art and Design

Project Title: Plein Air Painting for a Changing Time


Robert Whalen

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Correcting the Textual Record: New Herbert Manuscripts


Tara Foster

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: Designing and Implementing an Innovative French Curriculum


Tom Isaacson

Department: College of Business

Project Title: Four Decades of Public Relations with Major League Baseball's Longest Tenured Owner - Jerry Reinsdorf and the Chicgao White Sox


Russell Prather

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Two Solo Visual Art Exhibitions, Three Group Exhibitions and a Conference Paper


Madelyn Pawlowski

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Locating and Supporting the Developing Pedagogical Language Knowledge of College Writing Instructors

Winter 2019

Michael Broadway

Department: Environmental, Earth, and Geographical Sciences

Project Title: Food Tourism and a Sense of Place in Marquette County


Brandon Gerig

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Predicting contaminant transfer by migratory fish to the Boardman River, Michigan following dam removal AND Determining the impact of common carp on wild rice restoration in an embayment of the St. Marys River, Michigan


Brent Graves

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Analysis of Faculty Affairs Administration in US Public, Comprehensive Universities


Caroline Krzakowski

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Modernist Institutions


Diana Lafferty

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Effects of Anthropogenic Perturbations on the Gut Microbiome of Mammals: Implications for Wildlife Health, Conservation, and Management Across Diverse Ecosystems


Megan McConville

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences

Project Title: Putting Marquette on the Map; Developing a citizen/student science water quality monitoring project in Whetstone Brook and Orianna Creek


Jacquie Medina

Department: School of Health and Human Performance

Project Title: A Cluster of Essays for Modemism Modernity Print Plus


Jaspal Singh

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Being Sikh: Gender and Resistance in Contemporary Sikh Traditions


Robert Whalen

Department: Department of English

Project Title: George Herbert’s Musae Responsoriae: A Scholarly Edition


 

Fall 2019

Heather Isaacson

Department: School of Clinical Sciences

Project Title: Assessing the impact of computer-based simulations on the Inter-professional Education of Undergraduate Students


Marek Haltof

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Screen as Battlefield: Contested Memories in Central European Cinema


Matthew Frank

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Painting an Expressionless Boy: A Hybrid Book of Poetry and Micro Lyric Essays


Matthew Jennings

Department: School of Clinical Sciences

Project Title: Development of an HIV Diagnostic Assay


Nelly Kuper

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: Fast Track French


Marcus Robyns

Department: Lydia M. Olson Library

Project Title: Ithaka S-R Research Project: Teaching with Primary Sources


Neil Russell

Department: Department of Physics

Project Title: Creating the January 2020 Edition of the Data Tables for Lorentz and CPT Violation


Leah Shon

Department: Department of Criminal Justice and Loss Prevention

Project Title: Child Molesters as Volunteers: Characteristics & Justification Patterns between Non-repeat and Repeat Child Molesters within the Boy Scouts of America


Jessica Thompson

Department: College of Business

Project Title: Environmental Campaigns Textbook

Winter 2018

Catherine Bammert

Department: Clinical Sciences

Project Title: Molecular Biomarkers in Colorectal Cancer: a characterization of individual mutations, primary tumor “sidedness” and overall patient survival

Fall 2017

Kurt Galbreath

Department: Biology

Project Title: Enhancing infrastructure for biodiversity research: helping mammalogists find their inner parasitologist


Winter 2017

Gabe Logan

Department: History

Project Title: The early history of Chicago soccer 1890-1939

Fall 2016

Marguerite Moore

Department: Health and Human Performance

Project Title: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the Pediatric and Adult Populations


Winter 2016

Josh Sharp

Department: Biology

Project Title: Relationship between Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Colonization and Vaccination with a Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Adults

Fall 2015

Lesley Larkin

Department: English

Project Title: Reading in the Postgenomic Age


Fall 2015

Jon Billman

Department: English

Project Title: American Ginseng: A Novel


Winter 2015

Rachel Nye

Department: Nursing

Project Title: Oral Health Literacy Project

Fall 2014

Matt Bell

Department: English

Project Title: Scrapper: A Novel


Winter 2014

Marguerite Moore

Department: Health and Human Performance

Project Title: Neurocognitive and balance recovery curves in youth following mild traumatic brain injury

Fall 2013

Rebecca Ulland

Department: Modern Languages

Project Title: Scrapper: Daughter of Silence by Manuela Fingueret and the Recuperation of the Jewish Voice


Winter 2013

Scott Demel

Department: Sociology and Social Work

Project Title: Uncovering a Lost History: The Historical Archaeology of Beaver Island’s Cable’s Bay Fishing Village

Fall 2011

 

Applicant Name: Gabriel Brahm

Department: English

Project Title: Re-Orientalism: Edward Said, Postcolonial Theory, and the “New Anti-Semitism”; and, Festschrift for Paul Hollander.

 

 

Applicant Name: Zac Cogley

Department: Philosophy

Project Title: The Three-Fold Significance of the Blaming Emotions

 

 

Applicant Name: Matthew Gavin Frank

Department: English

Project Title: Moses Harvey and The Giant Squid

 

 

Applicant Name: Linda Lawton

Department: Mathematics and Computer Science

Project Title: Micro Finance Institution Lending Impact on Female Entrepreneurship

 

 

Applicant Name: Jonathan M. Hanes

Department: Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences

Project Title: Biophysical Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing

 

 

 

Applicant Name: Shravan Rajagopal

Department: Art and Design

Project Title: Yantra: A Grammar of Archetypal Space

 

 

 

Applicant Name: Alex K. Ruuska

Department: Sociology and Social Work

Project Title: Tracing the Trail: Indigenous Postal Carriers Underwriting a Nation-making Experiment.

 


Winter 2011

Applicant Name: Amy Hamilton
Department: English
Project Title: Rethinking the Literary “Old West”: Western American Literature Before 1800
 

Applicant Name: Bao Truong
Department: Mathematics & CS
Project Title: “Necessary conditions in multiobjective optimization in general Banach spaces and applications” (manuscript)
 

Applicant Name: James McCommons
Department: English
Project Title: Research for book on George Shiras III
 

Applicant Name: Russell Prather
Department: English
Title: Palimpsest Paintings for the UP Focus Show at NMU’s DeVos Museum
 

Applicant Name: Jaspal K. Singh
Department: English
Project Title: Imagining Nations and Homelands: Gender and Sikh Identity in Indian and Diasporic Literature
 

Fall 2010

Adam Prus

Department: Department of Psychological Sciences

Project Title: Psychopharmacology textbook


Lesley Larkin

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Reading, Race, and Twentieth-Century African American Literature


Marguerite Moore

Department: School of Health and Human Performance

Project Title: Migraine Symptom progression in the postdrome phase


Zac Cogley

Department: Department of  Philosophy

Project Title: Wrath and Patience


Amy T. Hamilton

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Rethinking the Literary “Old West”: Western American Literature Before 1800


Terry Delpier

Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: CA-MRSA Threat: Manuscript


 

Winter 2010

Gabriel Brahm

Department: Department of English

Project Title: “Edward Said and Frantz Fanon: the Politics of Post-Colonial Theory


Nanci Gasiewicz    

Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: “Satisfaction Among Adult Inpatients With Diabetes When Glycemic Control is Managed by a Nurse Practitioner Led Diabetes Management Team” (manuscript)


Amy T. Hamilton   
Department: Department of English
Project Title: Rethinking the Literary "Old West": Western American Literature Before 1800 


Lesley Larkin         

Department: Department of English    

Project Title: Book Project: Reading, Race, and Twentieth-Century African American Literature


Melissa Romero     

Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: Personal Growth and Benefit Finding Experiences in Bereaved Family Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia: Manuscript

Fall 2009

Derek L. Anderson

Department: School of Education, Leadership, and Public Service

Project Title: Elementary Teacher Education Candidates’ Perceptions on Social Studies


K. C. Holder

Department: School of Education, Leadership, and Public Services

Project Title: Charter school monitoring: Constituents’ value of processes and products


David Houston Wood

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Disabling the Renaissance: Recovering Disability in Early Modern Europe


Gabriel Brahm

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Anti-American Studies


Catherine Terwilliger

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Hen Book Proposal


Erich Ottem

Department: Department of  Biology

Project Title: Establishment of Transgenic Mouse Colonies for Use in Neuromuscular Disease Research


Michael Joy

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literature, and International Studies

Project Title: Emblematic Imagery in the Dracula manual 1 A Cervantine Reading of The Wrestler.


Lesley Larkin

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Book Proposal: “And in this Task We Create the Self: Reading Race and Twentieth-Century African American Literature


Robert Legg

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Studies

Project Title: Updating GIS at NMU, a response to the rapid develop[ment]s and future change in this field.


Hsin-Ling Hsieh

Department: Department of Economics

Project Title: Panel Co-integration Analysis of Cigarette Taxes and Health: the Case of Respiratory Cancers