The Archie Fund For the Arts & Humanities

Maximum award: $6,000. The Archie award is typically used to support research travel of a more extensive nature but may be used to support shorter trips as well. Many applicants request Archie funding to support summer research or research to be conducted during academic leaves. Applicants may receive partial funding based on the committee’s recommendation.

Limited eligibility: The Archie Fund, named for former Dean of the College William Archie, is supported by an endowment from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation. It seeks to promote excellence in the undergraduate faculty in Wake Forest College and those in the Schools of Business involved in some aspect of the teaching of undergraduate students. However, priority will be given to faculty in the Arts and Humanities (Divisions I, II and III). Faculty from Divisions IV and V engaged in theoretical or humanities oriented research may also apply. Faculty in Divisions IV and V may apply for funding through the Social Science Research and the Science Research funds, respectively.

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General College Funding Guidelines

Fall Deadline: October 7, 2013

Spring Deadline: February 19, 2014

Purpose: Faculty development funding in the College is intended to support the professional development of Teacher Scholars. Proposals seeking support for original research or creative activities will receive priority over requests to attend or present at academic conferences. [conference funding link] Proposals seeking support for workshops to enhance teaching are also welcome. Please see terms and conditions of individual funds outlined below.

Timing: All awards go through two rounds of funding during the academic year. There is no advantage or disadvantage to applying during a particular round. Funding requests must, however, be approved prior to the intended travel or expenditure.

Eligibility: Eligibility is restricted to full-time, permanent faculty with appointments continuing through the following academic year. Junior faculty at the beginning of their careers will receive priority consideration, but senior faculty members are welcome to apply to continue or re-engage their research agendas.

Guidelines for Funding and Applications in the College:

  • All proposals must be submitted by the department chair and include the chair’s signature and endorsement (see chair’s section of application form).
  • Once a project has been awarded, no changes in the scope and plan of the project, or its budget, will be permitted.
  • All funds must be expended within the time frame of the project and may not be carried over to be used at a later date or for another purpose.
  • Funding may not be used to supplement summer salary.
  • Funding may not be used for expenses involving spouses or family members accompanying faculty on University funded travel.
  • Recipients of all faculty development awards prepare a final report outlining the outcomes of the projects. Reports are due to the Associate Dean for Faculty Development by the end of the academic year following receipt of the award. Report guidelines will be furnished if awards are made.
  • Departmental and Provost’s travel funds must be expended prior to application for Faculty Development Funds.
  • Faculty members who receive faculty development funding are expected to return to campus for the year following the award. Faculty members who will not be returning to full time employment are required to forego acceptance of funding.
  • Items such as books, CDs and equipment purchased with Archie funds are the property of Wake Forest University and must remain in the faculty member’s department should the faculty member terminate his or her employment with Wake Forest.