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CCEE Second Round Call for Proposals

Proposal Submission Deadline: July 1, 2013

The CCEE seeks proposals to initiate Environmental Enquiry Groups (EEG) from all members of the faculties in Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Law and Marine Science.  In 2013, the CCEE will support up to three EEGs and two EEG Developmental Workshops (EEG/DW).

  • EEGs are intended to promote interdisciplinary work in environmental or energy related research and teaching where concepts and intent are fairly well developed.  Successful proposals will demonstrate this prior development, the ability to engage broad participation (people and disciplines), and the likelihood that external funding for continuing the work can be identified and secured.  Following their completion, successful EEGs may also become eligible for additional funding through the Long-Term Environmental Quest (LTEQ) process.
  • EEG/DWs are intended to support a creative process for the development of new areas of interdisciplinary work.  The scope of an EEG/DW proposal is meant to be broad, with a potential for continuing work on the EEG/DW topic following initial developmental funding.

Individuals or groups of faculty may initiate proposals; however, once approved, participation in an EEG or EEG/DW group will be open to all W&M faculty.  Up to ten individuals may be supported in each successful proposal.

Subject areas are open, however emphasis should be placed on the interdisciplinary nature of the proposed activity and demonstrated in the diverse interdisciplinary credentials of the potential participants. CCEE especially encourages proposals that provide unique opportunities for integrating natural sciences, law and policy, social sciences and the humanities in the development of innovative extramural research proposals.

Approved EEGs and EEG/DWs will be publicized university-wide, providing a broad opportunity for faculty to apply to participate in any of the funded enquiry groups or workshops. Group may work on their projects either during the summer or the academic year; this work will include regular meetings and might involve discussions of readings, invited speakers, and most importantly, proposal development and writing. Each EEG will submit a report the semester following completion that will include a list of participants, their goals, outcomes, references, proposed activities, potential funding sources, and, depending on the stage of development of the project, an external proposal for continued funding or a detailed statement of a proposal plan and expected target and date.   Support levels will vary with the proposal’s scope and participation.  As a general guideline support will be in the range of $15,000 for an EEG and $5000 for an EEG/DW depending on the size and scope of the proposed activity. The Center will also consider support for one undergraduate intern working with an EEG group as part of the proposal budget.  The Center does not support faculty release time for EEGs or EEG/DWs, but will consider all other reasonable items within the scope of the proposal.

We strongly advise that you contact a member of the steering committee for advice on your proposal prior to submitting it to the CCEE.

Proposals should be submitted electronically no later than July 1, 2013.  If you intend to submit a proposal, please notify Dennis Taylor at [[w|dltayl]].

Proposals should include:

1. A cover page consisting of the project title, the named principal investigator(s) with contact information, whether for an EEG or an EEG/DW, a brief abstract of the proposal and the amount of support requested.

2. For the EEG, a detailed description of the proposed scope and activities (five pages single-spaced).  This should include a detailed justification for the proposed work including how the interdisciplinary approach is advantageous, how the work is timely, innovative, and/or different, and where is it likely to lead beyond the EEG. For the EEG/DW, a short (2 page) description of the concept and framework for the workshop.

3. For the EEG and EEG/DW, a list of actual (already committed) and potential participants and their disciplinary interests. For the EEG this should also include a short 2-page CV for each participant and their specific role in the proposal. For the EEG this should be more than a simple list; it should discuss the extent and purpose of each individual’s participation and identify any disciplinary gaps that will need to be filled by as yet unidentified individuals.

4. A detailed budget.

5. A timetable and description (one-page limit) of anticipated outcomes detailing tasks and planning events, meetings and proposed event schedules (e.g. external speakers), and deliverables (e.g. papers, final reports, extramural proposals, any direct student involvement).

6. All proposals should be submitted electronically.