FACULTY RESEARCH AWARDS
The purpose of the IASS Faculty Research Award is to assist faculty members in scholarly achievement by providing a portion of their research expenses for the development of new or continuation of existing research projects.
Two awards of $500 each will be awarded per award cycle towards meeting travel and material expenses pertaining to the research project. Winners will also receive a paid membership to IASS and a complimentary conference registration for the year the award is won. In addition to applications for research related to the Midwestern region, we also encourage applications for research outside this region.
More information will be provided about the submission process in 2024. Awards will be announced during the annual IASS meeting.
Application and Submission Process:
A Word or PDF document with the following information (not to exceed 3 double-spaced pages)
Applicant's contact information
Title of the project
A statement of the problem
Plan of research
Description of how funding will meet travel and/or material expenses pertaining to the research project
Include citations and a reference list if appropriate
A Word or PDF document with your recent Curriculum Vitae
File names name should be named using the following convention:
Application (example): Smith_John_App.docx
Curriculum Vitae (example): Smith_John_CV.docx
Applicants must be full-time faculty members
Winners of previous year's award must wait one year before applying again
Board members of IASS are ineligible for this award
Applicants are expected to present their research findings at the following year’s IASS Annual Meeting
Statement of Problem (2 Excellent, 1 Good, 0 Unclear): The application clearly and thoroughly describes the project, its importance, and its outcomes
Plan of Research (2 Excellent, 1 Good, 0 Unclear): The application provides details about how the project will be carried out and the methodology is appropriate
Description of how funding will be used (2 Excellent, 1 Good, 0 Unclear): The application indicates specifically how the funding will be used; funding will be used for trave or material expenses related to the project.
THE GEORGE C. ROBERTS AWARD
The George C. Roberts Award is an annual award given to the author who, in the sole assessment of the IASS Board, has written the best article for publication in the Indiana Academy of Social Sciences Journal. This award was established in 1990 in honor of Dr. George C. Roberts who served as editor of the esteemed journal (then entitled “Proceedings of the Indiana Association for Social Sciences”) from 1980-1990. Dr. Roberts is a Professor Emeritus of Indiana University Northwest where he taught Political Science for many years.
THE J. CARL METZ AWARD
The J. Carl Metz Award is an award to be given by the sole judgment of the IASS Board on an as-determined basis. The J. Carl Metz Award is given as recognition for service to the Indiana Academy of Social Sciences. The award was established in honor of Dr. J. Carl Metz who served as Treasurer of the Academy. Dr. Metz taught Political Science at Hanover College.