Magellan Circle Grants for Faculty: Deadline Sept. 4

Through the collective generosity of Magellan Circle donors, the Dean’s Office is pleased to announce that a small pool of money is available to SBS faculty requiring extra financial support for projects which directly benefit student involvement and learning (e.g., student travel related to a class or project, invited speakers for classes or student groups).

Award maximums are $500 per participant for a maximum total of $2,000.    Applicants may not submit more than one request per academic year.  No individual can receive more than one award within a two-year period.

Examples of funded projects from Spring 2009

Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley, and Adam Ussisshkin, Linguistics; in support of graduate student attendance at the Linguistic Society of America’s 2009 Summer Institute.

Margaret Wilder, Center for Latin American Studies; in support of LAS 500, Introduction to Latin American Studies, and related graduate field research training in Sonora, Mexico.


A typed one-page summary stating what the money is to be used for. 

The requests may be individual-, programmatic- or project-based. Any seminars, conferences, special events, wages or travel funding must be integral to the overall project objectives.

Only professors, (full, associate and assistant), adjunct lecturers and multi-year lecturers may apply.

Decisions are based primarily on undergraduate or graduate student participation.

Recipients are required to provide names of participating students and faculty in order to receive award.

Not Typically Funded:

Thesis/dissertation work
Faculty conference/seminar travel
Faculty wages
Data purchasing/software/equipment

Please include:
•    Contact information for the faculty member submitting the proposal, including campus mailing address and e-mail address, as well as for the business manager
•    Statement of an exact dollar amount
•    A summary of other sources of income (if applicable)
•    Rationale for the project, explaining why and how the project will directly influence SBS’ mission and priorities
•    An explanation of the uniqueness of the project
Upon project completion:
Upon completion of project, awardees are required to follow-up with Gail Godbey, Associate Director of Development (626.1918), and Lori Harwood, Associate Director of External Relations (626.3846), in the SBS Development Office. 

Awardees will be asked to give an account of the activities for the purpose of promoting the Magellan Circle and other related fundraising operations. 

Digital, high-resolution photographs are requested, and will be sought.

Additionally, students and faculty involved with funded projects may be asked to be interviewed and/or featured in SBS publications, and may be asked to speak at college functions, such as Honors’ convocation, Magellan Circle events, Homecoming, etc.

Please submit proposals to:

Dr. Jim Shockey, Associate Dean of Instruction
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Douglass 200W, P.O. Box 210028
Tucson, AZ 85721-0028
(520) 621.1112

* DEADLINE: Friday, September 4, 2009 at 3:00 PM *
(Late submissions will not be accepted, and applications will not be reviewed until after this date has passed.)