Ruth E. Hawthorne Early Career Research Grant

About the Grant: This grant program is designed for tenure track assistant professors seeking support for a research/creative activities agenda. This grant program can serve as a seed grant and may be renewed for a second year. This program supports individuals beginning independent research careers in academia who do not have other substantial sources of research dollars. The grant is for $2,000 annually.

Application Format
Limit to 6 pages, excluding supplementary materials

  • Abstract of 100 words or fewer
  • Introduction
    • Background of the study
    • Need for the study
    • Statement of objectives
  • Brief review of the literature
  • Method
    • Research design
    • Plan of work
    • Approach to analysis
  • Literature citations
  • Budget
  • Supplementary materials

Applicants may submit a cover letter of a page in length.
To submit, email all parts to [email protected] at one time. Incomplete applications will be denied. KON will review the package and confirm all pieces have been received, but will not follow up to ask for missing pieces.

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