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Manship Professorship Fund

Manship Professorship Fund for Excellence in Music

The LSU School of Music is pleased to announce a call for proposals to the Manship Professorship Fund for Excellence in Music. The mission of this fund is to foster and support innovation in teaching, research and creativity activity among junior and mid-career faculty at the LSU School of Music.

Background: The Paula Manship Professorship for Excellence in Music is a significant endowment established to promote excellence among all faculty in the LSU School of Music.  The Manship Professorship Fund for Excellence in Music uses endowment earnings to provide up to $15,000 per year for projects that are reviewed and identified for support by a review panel appointed by the Director of the School of Music.

Criteria: Successful proposals will demonstrate (a) innovation in teaching, research or creative activity, (b) potential for national/international recognition and reach, and (c) impact across disciplines within or outside of music.  Projects should be no more than one year in length.

Eligibility: Proposals may be submitted by any faculty member of the LSU School of Music who does not hold an endowed professorship of any kind.  Proposals that involve more than one faculty member are permitted, as long as all investigators meet the primary eligibility requirement.

Scope: Proposals may request up to $15,000 of support for the period June 1, 2013 – May 31, 2014. Funding can be used for travel, equipment, software, summer salary, student assistance, or any other reasonable expense as long as it directly impacts the goals and objectives of the proposal.

Submission: Proposals should include a completed proposal form, a written project narrative (no more than 1000 words), and a proposed budget with budget justification that identifies each item and describes how it contributes to the success of the project.

Proposals must be submitted electronically to the Director of the School of Music no later than March 1, 2013.

Review Process: Projects will be reviewed and ranked by a panel selected by the Director of the School of Music. Final selection will be made and announced by the director no later than May 1, 2013.