Faculty Summer Research and Creative Endeavor

Manchester University invites proposals from its faculty members for research and creative endeavor to be conducted during the summer  in an area of the faculty member's academic interest. Course development or revision proposals that integrate a new high impact practice into a course will be considered along with research and creative endeavor proposals, especially those that involve students. 

Proposal should include the purpose of the proposed research or creative creation, a definitive budget (stipend, supplies, travel), a bibliography, and a time-action plan including your goals for the research when it is completed. If a proposal involves commitments by other individuals, please include supportive letters indicating that those individuals have agreed to their roles and timelines.


Grant Recipients

Scott DeVries, Associate Professor of Spanish

Critical Power: Ethics, Energy, and Spanish American Literature.

Pamela Haynes, Assistant Professor of Music

Music Curriculum Development, Design and Implementation (Piano).


Kurt Kurtzhals, Assistant Professor of Education

Here We Are Now, Entertain Us: 1991—The Year That Changed Music Forever


Mary Lahman, Professor of Communication Studies

How Have You Grown as a Learner This Semester?


Seth Mayer, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

What Kind of Culture and Politics Does Criminal Justice Reform Demand?


Tara Smithson, Assistant Professor of French

The reception history of an equestrian statue of Joan of Arc in New Orleans.