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Resources for Scholarship and Research

Support for Summer Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Projects.

The College supports a limited number of student/faculty teams to conduct research during summers through two separate but parallel programs.

In the Mathematical, Natural, and Psychological Sciences:

The John S. Rogers Summer Science Research Program.  Application Deadline: January 25, 2018.  For more information see here.  Program Director: Michael Broide.  This program is supported by the John S. Rogers Endowment of Lewis & Clark College and grants from the James F. and Marion L.Miller Foundation and Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

In the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Application Deadline: February 26, 2018. The goal of the Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Program is to encourage collaborative research projects between Lewis & Clark College faculty and students. Applications will be reviewed and approved by Faculty Council. See guidelines for application instructions and additional information.

Sabbatical Leaves

Tenure line faculty are eligible for periodic sabbatical leaves to support artistic or scholarly activities.  For sabbatical leave application guidelines, please refer to section 3.11.3.A of the Faculty Handbook. The online version of the Lewis & Clark Faculty Handbook is the official document of record for the institution.

Lewis & Clark Faculty Handbook

Sabbatical Leave Policy 

Sabbatical Leave Application Form  (Due Nov. 1 or the first Monday thereafter).

Other Resources That Support Faculty Research

Free membership for L&C faculty, Council on Undergraduate Research                  

Quarterly Journal and other Teaching and Research resources. Terri Banasek

Research Boot Camp (RBC): Self-directed faculty group that meets weekly in the Watzek Library Conference room throughout the academic year. Refreshments served. Participants briefly state research goal(s) for the day and then get down to work. Every L&C faculty member is welcome to participate.  Contact: Philippe Brand.

Grant-related workshops at L&C and elsewhere. Includes post-award grant management, proposal writing, finding funding, Work-life balance, Fulbright, NSF, NEH, etc. Internal and outside speakers.  Contact: Kelly DelFatti

The Scholarly Writing Retreat.  This annual, week-long summer event is designed to support scholarly writing. The retreat is based on a few simple premises: (1) a motivated, positive, and rigorous environment creates excellent work; (2) peer accountability and immediate feedback encourages productivity; and (3) scholarly work is enriched through collaboration. The retreat includes a week of focused writing time, structured workshops on productive writing habits, style and grammar for professional journals, editing skills, and more. Target Deadline June 1. Contact Mitch Reyes for more information.

Activities that support teaching, research, and communication among faculty

Research News & Brews. CAS faculty informally present their research at an off-campus pub, usually on the second Friday of the month. Contact: Isabelle DeMarte or Kelly DelFatti

Watzek Connections. Informal workshops where faculty exchange ideas about teaching research to students and more. Contact: Dan Kelley or Kate Rubick

Faculty Technology Showcase. Annual event at the end of Fall term where faculty  colleagues demonstrate their uses of technology in their teaching and research.  Contact: Julio Appling

Watzek Digital Initiatives. Digital Initiatives staff work with faculty to build online digital collections in support of scholarship and teaching. They are available at any time for consultations and there is a project proposal process for for larger-scale projects.

Digital Humanities Network. The Simpson Center for the Humanities at University of Washington supports attendance at the annual Digital Humanities Summer Institute in Victoria BC by one Lewis & Clark faculty member. Contact: Mark Dahl ( for further information.

Faculty Technology Institute. Each May, usually one week after commencement. Week of informal workshops including tutorials and conversation about using digital tools and techniques in teaching and research.  Contact: Kelly Wainwright or Miranda Carney-Morris

Maintaining the Research Infrastructure. Federal and College policies designed to ensure that research by faculty and students complies with laws, regulations, and best practices.

Online training modules. Available for Responsible Conduct of Research, Conflict of Interest, Animal Care and Use, and Human Subjects, as needed for a particular research program, and offered through an institutional subscription to CITI.  Available to all L&C users.  Contact: Kelly DelFatti

On campus face to face Responsible Conduct of Research Training, annually in June. Contact: Naiomi Cameron


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