Scholarly and Creative Activity Award | College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Scholarly and Creative Activity Award

This award is for Spring 2017.


SCA awards, supported by funds from the Office of Research and Economic Development, are now administered directly by the Colleges that participate in this program.


Scholarly and Creative Activity (SCA) Awards, for amounts up to $5,000 from the Office of Research and Economic Development, are intended to enable work in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to enhance faculty member's scholarly and creative endeavors in areas for which there are few private and federal funding sources.


Funds must be expended by the end of the fiscal year (August 31), additionally subject to UNT BSC fiscal year-end procurement deadlines.

Funds from SCA Awards may not be used for travel to workshops and conferences. UNT Colleges frequently provide "supplement travel support" for other travel purposes. Travel reimbursement will be based on actual expenses (up to the GSA per diem limit) and itemized receipts will be required. In addition, certain items may not be paid for using these funds, for example, alcohol, tips and gratuities, and gifts cards.

Only one SCA may be awarded to a faculty member every two years. Successful applicants are required to submit a one page written report before September 30 of the fiscal year following the award. If you have received a SCA in the past, please include a copy of your one page written report with this year's application.


To be eligible for a SCA Award the faculty member must be employed on a full-time basis in a permanent or tenure track position in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

Selection Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated by a committee of faculty considering (i) the intellectual significance or artistic merit of the project, including its potential contribution to the field; (ii) the appropriateness of the methodologies, theory, or strategies, and the feasibility of the plan of work; (iii) the qualifications and expertise of the artist or scholar in relation to the project goals and the stage of the applicant's career; (iv) the promise of the quality and the impact of any resulting publication or work of art; and (v) the potential for success, including the likelihood that the project will be completed with the projected time frame, and the appropriateness of the budget.


Applications for the SCA Awards must be turned in by 12:00 pm (noon) October 28, 2016 to College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Dean's office (GAB 210) or electronically to

Right mouse click on the form link. Click "Save Link as" and save the form on your computer. Go to the file you saved on your computer and open the form.

Fill in each section of the application and return to the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Dean's office, GAB 210.

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