Office of the Provost
Office of the Provost
Applications are submitted through Workflow. To apply/submit an application, log in to Digital Measures, click on Workflow, then select the award application.
This endowment was established in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Aubrey K. Lucas to support and reward faculty excellence in instruction and research. In an effort to support faculty, the endowment can be used for travel, laboratory expenses, wages, books, audiovisuals, or other resources. Proposals for the endowment can involve topics as related to instruction and/or research. A final report is not required.
The endowment is open to all faculty members except recipients from the previous year. Previous recipients must wait one year before applying for another Lucas endowment. Recipients of the endowment are allowed to teach full-time during the award period. Recipients who leave the University within the award period forfeit all funds and may be required to reimburse the USM Foundation for any funds spent.
Applicants can request up to $5,000 for the project. The funds from the endowment cannot be used as a salary supplement for the recipient, but recipients are allowed to teach full-time during the award period. The funds from the endowment cannot be used for the purchase of gift cards. The recipients of the endowment will receive the funds in July 2020 and the funds must be used by June 30, 2021.
The application materials should contain the following information and materials:
The cover page should include the following information:
The project description should be single-spaced, formatted using a 12-point font with one-inch margins on all sides (limited to two pages for each applicant - 1000 words). The description should include:
Submit the cover page, project description, and current vita to the director for review via Workflow in Digital Measures. The director electronically submits the application materials along with a letter of support to the dean for review. The dean will add a letter of support and electronically submit all sections of the application materials to the Office of the Provost (via Workflow). For additional information please contact Allison Gillespie in the Office of the Provost at (601) 266-5002.