The ADVANCE Faculty Summer Writing Grants Program provides faculty with appointments on the tenure track with a grant of up to $1500. Support may be requested for: editorial help, a writing coach, or costs associated with a writing group (including a writing retreat or writing boot camp). Priority will be given to requests for book projects, requests made by junior faculty, and requests made by faculty who have not already received an ADVANCE Faculty Summer Writing Grant. All applications will be considered, though applicants in their first year must make a strong case for why the request cannot be covered by start-up research funds.
Additional funds of up to $1500 may be requested if participation in the proposed writing project creates dependent care expenses above and beyond normal dependent care expenses. Examples of allowable expenses include overnight nanny, hotel babysitter, travel expenses for a care-provider to stay with the child so the faculty member can get away and write. These funds are not intended to support normal/routine dependent care expenses, such as day care, summer camp, or elder care costs.