ADVANCE Faculty SUCCEED Grants
Announcing the new SUCCEED (SUpporting Careers and Cultivating Excellence, Engagement, and Diversity) Grant to help meet career-relevant needs of tenure-track and tenured faculty in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
ADVANCE Faculty SUCCEED Grants
The SUCCEED (Supporting Careers and Cultivating Excellence, Engagement, and Diversity) Grant was created to help tenure-track and tenured faculty in the arts, humanities, and social sciences meet career needs, if meeting those needs will reflect ADVANCE’s mission of enhancing the climate for and the success of a diverse faculty. The SUCCEED Grant is an adaptation and expansion of the former Summer Writing Grant (SWG) and Faculty Leadership in Professional Societies (FLiPS) Grant. Funds of no more than $10,000 may be requested, depending on the scope of the project.
The SUCCEED grant cycle has closed for 2018-19. View SUCCEED’s past Call to Apply here.
Summer Writing Grant* Spotlight
My ADVANCE Summer Writing Grant* has been enormously helpful in bringing my first fiction book out into the world: Ice Bar (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018). I usually work on my creative writing alone, but the summer grant meant that I had the opportunity to take a summer course and work in an online workshop environment, responding to draft deadlines, and getting valuable feedback on my short stories from a group of peers. In addition to craft matters, I also learned a lot from observing the categories of success and assessment practices employed by my workshop fellows. These insights were particularly helpful to me as someone who writes on as well as about the edges of literary and speculative genre worlds. My pedagogical observations of the workshop environment did not only influence the development of my short story collection, but also informed the work I engage in around writing communities and the development of contemporary genre spaces. So, as a surprise bonus from the opportunity to engage in an ADVANCE-funded structured workshop environment for genre writers, I was able to use my insights to develop an article on Creative Writing, Horror, and Disability, forthcoming in the Routledge Companion to Literature and Disability.
Petra Kuppers, Summer Writing Grant recipient 2016-17
English Language and Literature,
Art, and Theater and Drama
*The SUCCEED Grant is an adaptation and expansion of the former Summer Writing Grant (SWG) and Faculty Leadership in Professional Societies (FLiPS) Grant. Former accounts of SWG and FLiPS awardees demonstrate potential uses of the SUCCEED Grant, but endeavors are not limited to these examples
My two summer writing fellowships from ADVANCE enabled me to hire an excellent editor to format and proof-read my book’s chapter drafts. She was a wonderful first reader and interlocutor; I have been working with her on all my major publication projects ever since. One of the ADVANCE fellowships covered the cost of my son’s overnight camp, so I could focus on my writing completely for two uninterrupted weeks, during which I made the most progress on the core of the manuscript. In addition to enabling the completion of my book in a timely manner, ADVANCE boosted my self-confidence concerning my writing and research. It freed me to embrace my work and to honor my body’s needs for rest and parenting.
Magdalena Zaborowska, Summer Writing Grant recipient 2017-18
Afroamerican and African Studies