SWCA - Research Funding
The SWCA supports writing center-related research in a number of ways. This includes direct funding of research conducted within SWCA states, as well as scholarships for attending the annual SWCA conference and Center Innovation Grants connected to the C.A.R.E. certification program. See below for details about funding opportunities.
The SWCA Christine Cozzens Research Grant and Initiative Program is designed to encourage collaboration among new and established centers, support professional development for writing center administrators and staff, and further writing center research and scholarship throughout the SWCA region. Questions should be directed to Jenny Koster, Chair of the CCRGIP Selection Committee.
The SWCA Executive Board named this award after Dr. Christine Cozzens to recognize her contributions to the professional development of the organization, to the growth of the writing center field as a whole, and to the lives of her tutors and students. Dr. Cozzens and her Agnes Scott College writing tutors have been active members of the SWCA community for over 20 years and have long been providing the region with Southern Discourse, the only print publication among all writing center regionals. Additionally, Dr. Cozzens and her tutors have long been recognized as some of the strongest contributors to the writing center conversations that occur in the southeast and the country.
Up to $500 per semester. This may be $500 for one application/project or smaller increments for multiple projects. For example, the committee may award $250 apiece for 2 separate projects or $300 for one project and $200 for a second project, etc.
Current members of SWCA (Institutional, Professional, or Student).
Members of the selection committee and/or people from their institution are not eligible.
Recipients agree to do the following upon receiving the award*:
*Recipients who do not comply with the actions listed above may have their names removed from organizational acknowledgements and may be deemed ineligible for future SWCA awards.
Email applications as an MS Word attachment to Jenny Koster, Chair of the CCRGIP Selection Committee, by 11:59pm EST by the deadlines listed below.
Application packets must contain the following items:
1. Cover letter (email) addressed to current SWCA CCRGI Chair. The email should:
2. Project Summary, which includes:
3. Curriculum Vitae (for all members of research team)
Proposals will be judged by a committee consisting of SWCA Board members and general members of the SWCA community. The SWCA Board appoints a Committee Chair, who then recommends additional committee members to the Board. The Board approves the overall committee. Proposals will be judged based on the following:
Dates for Fall Awards
Dates for Spring Awards