Guidelines to Be Utilized in Approving Applications for Scholar Incentive Awards
guidelines pertain to the criteria to be used by the colleges in
reviewing and approving applications for Scholar Incentive Awards under
Section 25.5 of the 1980-82 Agreement with the PSC.
In order to ensure that these Awards are utilized for their intended purposes, “to facilitate bona fide
and documented scholarly research,” such research is to be defined as
original inquiry into any academic discipline recognized by the
University as well as original creative work in the arts. The
application must evidence a direct relationship between the proposed
research or creative work and the applicant’s preparation and
Documentation for determining the bona fide nature of scholarly research shall include one or both of the following:
substantiating outside funding or support for the project. Such funding
shall be defined to mean funds obtained from independent granting
agencies outside of the City University and its affiliated research
- A minimum of two letters supporting the project, solicited by the College from experts outside of the institution.