Sustainable & Vibrant Research Culture
»Welcome to CRASsH
- CRASsH Groups
Chapman Research Arts Social Sciences Humanities
CRASsH is designed to build a strong research culture within Wilkinson College. It will be the primary infrastructure to support and encourage high level research that will define our college as the research college of the University. At its core is true interdisciplinarity – a form of knowledge without borders, defined outside of departmental structure. It will become the umbrella that will unify our research efforts and provide key support to develop and sustain this research. While recognizing the benefits of research collaboration, CRASsH also aims to support the work of the individual scholar, providing opportunities that may not ordinarily be available. In difficult economic times (when the support for Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences is severely contracting and funding is becoming ever more competitive) this initiative aims to allow us to define ourselves by what we see as important and significant.
- By building research groups with specific focus and identity we will raise the research productivity and profile of the college
- Provide support (funding, staff support, travel, students) to facilitate research
- Build grant and donor funds
- Provide students with access to research activities
- Create a flow of researchers to and from the college
- Develop a unique PhD program
- Run nationally and internationally recognized conferences based around CRASsH groups
CRASsH groups will be supported in numerous ways, including:
- Grant seeking and writing
- Travel for conferences
- Student support
- Teaching release
- Funding to support activities
+-Constitution of the Research Groups
Successful groups that will be supported by the college will:
- Have representation from at least two different departments/programs.
- Demonstrate a coherent and innovative ‘theme’, most likely this will be a ‘niche’ area located within established fields and at the same time be interdisciplinary and not department-centric.
- Have a viable number of members –somewhere between 4-10.
- Have completed the ‘formation of a research group’ proposal.
- Meet on a regular basis (at least three times each semester) and be able to produce an annual report on the work produced and in progress.
- Aim to contribute in a variety of ways to the research agenda. some examples of this are: hosting scholars; developing new cross departmental programs; publishing (edited works; joint publications); fostering student research; running a conference and/or symposium; developing research links outside of the college and university; presenting work at conferences.
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