April 23, 2020
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This award, endowed as a memorial to Dr. Newton Chun by his son, Jon Chun, provides faculty members of Kenyon College the opportunity to undertake the scholarship on which their continuing development as teacher-scholars depends. It will be awarded through a competition administered every other year through the Provost's office and the Faculty Affairs Committee.
This award of approximately $8,000 will be given to support research and artistic projects of exceptional merit and promise. It may be used for projects that take place in the summer, during one semester, or over one or more academic years. Preference will be given to projects that cannot otherwise be accomplished without financial support. Appropriate uses of the award include but are not limited to:
Tenured and tenure-track members of the faculty are eligible to apply for the Dr. Newton Chun Awards. Awardees may apply for other grants administered by FAC as long as those applications are for projects substantially different from the Award project. Recipients may not reapply for the Chun Award.
Applications must include the following:
1. A summary cover sheet available from the Provost's website under Forms and Guidelines.
2. A detailed project statement of no more than ten double-spaced pages. Applicants involved in artistic production may include a portfolio of past and current work as part of this project statement. The project statement should clearly explain:
3. A detailed budget for all books, equipment, materials, travel, and other expenses
4. A current vita (two pages only.)
5. In particular
6. All information must be in electronic format. Email to
Within two months following completion of the award project, recipients must submit a detailed report to the Associate Provost of the work undertaken with a copy to the Director of Donor Relations. A summary of actual funds expended along with the original receipts for those expenditures must be included. Any funds remaining in the award that cannot be accounted for with receipts will return to the fund at that time. Recipients who have not submitted a report for the Dr. Newton Chun Award are ineligible for all subsequent funding from the Faculty Affairs Committee until the report is delivered.
Evaluation of Proposals
The principal criteria used in evaluating proposals are:
1. The academic merit or pedagogical goals of the project in relation to the mission of the department or program and the College.
2. The qualifications of the Member.
3. The ability of the Member to successfully carry out the project.
4. The feasibility of the plan and the timetable.
5. The availability of resources and research facilities.
6. The demonstrated need for funding to pursue the project.
The criteria above must be clearly stated and/or argued in the Member's proposal.