ISM Academic Research Support Programs (Grants) - Phase 4


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Phase 4: The ISM Distinguished Leadership Grant

Note: Applications for this grant phase are not being considered in 2013.

Phase Overview:

This grant program is to recognize and support senior full professors to achieve even greater research, leadership and collaboration distinction in the academic research field. Faculty selected here will generally have sixteen (16) to twenty-five (25) years of teaching and research experience with a distinct recognition for extensive publications, teaching and leadership experience both in academe and in the profession. Professors with the ISM Distinguished Leadership Grant will be expected to create and complete projects and service of considerable value to ISM and the profession. This value could be created by research and involvement such as conference presentations, research leadership, or other work that utilizes the grantee's talents to create value for ISM and the profession.

The program will support competitively selected senior faculty for one or more years as approved in the project plan and award documents. Grants for one year are limited to up to $25,000. Grants exceeding a one-year-term will not exceed $25,000 per year and will be considered for approval individually by the ISM Board of Directors for a specific term of years. The specific grant amount must be justified by the project budget as recommended by the ERC and approved by the Board. These proposals must include budgets and time lines to justify larger or longer-term commitments.

Evaluation Criteria:
  1. A distinguished teaching and research record evidenced by honors, awards or other recognition
  2. Evidence of extensive academic and other professional leadership activities
  3. Evidence of significant professional contribution to the supply management profession.
  4. Service to other organizations such as editorial boards or leadership in journal boards or academic organizations
  5. Willingness to teach and or speak for ISM as reasonably requested
  6. Long-term impact of the proposal and its benefit for ISM
Application Procedures:
  1. Letter of application explaining qualifications for the grant.
  2. Research proposal of no more than five pages, including problem statement or hypothesis; research methodology, with data sources, collection and analysis; and value to the field of supply management.
  3. Curriculum vitae, including works in progress.
  4. Must include budgets and timeline justification.