In addition to the Lewis University Faculty Scholar, we would like to include the Caterpillar Scholar Award at the same time, to be another addition to the many faculty scholarship opportunities.
The Caterpillar Scholar Award provides one award up to $6,000 (this amount is subject to revision) for research or scholarly work for one academic year in the STEM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The funding could be used for supplies, equipment, research assistant salaries, and/or to cover reassigned time for one academic year. The rationale is to allow the faculty scholar the flexibility to design what they need to achieve their projected aims. This prepares the faculty to apply for external funding and to establish a record for managing all of these components. Faculty members may apply for Caterpillar Scholar Awards more than once but not for the same project.
All full-time faculty members, at any rank (Instructor to Professor) at Lewis University are eligible to apply.