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Research Clusters information


Faculty Research Clusters may be formed in different ways. Frequently, they are a direct result of intellectual synergy generated within the Center's director-initiated spring colloquia series ("roundtables"). However, the faculty is strongly encouraged to initiate research cluster topics independently and is encouraged to contact Christopher Hopkins, CEAH Director, with their ideas.


Research Clusters are responsible for:


  • Creating the research focus and providing a description of that focus for use on the CEAH website.

  • Choosing two faculty contacts (co-conveners) and selecting a preferred means of communication.

  • Creating a set of objectives and goals.

  • Determining their meeting schedule - open to all faculty.

  • Organizing and presenting their research and ideas in a public event such as a roundtable or brown bag discussion panel.

  • Creating a publicly-posted reading list, if appropriate.


The Center supports each research cluster in the following ways:


  • Provide access to the CEAH Grants Office conference room for meetings. This room is located within 171 Carver Hall and seats 8-10. Room scheduling must be pre-arranged with CEAH. The room tables/seating arrangement may be reconfigured to suit needs and food is permitted in this room.

  • Provide support for all levels of pre-award proposal development and post-award development.

  • Create a CEAH webpage detailing the cluster's objectives and contact information.

  • Create and distribute on-campus advertising to promote cluster's activities.

  • Create and maintain a listserv for use by the cluster members.