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
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.
scheduling must be pre-arranged with CEAH. The room tables/seating
arrangement may be reconfigured to suit needs and food is permitted in
- Provide support for all levels of pre-award proposal development and
- Create a CEAH webpage detailing the cluster's objectives and contact
- Create and distribute on-campus advertising to promote cluster's
- Create and maintain a listserv for use by the cluster members.