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Vicki Lord Larson and James Larson Tenure-track Time Reassignment Collaborative Research Program

Supporting Tenure-track Faculty in Research

This program encourages tenure-track faculty to collaborate with students.

A.      Background

The goals of this program are to support tenure-track faculty as they develop and enhance their scholarship in preparation for tenure consideration, and to encourage them to do so in collaboration with students. The intention is to provide a meaningful scholarly experience for students, and to result in scholarly dissemination through professional presentations and/or peer-reviewed publication, that advances the faculty member's career.

A UW-Eau Claire tenure-track faculty member may propose a project that involves at least one student researcher.  The project may be new, or may already be in progress.  Funds are available to provide a student scholarship of up to $2000 and to support reassigned faculty instructional time for the equivalent of one 3-credit course during the academic year.  Summer or Winterim salary may be an alternative, but projects with reassigned time will receive preference.

B.      Eligibility

  • UW-Eau Claire faculty member on tenure track
  • Student researcher identified, or qualifications for student researcher established

C.      Writing Guide

Submit a proposal to  This should include:

  • Narrative (3-4 pages)
    • Description of the research project goal(s), context and significance, and plan, including roles of each member of the collaborating team
    • Timeline
    • Plan for mentoring the student researcher
    • Plan for dissemination of results
  • Professional vita

Please ask your chair to submit an email indicating support for the project and how it benefits your progress towards tenure, and to also include a plan for covering courses and expected costs.

D.      Deadline for Application

Proposal is due to ORSP October 19, 2021. Please submit via email to with the subject line Tenure Track Time Reassignment. 


2021-2022 Award Winner

“Ends of Culture: Transmutations of Belonging in Hmong America”

Faculty: Dr. Kong Pheng Pha, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

Student collaborator: Paji Lily Yang

2020-2021 Award Winners

Evaluating the Use of Disability Simulation in Fluency Disorders Courses” 

Faculty: Dr. Bryan Brown, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Student collaborators: Bailey Harding

“Effect of Embryonic Lead Exposure on Social Behavior Development in Zebrafish Larvae”

Faculty: Dr. Bradley Carter, Biology

Student collaborators: Brianna Hameister

“Toward a Mechanistic Understanding of Life History and Hybridization Using Experiments in Sunflowers”

Faculty: Dr. Nora Mitchell, Biology

Student collaborators: Thu Nguyen 

“Prevention of Family Member Exposure to Antineoplastic Drugs in the Home Setting – Phase 2” 

Faculty: Dr. Dalete Mota, Nursing and Health Sciences

Student Collaborator: Jordan Crary 

“The Game of Cycles” 

Faculty: Dr. Shanise Walker, Mathematics 

Student collaborators: Jonah Amundsen & Heather Baranek 

2019-2020 Award Winner

“Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices for People with Acute Aphasia”

Faculty: Dr. Thomas Sather, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Student Collaborator: Madelyn Borner 



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