Karen Hille Phillips Regency Advancement Award

The Karen Hille Phillips Regency Advancement Awards are intended to enhance opportunities for the professional development of the university’s faculty, and are awarded annually. All members of the faculty, as defined by the Faculty Constitution (Article I, 1), are eligible.

How to Apply & Application Process

Application for an award shall be initiated by faculty members in close consultation with their chair or dean. Completed applications are to be delivered electronically to the office of the dean of the division or school. An application consists of a title, a 250-word abstract, a one-page description of the project, a proposed budget, a time-line, and a current curriculum vitae.

  • Each dean is asked to rank the applications within the division or school. Each dean may receive counsel from his or her faculty members on the merits of each proposal.
  • The Provost shall review all applications and determine the awards, and may receive counsel from the deans and faculty.
  • The members of the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Regents will be appraised of the awards at its meeting that follows the announcement of the awards.
  • Award recipients shall provide to their deans and the Provost a full report within 90 days of the conclusion of their projects. An itemized budget report of expenditures must be included in your final report. Faculty members are responsible for tracking their expenses throughout the year.

Deadline

2021 - 2022

Applications are due to the Office of the Provost on April 22, 2021.

Note: Faculty should submit their applications to their dean by April 12, 2021. This will allow time for deans to review applications before submitting them to the Office of the Provost.

Project Budget Guidelines

The following guidelines outline allowable and unallowable expenses as well as procedures for purchasing and reimbursement requests. It is expected that your award be utilized within the established timeline set forth in your award letter. Additionally, expenses should strictly adhere to your approved budget, as outlined in your proposal. As per the university’s accounting standards (GAAP: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), carry forward of funds from one fiscal year to the next or extension of funds beyond the award period are not allowed. All durable assets purchased with Regency funds are considered property of Pacific Lutheran University. Unexpended funds from each award shall revert to the university.

Please note:

  • The maximum amount of each award is $4,000. Individual project or activity costs may not exceed this in any fiscal year.
  • If an award is requested for a portion of a larger project, cost items for that portion must be specifically identified.

Allowable Costs

  • Books, instructional materials, laboratory supplies, equipment, or other non-consumable materials are purchased only as university acquisitions and issued to the grantee on loan for the specified duration of the project, after which they revert to the university for appropriate disposition. Such purchases shall be made only through the appropriate university office, e.g., library, the bookstore, CATS, purchasing.
  • Summer stipends for the grantee may be included in project costs if the project is to occur during June, July, or August, but not in excess of $750 per month, or $2,250 total. Arrangements for payment are to be made through the Office of the Provost. It is expected that a faculty member who receives a stipend will not teach during the summer session or that arrangements will be made in advance with the Office of the Provost. See Guidelines for Purchasing and Reimbursement of Expenses section below.
  • Stipends for student research assistants may be included. Arrangements for payment are to be made through the Office of the Provost. Please note that only individuals who are students at PLU may be paid as research assistants.
  • Professional membership fees.
  • Travel related to research or professional development, including conference travel. See Guidelines for Purchasing and Reimbursement of Expenses section below for travel expense guidelines.

Unallowable Costs

  • Faculty compensation during the academic year
  • Office furniture
  • Regalia
  • Gifts, Gift cards, donations, parties
  • Shared costs of durable assets
  • Expenses for family members (travel, lodging, meals)

Guidelines for Purchasing and Reimbursement of Expenses

Up-front costs (not including large equipment or hardware) are paid for by the faculty member or through the division or school. Reimbursement requests are then forwarded to the Provost Office. For assistance with payment options, consult with your division or school for the purchasing procedures within your respective unit.

Summer Compensation
  • If you requested summer compensation as part of your Regency Award, please contact Melisa Anderson, Academic Budget and Contract Manager, at andermel@plu.edu to request a contract for extra pay.
Student Compensation
  • ALL PLU students are paid hourly through Student Employment. Please consult the Administrator within your school or division for assistance on hiring and setting up payments with Student Employment. Timesheets should be charged directly to your Dept. Once payments have been set up, contact Melisa Anderson in the Provost Office to request a transfer of your award amount allocated for student compensation to the account being charged.
Computer and Computer-Related Items (Software/hard drives etc)
  • These items must be purchased through CATS (Computing and Telecommunications Services). Any computer hardware purchases made without pre-approval or through CATS will not be considered a reimbursable expense.
  • Faculty member should submit a request through email to Darren Moore (mooredp@plu.edu) in CATS, who can assist with choosing and ordering software/hardware. In your email, please specify that your request is being funded with Regency Award funds. CATS will request an account code and approval directly from the Provost Office.
Books, Instructional Materials, Office Supplies, etc.
  • Reimbursement for out-of-pocket purchases should be submitted to the Provost Office on a Payment Request Form. Original receipts showing proof of payment (such as the last four digits of the credit card) must be attached. For purchases made online, reimbursements are not accepted until the items are received. An order “Summary” will not be accepted.
Research Materials & Lab Supplies
  • Faculty will work with their department or lab manager directly for these purchases and the Provost Office will transfer funds to the department.
Professional Membership Fees
  • Reimbursement for membership fees paid out of pocket should be submitted to the Provost Office on a Payment Request Form with the original receipt attached.
Travel
  • Please refer to the PLU Policy on Travel – Summary and the Travel and Business Expense Policy.
    • A minimum of two weeks prior to traveling, a Pre-Travel Authorization form must be completed and submitted to the Provost Office. Requests for a travel advance must be submitted one month prior to the trip.
    • A completed Travel Expense Voucher with original receipts must be submitted to the Provost Office within 60 days of the conclusion of travel to be eligible for reimbursement.
    • Travel must be completed and Expense Vouchers submitted by May 20th of the academic year to allow for processing by May 31st.
    • Travel arrangements and payments are to be made by the faculty member or through your school and division.
    • If your proposed travel plans are postponed, or otherwise altered, please notify the Office of the Provost of any changes before travel. Please follow all state and federal health directives regarding travel.

General Criteria for Evaluating Applications

  1. The project is clearly and specifically defined.
  2. The nature of the project and the likelihood of its completion bear a justifiable relation to the time period within which it is to be carried out.
  3. The project advances the applicant’s professional growth, the “cutting edge” of the applicant’s discipline, and/or the enhancement of the applicant’s departmental curriculum or quality of classroom instruction.
  4. Priority consideration shall be given to qualified projects for which external funding is unlikely. Faculty members are, however, encouraged to articulate how they have or will leverage funding.
  5. All else being equal,
    • Only the intrinsic merit of a project or activity, not its total costs, shall be the primary and decisive criterion.
    • Proposals from tenure track and tenured faculty are favored over those of visiting faculty.
    • Proposals from untenured faculty are favored over those of tenured faculty.
    • Proposals from faculty who have not recently received a Regency Award are favored over those who have received an award recently.
  6. Projects related to sabbatical leave proposals shall not be excluded from consideration on that account, but shall have secondary priority in competition–all else being equal. Faculty who will be on sabbatical are not eligible to receive a stipend for the summer prior to year during which they will be on sabbatical leave.
  7. More specific criteria may be developed and applied by the dean or faculty of a given school or division.

Recent Awardees

2020 – 2021

René Carrasco
Assistant Professor, Department of Languages and Literatures
“Grammar of Redemption: The Logics and Paradoxes of Indigenisa Discourse in Mexico”

Lark Powers
Assistant Professor, Department of Music
“L’Horizon Chimérique: Studying French Mélodie”

Claire Todd
Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences
“What Triggers Dangerous Debris Flows on Mount Rainier?”

Katherine Wiley
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
“Depicting the Other: Long-term International Volunteering and its Effects”

Past Recipients

*awarded, research project not funded/completed

Year    
2020 - 20212019 - 20202018 - 20192017 - 20182016 - 2017
CarrascoCrawford O'BrienCaoCallGrahe
PowersEbbingaChenEdgarHammerstrom
ToddShahHaHayLytle
WileySimic-MullerJusticeMulderMcLaughlin
TorvendLymanShahSimic-Muller
WangShoreWileyStorfjell
WilliamsTodd
ZhangUrdangarain
Young & Eckstein
2015 - 20162014 - 20152013 - 20142012 - 20132011 - 2012
ChristensenGalanteHamesBillharzAndrews
DowlandGuptaMonnottDavis, P.Egge
EbbingaHarmon, Naasz,NanceEdgarGillie/Lyman
Edgar & O'Brienop de BeeckJohnson, G.Gregson
FinleyJamesRamosNaaszHaberle
McCloudMergenthalSimic-MullerTrelstadIhssen
MunroWilkinTuckerYoungMathews
RonningYakelisTuzovicYoutzSkipper
SchleeterZitronWaldowStewart-Mailhiot
2010 - 20112009 - 20102009 - 20102008 - 20092008 - 2009
CathcartBeegleThomsonEbbingaTodd
CeynarBell-HansonTuzovicHalvorsonWells
EvansCarpHarmon
KaurinChristensenHarney
LutherLee, C.Keller
MergenthalLeitzMcKenna
O'BrienMeyersMurphy
UrdangarainSiegesmundNelson
WeissTegelsSmith, M.
TeskaTaylor, M.
2007 - 20082007 - 20082006 - 20072006 - 20072005 - 2006
AlbrechtStringerRobinsonWeissBergman
AvilaTeskaStorfjellWoolworthChastain & Dorner, C.
BarotYakelisAumanThirumurthyFoley
BergusonGarriganWilliams, GenevieveGrieshaber
*ChávezKleinEvansHolmgren
Ellard-IveyGrosvenorJohnson
FellerGraheKelleher
NosakaBrownManfredi
PoppeRonningMoon
RenfrowMcNabbReisberg & Williams
2005 - 20062004 - 20052004 - 20052003 - 20042003 - 2004
TorvendAumanWaldowChhabraTannehill
ToyokawaBattenYagerCottenToyokawa
WolffBernikerGibsonYaden
BruscoHeath
CrawfordHillis & Williams, G.
EhrenhausLewis, J. & Yetter
GoedertMcDade
MainRosell
ManningShore
Temple-ThurstonSmith
2002 - 20032002 - 20032001 - 20022001 - 20022000 - 2001
BensonMcKennaEhrenhausSwankArnold
BergmanNelsonHamesTorvendBergman
BreazealeOlufsHastyTravisBrusco
FoleySt. ClairJohnsonCarp
GarriganTangLeeCrayton
GoedertYoutzMardisFarner, K.
KelleherRinkHacker
LisoskyRussellHasty
ManfrediShantonJett
MarcusSosulskiSchultz, J.
2000 - 20011999 - 20001999 - 20001998 - 19991998 - 1999
WarnerAlbrechtRinkAlexander/WuOakman
WilliamsArnoldSchultz, J.Benton, M.Warner
YagerBensonCarlsonWilliams, I.
EgbersFarner, R.
GreenwoodGrieshaber
HarneyHames
LisoskyHillis
McKennaJansen
NanceJohnson
OakmanKlein/Kaplan
1997 - 19981997 - 19981996 - 19971996 - 19971995 - 1996
BartanenSpillmanAlmaInchBenton, M.
BensonYerianBergmanIngramBergman et
CarpYoutzEylerMoritsuguDolan
Dwyer-ShickFoleyHuelsbeck
HaemigFordJansen
HansenGrieshaberKlisch
MarcusGuldinLee
McDadeHallamLindbo
McGrawHowellOakman
PetersenKillenSpillman
1995 - 19961994 - 19951994 - 19951993 - 19941993 - 1994
SwankBruscoStiversAikinMcKenna
Temple-ThurstonEylerWaldowCraytonPilgrim
Fink/SchafflerYagerCruzRahn
FordDollinger/YiuRowe
GrieshaberDorner, B.Smith Brown/Clausen
HackerHowell
KirkJansen
KleinKelleher
NugentKlisch
RosenfeldMacDonald
1992 - 19931992 - 19931991 - 19921991 - 19921990 - 1991
AhnaMarekCampbellO'NealAlexander
BarnoweOakmanGerlachPrimomoBenham
BergmanReimanGibsonStrongBrock
GeeSpicerGovigTovenBrowning
GerlachTemple-ThurstonGrieshaberWestCarp
HansvickHansenCarey
HuelsbeckHirsch/SchultzCochrane
IngramKleinEyler
KilschMacDonaldKerk
Lewis/YetterMoonKibbey
1990 - 19911989 - 19901989 - 19901988 - 19891988 - 1989
MartinsonBaughmanMarekChurneyKerk
RaymondBerminghamPetersenFoleyMacDonald
SparksBruscoSwankFryhleNorby
TobiasonCarlsonTonnGoodwinOlufs
EganTermaineGrieshaberParker
EvansYagerHackerRamaglia
GuldinHanson, M.Sparks
InchHanson, V.Swenson
IngramJansen JaechSydnor
KrachtKelleherTobiason
1987 - 19881987 - 19881986 - 19871986 - 19871985 - 1986
AllenHansen, C.CarlsonKirkpatrickAlexander
BeauhieuHansvickChumeyMartin, D.M.Benham
BernikerHarmicClausenMenzelBergman
Brown, R.M.HirschFarner, K.RoweBrink
Brown, R.M.HuberGerlachSpillman/YiuFamer, R.
BrowningMyersGuldinStiggelboutFaye
EylerOwensHackerVanWhyeHacker
FanslowStiversJansen JaechHaueisen
GeeSwankJohnstonHirsch
GellerKingKittleson
1985 - 19861984 - 19851984 - 19851983 - 19841982 - 1983
KleinBancroftReisbergChurneyAnderson, C.
Mathers/SydnorCraytonSeal, D.HansenBarnowe
PilgrimDeBowerSeal, M.HansonBrown, R.
TonnJonesVanWyheMartinsonGee
KeyesMenzelKlein
MenzelRasmussenMalone
MillerSpicerMcNabb
OberholtzerThompsonPetersen
Olson, L.TobiasonRahn
OlufsVanWhyeTobiason
1982 - 19831981 - 19821980 - 1981
TermaineBergmanHuber
VanWhyeGuldinKlein
HarmicMiller
MenzelSepic
OlconStivers
RandallVan Tassel
Seal, D.Yiu
Swank
Tonn