Faculty Research Grants

(Summer stipend, course release grants)

Grants will be awarded for projects to be done in the 2017-2018 fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2017.  Funds will not be released until after that date.

Submit all applications; both paper form and electronic (PDF-one document), to the Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, George Washington Hall, room 314 (electronic copy to Martha Link).

DEADLINES FOR 2016-2017 (Faculty Research Grants for summer stipends and course releases)

Application due – November 7, 2016

Awards announced – January 31, 2017

Guidelines for Grant Applications

Review Process

Suggestions provided by the Faculty Development and Grants Committee (April 2008)

In general, read the guidelines carefully and address each point and sub-point as directly as possible in the appropriate section.

Additionally, follow these four suggestions:

  1. Itemize the budget, especially if requesting expenses.
  2. Provide as much detail as possible about the methods or steps you will take.
  3. Discuss your activities relative to a detailed timeline.
  4. Remember that most members of the committee will have little or no experience in your field. Explain your project as if you were writing for a non-specialist.

Examples of a successful grant proposals

Faculty Development Research Grants are reviewed by the Faculty Development and Grants Committee and the Dean. The following approvals are listed by academic year.

2014-2015 Awards

2013-2014 Awards

2012-2013  Awards

2011-2012 Awards and Reports

2010-2011 Awards and Reports

2009-2010 Awards and Reports