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Faculty Research Support

The purpose of the Arts & Sciences Faculty Research Committee is to provide recommendations for financial support for the research and creative activities of full-time, tenure-stream faculty. Although the committee aims to support the research and creative efforts of all eligible faculty, it gives the highest funding priority to the following individuals:

  • New tenure-track faculty
  • Faculty whose research or creative work is of the highest quality and thus is most likely to lead to peer-reviewed publication or professional presentation
  • Faculty without a recent history of funding from the Committee
  • Faculty whose research or creative work cannot be funded by other sources

Three types of grants are available:

Examples of research activities supported:

The following list is not intended to be complete, and the order of the listing carries no particular significance:

  • Humanistic Studies: Research projects in the humanities, including literary history and criticism, linguistic analysis, biography and the editing and study of texts
  • Creative Arts Projects: Performances, exhibitions, and specific projects in art, music, writing and theatre
  • Scientific Experimentation and Analysis: Research projects in the natural, mathematical, and behavioral sciences
  • Research Development: Participation in research-related workshops, seminars, conferences, institutes and symposia not given regularly as courses or programs. The FRC does not fund activities primarily directed toward the enhancement of teaching.

2017-18 Faculty Research Committee Deadlines

Monday, October 23, 2017 at 5 p.m.
(for summer research fellowships and research grants)

March 19, 2018 at 5 p.m.
(spring deadline)