Faculty Research, Creative Activity & Scholarship Internal Funding Opportunities

Provost's Fellowship 

The Provost's 2020 Fellowship is a highly competitive grant program that awards faculty with dedicated course release time for proposal development, writing, and submission.  Proposals may be for grant funding or for a prestigious award or fellowship. 

Important Dates for Provost's Fellowship

  • Deadline: Friday, October 25, 2019
  • Decision by: Friday, November 8, 2019    
  • Award period:  Spring, Summer or Fall 2020 Semester (applicant's choice)

Faculty RCAS

The Faculty RCAS provide seed funding to support faculty-initiated research, scholarship, and creative activity. Competitive grants are awarded to assist faculty in developing new lines of inquiry, which may include collecting pilot data, exploring innovative forms of creative expression, writing and publishing original scholarship, and/or developing proposals for external funding.

 Important Dates for Faculty RCAS

  • Due Date: Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Decision Date: By Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • Project Period: January 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020                         Faculty RCAS 2019 Awardees

Faculty SOS

The Faculty Summer of Scholarship (SOS) grants provide seed funding to support faculty-initiated research, scholarship, and creative activity. Competitive grants were awarded to assist faculty in developing new lines of inquiry, which may include collecting pilot data, exploring innovative forms of creative expression, writing and publishing original scholarship, exhibitions of original work, and/or developing proposals for external funding. The meaningful inclusion of student workers is required for all Faculty SOS projects.   

Look for the Summer 2020 Faculty SOS Request for Proposals to be released Fall 2019.

Important Dates for Faculty SOS

  • Due Date: Monday, January 27, 2020 
  • Decision Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
  • Project Period: April 1, 2020 - August 2, 2020                             Faculty SOS Summer 2019 Awardees