Internal Grant Programs

Research and Creative Endeavors Program for 2014-2015

The Research and Creative Endeavors Program is designed to provide faculty with seed money to pursue a research or scholarly project and eventually seek and attract external funding for their work. As in the past, in making awards, the Committee will especially emphasize projects that have the potential to encourage new faculty, women and minorities; to support research and creative endeavors across the disciplines; and to attract external resources. The maximum award per project is $1,000. Generally, this program does not provide funding for conference travel, computer equipment and general office expenses.

Deadlines:  October 1, 2014 and April 1, 2015

Guidelines: PDF File | Word File | Criteria | Final Report

Grant Development Program 2014-2015

This program will provide awards of up to $1,500 to full-time faculty or professional staff to pursue the development of new proposals for submission to external funding agencies. All successful applicants will be required to submit a full proposal (with a budget of at least $50,000/yr.) to an external sponsor within one year from the time of award. It is expected that those interested will have identified a potential sponsor and contacted that sponsor to discuss funding possibilities. The application form requires a description of the proposed project and a project time line that incorporates the applicant's plans for meeting the grant submission deadline. Allowable budget items include travel, supplies, books, duplicating, telephone, etc.

Deadline:
  Open.
Guidelines: PDF File | Word File | Criteria

Grant Writing Initiative (GWI)

The Research and Sponsored Programs Office will make up to 6 awards of $250 each to faculty and professional staff who develop and submit viable proposals to external funding agencies during 2013-2014.  All grant proposals submitted through the Research and Sponsored Programs Office (excluding continuation and fellowship applications) will automatically be eligible.

Awards will be made based on the following considerations:

  • Quality of proposal
  • Match between proposal and sponsor (likelihood of success)
  • Institutional support of proposal

Up to 6 Awards of $250 each will be given in May 2015 for proposals submitted up to April 30, 2015.

Note - Programs Suspended for 2014-2015 Academic Year:


  • RSPO Travel Program