Center for Collaboration and Development

Faculty Senate Research Grants


The purpose of the Faculty Senate Research Fund is to encourage and facilitate research and other scholarly and creative activities of faculty. Funding comes from the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and is awarded, through a competitive proposal process, in the form of small grants (up to $3,000). Awards are limited to full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty.

A committee composed of faculty members representing various disciplines, and that includes previous Faculty Senate grant recipients, screens proposals and decides on awards. The Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate oversees the committee’s work. The Faculty Senate voted in November of 2017 to have the Center for Collaboration and Development (CCD) facilitate the grant process.


General Information
Preference in funding is given to applicants who have not received prior Faculty Senate Grant (FSG) funding and who have not yet been considered for tenure. The following categories are applied, in determining the relative priority of the applications. 

  • Untenured, tenure-track faculty who have not had a grant, or who had a grant more than five years prior to the year of submission
  • Tenured faculty who have not had a grant in the last five years  
  • Untenured faculty who have had a grant within the last five years  
  • Tenured faculty who have had a grant within the last five years


An applicant may not submit more than one proposal in a given year. The FSG Committee should be notified if other proposals for the same project are pending and must be notified if another award is received by the applicant after FSG proposal submission.  

 Grant applications for the 2018-2019 Academic year are due on Monday, April 2nd, 2018.For the complete application guidelines and forms, please click here.


  Please submit an electronic copy of your full proposal to Libby Bischof, CCD Director, on or before the deadline: