Research Grant Guidelines
Faculty Research Grants may be used to purchase minor equipment, research tools, and expendable materials, and to pay for project-specific travel, personal services (assistants, secretarial services, etc.) and miscellaneous expenses. Research tools may include books, but a specific justification must be supplied for why these are necessary and why other sources of funding, such as the department’s library acquisition fund, are not appropriate. Faculty who had start-up funds at the time of their hire should expend those funds before applying for funds through this program.
Deadlines for applying for Research Grants will occur twice during the year. Faculty doing research in the fall or thereafter will submit applications by October 5. For faculty doing research during the upcoming summer, application may be submitted starting April 1. For example, if you wish to do research in June 2017, you may apply beginning April 1, 2017. Please note that you may not use any awarded funds until after June 1st, and you must expend the funds and submit receipts, invoices or other paperwork no later than 60 days after the expenditure. Download a full set of guidelines here.