Applications for summer research grants are due annually by 5 p.m. on the first Friday of the Spring semester. The deadline for 2016 in January 22.
The Summer Research Grant Program offers a $4,000 stipend to tenured and tenure-track faculty members for the conduct of research in their discipline. Generally, 35 awards are made each year. Grants are recommended by the Research and Sabbatical Committee and approved by the vice president for academic affairs.
Beginning in 2015, a number of Mid-Career Summer Grants will be offered too.
The Summer Research Grant Program guidelines were updated in spring 2014 and modifications were made for the 2015 Mid-Career Summer Grants. These updated guidelines include clarifications that will be helpful to the applicant. The Research and Sabbatical Committee encourages all applicants to review the guidelines carefully before preparing an application.
Information Concerning the Summer Research Grant Program
The Research and Sabbatical Committee (R&SC) wishes to remind faculty members that they must adhere to the requirements for submission of the summer research grant program for their applications to be reviewed. These requirements are as follows:
- Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on the first Friday of the spring semester.
- Applications must be submitted electronically using the link above.
- Applicants may not have received a grant through the R&SC program for both of the previous two years.
- The applicant’s name may not appear in the application.
- The applicant must have submitted - no later than 5 p.m. on the first Friday of the spring semester - the required Final Report for all R&SC funded grants received since 2008-09.
Given the growth of applications that the committee receives, the above requirements will be adhered to strictly. Applicants will receive a system generated confirmation once their proposal has been submitted. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) also will send an email confirmation that the application has been received. After the deadline has passed the ORSP will review all applications to ensure that they meet the requirements listed above. Only those applications that meet these criteria will be forwarded to the R&SC for review. Thank you for your attention to these guidelines.
The following links provide an example of a successful proposal from each of the major disciplinary areas.
In order to conserve paper resources, proposals must be submitted electronically.
Mid-Career Summer Grants
Academic Affairs also augments the Summer Research Grant program with additional grants to support the specific needs of midcareer faculty. These earmarked grants are designed to support the crucial preparatory work for faculty at the Associate rank to reenergize their scholarly agenda or to enter a new field of inquiry beyond one’s initial area of specialization.
This opportunity is part of the Finding the Path
initiative to bring institutional support and attention to the challenges often faced at mid-career. There is no separate application. To be considered for this additional opportunity, simply mark the “mid-career grant” box on the Summer Research Grant application form.
A brief report should be turned in to the ORSP by the December 1 the year following the award.
Submit your Summer Research Grant final report >>
Questions? Please contact Julie Ryder, assistant director of the office of research and sponsored programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-617-2561.