Grants & Awards

Faculty Research/Creative Activity Grants

These grants may be used for a wide range of efforts to support faculty development in scholarly, creative, artistic or teaching efforts but may not be used for attending annually scheduled professional conferences or association meetings. These grants are intended to support research and creative activity in progress rather than dissemination of completed projects.

Amounts for these grants range up to $1,250. All funds awarded must be spent between the time the award is granted and May 31, 2016.

Tenured, pre-tenured, and renewable-term faculty in art, communication sciences and disorders, communication studies, languages and literatures, music, philosophy and world religions and theatre are eligible to apply. Eligible faculty may receive only one Faculty Research/Creative Activity Grant per academic year.

Electronic Submission Process

1) An electronic copy of the completed Faculty Research/Creative Activity Grant Application (application form, budget sheet and narrative) should be submitted to your department head and copied to the Office of the Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences (

2) Department heads will review and forward submissions electronically to the Office of the Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences ( with a copy to the applicant.


Review Periods and Dates

There will be three review periods with the following due dates for each:

October 16, 2015,

December 4, 2015

February 1, 2016


For additional funding opportunities, both internal and external sources, visit the Office of Sponsored Programs website.


It is equally important to recognize those outstanding faculty members who contribute to both the college and university community. The following awards are made possible through funding by the dean's office: