Grant Categories

Summer Research Fellowships

The Summer Research Fellowship Grants provide support to a faculty recipient during the period covering the Summer Sessions. The stipend can range from $3,000 to $5,000 depending upon the quality and merit of the proposal. The quality and merit of the proposal will be determined by the factors defined in the “EVALUATION” section of this guideline outlined below and on the requirements set forth in the instructions for the proposal narrative.  There is no guarantee that all proposals will win awards.

Faculty who have been awarded previous SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP GRANTS must have submitted a final report on those grants in order to be considered for new awards. 

Faculty holding a 12-month appointment are ineligible for the Summer Research Fellowships.

Research Grants-In-Aid

The Research Grants-in-Aid support the acquisition of resources necessary for the conduct of research projects. This may include travel, payments to human subjects, purchase and care of animal subjects, research software, equipment, materials and supplies, student or non-student research assistants, books and other printed source material, and data which must be purchased from external sources.

Travel must be directly related to the specific project and essential for its conduct. Funds may not be used to attend conferences or be used to purchase computers or computer related equipment (i.e., iPads, printers, electronic tablets, or similar portable electronic devices).

Requests for this Research Grants-in-Aid must include an itemized budget and justification for requested items. Examples of eligible items are book titles, quotes for software, quotes for equipment, justification for travel, travel timeframe, cost of other materials and supplies, cost of data to be purchased, rationale for payment to student or non-student research assistants, and the like. A detailed budget including a dollar estimate of each item is required.

Amounts up to $1,500 may be requested. Granted funds must be spent to facilitate the proposed research, and must be totally expended by Sept. 30. Faculty who have won previous RESEARCH COUNCIL SEED GRANTS must have submitted a final report on those grants in order to be considered for new awards. There is no guarantee that all proposals will win awards.

Investigators having a 12-month appointment are ineligible for the Research Grants-In-Aid.