The Faculty Summer Grants Committee invites eligible participants to submit a proposal to the Faculty Summer Provost Research Grant (SuPR) program. This competitive program seeks to promote and support scholarly activities by encouraging research and writing as well as the publication efforts of faculty. Proposals will be evaluated by the members of the Faculty Summer Research Grants Committee based on their advancement of a faculty member’s research agenda and the college’s mission. The proposal narrative should be clear and cogent, detailed yet intelligible for the broad group of scholars who preside on the committee. The primary aims of these grants are to advance a faculty’s research in which past funding/opportunities have been limited and to allow faculty to contribute to their field’s body of knowledge while simultaneously enriching their research experience. Grant funding up to $12,500 per award is available.
The program operates according to the following guidelines:
Funded projects are encouraged to reach completion during the summer term of the grant, but this is not a requirement. Projects that serve as a part of longer-term endeavor must be clearly delineated in the application process.
Grants can include expenses related to research-related travel but not allowable for travel associated with conference presentations. Up to $2,000 summer stipend may be requested as part of the grant application.
If more than one person is involved in the research project, eligibility is tied to the principal investigator (PI) and s(he) will work with their department’s administrative support and the Office of the Provost to manage the budget.
Applications submitted after the prescribed deadline will be deemed ineligible.
Post-grant reports are required. Failure to provide a post-grant report by the established deadline may result in the loss of the grant and the return of previously disbursed funds.
Eligibility is limited to tenured and tenure-track faculty as well as department heads. Deans are not eligible.
Eligibility excludes faculty who participated in a sabbatical this year (AY2022-23) or would be receiving a sabbatical in the coming year (AY2023-24).
Priority will be given to those faculty who did not receive a SuPR grant last year.
Applications that focus on course creation, program revision, training, or other similar activities will not be considered.
Application Process and Deadline
Application guidelines and review criteria can be found here.
Deadline for submission for Summer 2023 is now closed. For more information, contact Dr. John Weinstein, Assistant Provost for Research, at firstname.lastname@example.org.