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Research Grants

Application due date

12:00 noon on the first Friday in October and in March (October 5, 2018 and March 1, 2019)

Maximum amount: $3,000

Amounts up to $3,000 may be requested for materials and expenses related to a research project or a creative activity to be undertaken by an HFA faculty member  and for which other funding opportunities do not exist. Research Grants cannot be used as compensation for faculty time and must be clearly connected to the advancement of a specific project.

Funds awarded in the fall round become available in January and, generally, must be fully expended within one month of the activity's conclusion, but no later than the end of that calendar year, i.e. December 31st. Similarly, those awarded in the spring become available in July, should be fully expended within the month following completion of the activity, but no later than the end of that fiscal year, i.e. June 15th. Award letters will include information specific to the recipient's circumstances.


HFA's full-time faculty members at any rank may apply.  N.B. Applications from faculty members who have not already received Research Grants will be given priority.

To Apply

Complete the application form below.  Since you will not be able to edit, add to, or otherwise change your application once the "submit form" button has been clicked,  we encourage you to read through the entire application so you will have the required information and documents readily available.

Post-grant Report

Faculty members who receive Research Grants will submit a one-page report to the Associate Dean for Research summarizing progress made on the grant-supported activity and its impact on their research or creative project.


If you have any questions, please contact Lynne Latham via e-mail or call 413-545-0378.