University Support for Faculty Research
The University’s Office of Research and Engagement supports the research and creative efforts of HFA faculty through several grant and award programs. Those most relevant for HFA faculty are listed below. Further information, including descriptions of the programs, submission guidelines, and application forms, is available here.
- Faculty Research Grant/Healey Endowment Grant (FRG/HEG)
Deadlines: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2016 and February 10, 2017
The FRG/HEG program provides seed money for projects that may lead to the submission of peer-reviewed research papers and/or to the submission of proposals for external funding. Junior faculty members and other recently hired faculty are encouraged to apply. Workshops designed to help prepare a competitive application are generally held during the month before the deadline (August and January). Information should be posted online, but you may confirm that one is scheduled by contacting Michelle Wonsey (577-3726).
Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Awards
Deadline: 12:00 noon, Friday, December 9, 2016.
The Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship provides faculty members with an opportunity to focus on their research or creative activities by offering a one-year release from teaching and service duties in addition to a $3,500 cash award. Fellows are chosen based on their record of outstanding accomplishments in research and creative activity and on their potential for continued excellence based on the project that would be undertaken during the fellowship period.
Departmental and self-nominations should be submitted to Rex Wallace, Associate Dean for Research.
- MSP Research Support Fund
Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2016
All HFA faculty who are members of the MSP are encouraged to apply. Awards of up to $1,000 may be made to bargaining unit members who are active in research and who do not have access to significant alternative funding. These funds may be requested in anticipation of upcoming expenses or as reimbursement of eligible expenses.