Applications for the Faculty Research Program are being accepted until February 2010 at the Research and Sponsored Programs Office (RSPO).
Full-time, tenure-track teaching faculty and professional staff are eligible to apply. The intent of the program is to provide seed money for projects that are new and likely to lead to future funded research.
Applications and guidelines are available online. Completed applications should be forwarded to the respective dean's office for signature no later than Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, and then to the RSPO no later than Monday, Feb. 8, 2010.
Awards generally range between $1,000 and $3,000 and may be used for personal compensation and/or research support. International faculty possessing an H1B visa are assessed a fringe benefit rate on salaries of 42.67 percent. International faculty members are strongly encouraged to contact RSPO prior to completing the budget to discuss means to maximize the awards based on individual needs and visa status.
Awards to those with 12-month appointments support a replacement during the investigator's project period. Award recipients receiving a stipend cannot teach more than one session during the summer. New faculty members are especially encouraged to apply.