Continued Growth in Faculty Scholarship Support

The Office of the Provost is committed to supporting faculty scholarship in all its forms across the humanities, social sciences, business, education, science, engineering and the health sciences. The Office of the Provost is pleased to have coordinated and overseen an increase in funding for faculty development and scholarship in recent years.

Given COVID-19 and the variety of challenges it brought, internal faculty grant awards were not funded during 2020. We are pleased to announce that 2021 has brought a renewed vigor in supporting faculty research and a number of faculty projects are being funded.

2021-2022 Recipients

For the academic year 2019-2020, the total funds distributed for faculty development and scholarship were over $500,000. In addition, the increase in funding has resulted in an increase in the number of faculty being supported. Combined, funding for 2019-2020 was provided to 99 full-time faculty members across all five Schools.

2019-2020 Recipients

Funding comes from established funding and grant programs (Faculty Development Grants, Provost Innovation Fund, Murray Fellowship, Davis Educational Foundation, CETL Fellows, Sakowich Charitable Foundation, McLaughlin-Martin Family Environmental Innovation Fund, Zampell Family Faculty Fellowship Program) as well as supplemental support for faculty scholarship. Supplemental funding included the Office of the Provost providing an additional $30,000 to the Faculty Development Grant pool to help support more projects. The result of the expanded faculty portfolio of funding is that faculty can participate in a deeper and more diverse pool of funding opportunities to support their work.

While we are pleased to be able to provide scholarship funding for the faculty, we can do even more together. We have growing opportunities to explore new funding partners, better communicate the exciting and diverse array of scholarship activities by our faculty both internally and externally, and expand research, scholarship, and creative activity opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students. We look forward to partnering with the faculty to help them pursue their creative interests and passions.

For external funding opportunities, please consult with the Office of Sponsored Programs.