The purpose of the Small Grants Program is to provide funding for unique or unusual research and scholarly projects not routinely supported by departments or colleges or not currently funded from external sources. Preference will be given to proposals from faculty who presently have limited alternative sources of funding and to proposals that have partial financial support from their department or college. Small grants may be requested for the publication of books. These awards are specifically targeted for scholarly activity in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and education. Pilot projects from any area, including engineering, natural sciences, and mathematics, will be accepted if they meet the criteria for submission. Awards will be made on the basis of the merit and DOR review.
Up to $5,000 per year may be requested. Be advised the review committee or DOR may award partial amounts at its discretion in order to support a greater number of faculty projects. Individuals may submit only one application for this program per year. An applicant is only eligible to have one funded SGP over a 2-year period. Exceptions to this eligibility criterion must be made in writing with a letter of support from the corresponding Associate Dean for Research.
Proposals must be submitted by Monday, November 11, 2019, before 5 p.m. No late proposals will be considered.