Faculty and Academic Staff Development

Faculty Research


  • Any grant request shall not exceed but is welcome up to $3000. Should the entire project cost in excess of $3000, the proposal must clearly indicate which portion of the project the grant will support.
  • Proposal requests may include funds to cover supplies and equipment connected to the project, conference travel, production/publications costs, student assistant funds, and faculty salaries. (Note: in the past, proposals which ask mainly for faculty salaries have not fared well.)
  • If salary is requested, fringe benefits and taxes will be deducted from the dispersed amount.
  • Any proposed research or grant project that involves human or animal subjects must be reviewed and certified by either the "Human Subjects Review Board" or the "Animal Care Committee" prior to the collection of data.
  • A faculty member may submit only one proposal for consideration in any year.
  • Faculty receiving a grant must present the results of their project, either through a presentation at a professional venue such as a conference (e.g., paper, display, poster) or a final report submitted to the Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The presentation or report must be completed by the end of the academic year following the fiscal year when the funding was provided.
  • Proposals that fall into a category of funding for which other resources are readily available (e.g., undergraduate teaching improvement or lab modernization) will not be given funding priority.
  • Proposals are welcome from all colleges and disciplines covering any area of research or professional endeavor, including research about teaching or pedagogical methods
  • Proposals to cover research costs associated with completion of an advanced or terminal degree will not be considered.
  • Priority will be given to those who have not recently received funding and to those who provided evidence of accomplishment from previous internal grant funding.  Examples of accomplishments include presentations, publications, mentoring of students, etc.


  • Please remember that your audience consists of your colleagues from other departments; they may not understand the jargon of your field. Consequently, you should write as if you are addressing educated laypersons from a field other than your own.
  • Complete the application as instructed. Listed in the application is further detailed information.

      Faculty Research Review Form

  • Complete application form (below) including signatures/approvals as indicated in the application.
  • Application is due no later than 11:59 p.m. on the due date.

Due Date

For 2024-25:  February 16, 2024

Application cycles require money be used between July 1 and June 30 in the award year.

Previous Recipients

Andrew Haveles
Moira Lynch
Zhigou Yang

Kevin Thaisen
David Zlesak

Lathadevi Chintapenta
Gregory Ruegsegger
Tony Varghese
Kurt Vogel

Daniel Ehlinger
Rachelle Haroldson
Cheng-Chen Huang
Kiril Petkov
Zhiguo Yang

Olutoyosi Ajayi
Brett Kallusky
Doug Margolis
Kiril Petkov
Sharyl Samargia
Kaylee Spencer

Ruxin Dai
Holly Dolliver
Kiril Petkov
Sooh-Rhee Ryu

Youngmi Kim
Todd Mueske
Rhonda Petree
Alexandru Tupan

Eoin Breadon
James Cortright
Naomi Hashimoto
Kiril Petkov
Sooh-Rhee Ryu

Jill Coleman-Wasik
Ken Ecker
Cheng-Chen Huang
Kerry Keen
Brad and Kim Mogen
Kiril Petkov
Sharyl Samargia
Jodee Schaben
Kaylee Spencer
John Walker
June Li
Travis Tubre

James Cortright
Holly Dolliver
Bernice Ficek-Swenson
Jennifer Hafer
Naomi Hashimoto
Cheng-Chen Huang
Brian Schultz

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