Dietrich School Funding

Dietrich School Faculty Research and Scholarship Program

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Faculty Research and Scholarship Program (A&S-FRSP) supports requests from departments for funds in support of activities that will have an impact on faculty research and scholarship that are broader than could be achieved by individual research allowances alone. The $150,000 budgeted for the program corresponds to the aggregate of $500 per T/TS faculty member in the humanities and social sciences.

Proposals (no more than three pages) must be submitted through a department but may be prepared by and may benefit any reasonable group of Dietrich School faculty. Chairs should submit a one-page supporting letter with each proposal that they support, indicating both the value they see in the proposal and how it might benefit Dietrich School faculty. Departments may submit unit-wide proposals and may aggregate a number of projects.

Consistent with the objectives of FY2000 and Beyond, the key criterion in evaluating proposals will be their prospective broader impact on faculty research and scholarship. The attraction of proposals that are innovative is obvious, but proposals that stabilize and strengthen existing projects could also be judged as high impact. Proposals should be submitted to Acting Associate Dean Steve Carr and will be considered on a rolling basis.

Dietrich School Direct Faculty Support Fund

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Direct Faculty Support Fund (A&S-DFSF) provides direct support for faculty research and scholarship at the level of $500 per T/TS faculty member.

Dietrich School Faculty Grants Committee Summer Research Grants

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Faculty Grants Committee administers a fund to be used to support faculty, primarily in the humanities and social sciences, by providing either modest stipends or funds for travel, library research, etc., during the summer term. The awards are made by the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Faculty Grants Committee after a review and evaluation of research proposals submitted by interested faculty. The committee consists of 10 members elected by A&S Council. Each member usually is elected to a three-year term; five positions are allocated to the humanities, three to the social sciences, and two to the natural sciences. Individual grants are made in two categories.

TYPE I. SUMMER TERM RESEARCH STIPENDS of $4,000 for research activities in lieu of teaching. The purpose of this type of grant is to enable faculty members to be free from teaching duties during the summer term to work full time on research projects.

TYPE II. RESEARCH EXPENSE GRANTS in support of specific project expenses such as microfilming, research materials, travel to libraries and other sources of information, and clerical assistance. Actual expenses from $100 to $3,500 will be considered. Full funding, even for successful proposals, cannot be guaranteed.

The announcement of each annual competition and the guidelines are carried in the December and January issues of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Gazette, with an application deadline of late January. Although no funds can be disbursed until July 1, research projects of grant recipients may begin before that date. Awards are announced in the beginning of March.

Dietrich School Interdisciplinary Programs (IDPs)

Funds are available through the Dietrich School Dean's Office to support IDP innovation.