Scholarship & Research

The Center for Faculty Excellence supports faculty research, scholarship, and creative projects through both grants and sponsored programs support as well as through professional development programs and services. CFE also provides administrative support for the Institutional Review Board (IRB). CFE’s professional development programs focus on a wide array of topics that support faculty in meeting their scholarship goals, such as building an interdisciplinary research community, celebrating scholarship, writing productivity, and writing successful grant proposals.

Key Programs

Connect with Senior Associate Director of Research and Sponsored Programs, Lenko Tankov, for a one-on-one consultation to assist you with planning a proposal submission, navigating your project, or any questions regarding research at Simmons.

Proposal House is a two-day program to assist faculty in developing grant applications for their research and scholarship. It is designed to support faculty as they develop, write, and submit external grant proposals and is intended to be helpful both for those actively in the proposal process and for those beginning their independent research or pivoting to new research areas.

Please view the Sponsored Programs Support page for more information.

Simmons University is a founding member of the North Star Collective, a series of new initiatives to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) faculty through the New England Board of Higher Education. CFE is the institutional liaison and provides support for this program.