Fund for Research

The Fund for Research was established in 1966 with a generous alumnae gift. The Fund offers small grants to faculty members and senior staff to pursue scholarly research for professional development and/or institutional research contributing to the educational functioning of the University. "Research" is to be interpreted broadly — to embrace both analytical and creative efforts.

Grants will be made in amounts not exceeding $2,500. Proposals are accepted for projects of up to two (2) years in length.

Full-time faculty members and senior administrative staff are eligible to apply. Applicants are advised that Fund for Research grants are awarded through a competitive process.

Please submit one (1) original in hard copy to the Office of Sponsored Programs, Room E-206, MCB, by 4:30 p.m. on the due date. You should also submit an electronic copy to Valerie Beaudrault.


  • November 15, 2018*
  • March 15, 2019*

* If the proposal deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be due on the Monday following the deadline.

Download Fund for Research Applications and Guidelines

Recent Fund for Research Awards