Faculty Summer Research Grant Program
College Dean must approve and submit the proposal by the following RSP deadline:
- Fall 2023: November 6 before 5 PM PST
We suggest that application materials are sent to.... *
- Department Chairs: 2 weeks before RSP deadline
- College Deans: 1 week before RSP Deadline
*Be sure to check if your department/college has set specific internal deadlines!
The proposal template MUST be downloaded, completed, and attached to your application eSign form as a PDF file to be considered for funding.
For best functionality, open template in the desktop Word application.
*Template updated 8/2023
See our Frequently Asked Questions.
Using the required proposal template submit all required components as one pdf file attached to the Faculty Summer Research Grant application (eSign Form) and submit to your department chair.
Please give yourself, your department chair, and college dean plenty of time for this process
Department Chairs should review the application, enter their written comments on the eSign form, and forward their approvals to their College Dean.
DEANS (SUBMISSION DEADLINE)
In the esign form, College Deans should review the materials and submit the proposal by approving the application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for Deans to Submit to RSP
Fall 2023 Deadline: November 6 before 5PM PST
IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications that do not use the required template or are received without approval from a Department Chair and College Dean or materials time stamped after the deadline for submission to RSP will not be considered for funding.
Faculty will be notified of award decisions on or before December 15, 2023.
EVALUATION OF PROPOSALS
Summer Research and Creative Opportunities Grants are awarded for research, scholarly or artistic/creative endeavors, but not for the development of curricular materials. A multi-disciplinary committee of the RCA Council evaluates proposals and makes recommendations to the Vice Provost for Research based on the Chair’s assessment and the following merit criteria:
- Clarity, completeness, and strength of statement of need/problem/creative activity
- Opportunity for advancing professional scholarship of the faculty member
- Significance of the project to the applicant’s educational goals
- Scholarly and/or creative merit benefiting the field
- Likely impact on discipline/students/community
- Suitability/feasibility of the proposed methods, staffing and timeline
- Clarity and feasibility of the dissemination plan and endpoints (publication, performance display, ability to seek external funding, etc.)
- Feasibility within the proposed timeframe and funding available
- The committee is also concerned with the equitable distribution of awards across colleges