College Faculty Funding Programs

CAS Interdisciplinary Research Team Grants

Aims to develop and enhance research teams across two or more disciplines, cognate areas (humanities, social sciences, and physical and natural sciences), or colleges.

Priorities: advancing research in areas no single discipline will undertake on its own; combining modes of disciplinary thinking to advance knowledge; creating teams that address complex problems to improve lives.

Application due: October 30 and March 30

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CAS Research Impact and Engagement Grants

Aims to support the completion and dissemination of research, to enhance community-based or engaged research, and to elevate the national and international impact of CAS research and creative activity.

Priorities: supporting international travel for research presentations; enhancing publication quality, visibility, and reach; fostering CAS research and creative activities in partnership with communities that are mutually beneficial, collaborative, and reciprocal.

Application due: October 30 and March 30

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CAS Spark Grants

Aims to enhance early-stage research, including idea generation, prospectus development, writing, grant narrative development, experimentation, research travel, and creative exploration.

Priorities: supporting early and mid-career faculty with less substantial start-up funds and limited extramural funding opportunities.

Application due: October 30 and March 30

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CAS Strategic Priorities Grants

Aims to support and encourage team-based, collaborative research and creative activity focused on the College of Arts and Science's strategic plan and the university's grand challenges.

The priority for the 2022-2023 award cycle will be climate resilience, but we welcome applications on any of the Grand Challenge themes or strategic priorities outlined in the CAS Strategic Plan.

Application due: October 30 and March 30

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Instructional Improvement Fund

Gives incentives for planning and implementing significant undergraduate instructional improvement projects addressing one of six specified objectives.

Application due: February 1

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