College Faculty Funding Programs

These funds are closed for academic year 2020-21. The funding will support our faculty in their COVID-19-related awards.


Supports the research, scholarship, and creative activities of faculty from disciplines with less substantial start-up funds and limited extramural funding opportunities (humanities and social sciences).

Instructional Improvement Fund

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

International Research Collaborations Award

Aims to develop and enhance international connections between the College of Arts and Sciences faculty and their counterparts in academic/research institutions abroad.

International Travel Awards

Covers travel costs for faculty speaking and presenting outside the U.S.

Partnerships Seed Funding Program

Seeks to fuel innovation through a variety of partnership activities, including encouraging connections and providing seed funding.