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SCU internal grant programs offer support to faculty for scholarship and curriculum development. Please note that different internal sources may specialize in funding different kinds of activities or projects. For example, travel to conferences is generally supported by departments or deans’ offices, but not by University Grants; some grants fund only curriculum development, others fund only scholarship, and some may be used for either. Note that application deadlines and grant amounts may be subject to change.

Faculty with questions about appropriate internal funding sources for their project should consult with Eileen Razzari Elrod, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development.

Faculty interested in pursuing external sources of funding should contact the Sponsored Projects Office.

University Grants

School and College Grants

Centers of Distinction Grants

University Grants

Faculty Research Course Release Initiative Grants support research-active, tenured faculty with a one-course reduction in teaching load to directly support scholarly activity.  Law School faculty are exempt.  

Contact: Amy Shachter, Associate Provost for Research and Faculty Affairs
Application Deadline: February 1, 2011 
Call for Proposals


University Internal Grants support faculty research, curriculum development, and teaching innovation in any field.
Contact: Amy Shachter, Associate Provost for Research and Faculty Affairs
Application Deadline: February 23, 2011
Amount: Usually $1,000 to $5,000, but no absolute limit
Application Guidelines
Recently approved grant applications

FSRAP (Faculty-Student Research Assistant Program) Grants provide funds to hire students eligible for the federally funded work-study program.  Students serve as research assistants; faculty serve as mentors

Contact: Amy Shachter, Associate Provost for Research Initiatives
Application Deadline: February 23, 2011
Amount: $1,000
FSRAP Application Guidelines

Publication Grants support university and other scholarly press subventions, indexing, copyright permission, and other publication costs.

Contact: Diane Jonte-Pace, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Applications accepted year round
Amount: up to full cost for probationary, tenure-track faculty; ordinarily up to $1000 for senior lecturers, tenured faculty, and other full-time faculty.

The Undergraduate Research Initiative offers funding for faculty and student projects and innovative approaches to involving undergraduates in research. Contact: Amy Shachter, Associate Provost for Research Initiatives.

Faculty Study Group Grants: Grants of up to $500 provide funding for food, materials, and other expenses for interdisciplinary groups of faculty who wish to gather regularly for discussions of scholarship or teaching.


Technology Grants support technology innovation for curricular, scholarly, and service-oriented projects.

Contact: Paul Soukup, S.J., Chair, Technology Steering Committee; Ron Danielson, CIO.
Application deadline: November and March
Amount: Teaching Grants up to $10,000; Larger Projects up to $100,000. Information: Go to ERes and search for "TSC000".

School and College Grants

College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Grants support the scholarship and creative activity of tenure-stream teaching scholars. Contact: Kathleen Schneider, Senior Assistant Dean. Applications accepted year round.

Moran Family Trust Grants support the integration of ethics and social justice into the curriculum for tenured and tenure track faculty and senior lecturers in the College of Arts & Sciences. Contact: Marie Brancati, College of Arts & Sciences.
Application deadline: January
Amount: up to $1,500

School of Business Leavey Grants support creative scholarship and teaching innovation of full-time tenure-track faculty. Contact: Dean’s office, Leavey School of Business.
Application deadline: May

School of Engineering Internal Grants support direct costs of a research project, including student support, for full time faculty. Contact: Dean’s office, School of Engineering.
Application deadline: June

Centers of Distinction Grants

Center for Science, Technology, and Society: Research Grants support research relating to the Center’s mission, in particular its three major activity areas: Social Entrepreneurship, Public Engagement, and Education. Contact: Director, Center for Science, Technology and Society
Applications accepted year round
Amount: up to $15,000; may include course releases

Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education: Bannan Grants support scholarly and pedagogical projects enhancing the Jesuit character of the University. Dialogue and Design Grants provide seed money for collaborative projects. Contact: Paul Woolley, Associate Director, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education.
Application deadlines: October and April
Amount: up to $5,000

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics: Hackworth Grants support research and teaching in applied ethics. Grants are available to all faculty-- tenured, tenure track, lecturers, and adjunct. Contact: David DeCosse, Director of Campus Ethics Programs
Application Deadline: December and May
Amount: up to $5,000


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