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Faculty regularly have ideas about new professional projects, ranging from the personal to the College-wide - ideas that usually require funding to implement. Faculty are encouraged to become familiar with the variety of funding sources – both internal and external – that are available to make these projects a reality.
Faculty should first explore internal funding sources. These include departmental funds, divisional funds, programmatic funds and Dean's Office funding. Funding usually ranges from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand and is generally available through competitive processes at different points throughout the year. If you would like to discuss the range of internal options available or get some advice on your first proposal draft, please contact Tess Powers, the Director of Faculty Research Support.
Faculty with substantial funding needs – more than $5,000 or so – should explore external funding sources. Because of the nature of working with external funders, faculty are advised to initiate this process at least 18 months before the funding will be needed.
Recognizing that the path to faculty funding can be unclear at times, the Faculty Advancement Committee developed “The Path to Faculty Funding” to help guide faculty through the process.