Faculty Research and Development Awards (FRDA), funded by CHSS, are short-term awards (not to exceed 12 months) that are designed to help tenured and tenure-track faculty initiate new programs of research and scholarship or enhance existing ones.
A central purpose of FRDA funding is to provide seed funding that will lead to an application for external grant or fellowship funding. Immediate submission of a grant or fellowship proposal after the FRDA is completed is not required, although future plans for submission of proposals for external funding should be included in the proposal.
The College will invest up to $100,000 to support FRDA in the 2020 calendar year. Two important changes were made to FRDA in 2019. First, the amounts faculty may request for the categories of support were increased and second, applicants may now request summer stipend support.
Award Types:Single investigator awards: The maximum amount a single investigator may request for research costs is $10,000. Summer pay of up to $6,000 is an allowable expense; fringe benefits costs must be included in the overall budget.
Interdisciplinary collaborations involving faculty in other colleges or schools: Proposals for projects involving collaborations between CHSS faculty and faculty in other Colleges or Schools may request support for research costs up to $15,000. Cross-college proposals must include cost share of some kind from partnering colleges or schools.
Tenured and tenure-track faculty members are eligible to apply. Faculty may apply for only one FRDA award in a review cycle. Faculty who have previously received an FRDA award may apply for a second award only if they have:
Priority will be given to faculty members early in their career or those who have not previously received an FRDA award.
The proposal must be submitted as a single document (Word or PDF) to Judy Herbert (email@example.com) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019. Applicants must follow proposal preparation instructions in the FRDA Call for Proposals.
At the completion of the FRDA, applicants must submit a brief report using the FRDA Final Report Form. Final reports are due no later than December 31, 2020.
For further information or questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.