Faculty Research and Development Awards
Faculty Research and Development Awards (FRDA), funded by CHSS, are short-term awards that are designed to help tenured and tenure-track faculty initiate new programs of research and scholarship or enhance existing ones.
Faculty may submit only one application for an FRDA award in any one Academic Year.
FRDA Seed Funding Leading to External Funding.
A central purpose of FRDA Seed Funding Leading to External Funding (“FRDA Seed Funding”) is to provide seed funding that will lead to an application for external funding. Immediate submission of a grant or fellowship proposal after the FRDA is completed is not required, although plans for seeking external funding must be included in the proposal.
The application deadline for FRDA Seed Funding has shifted to later in the academic year. February 2, 2024 is the due date for the upcoming round. Projects may begin June 1, 2024, and extend through August 31, 2025.
FRDA Seed Funding is available for: (1) single investigators (up to $10,000); (2) multiple investigators from two or more CHSS departments/programs (up to $15,000); or (3) for multiple investigators from two or more colleges or schools (up to $15,000 with match expected from non-CHSS colleges/schools).
Tenure-track and tenured faculty members are eligible to apply for FRDA Seed Funding. Priority will be given to faculty members early in their career or those who have not previously received an FRDA Seed Funding award. Faculty who have previously received an FRDA Seed Funding award may apply for a second seed funding award if they have:
- Fulfilled the terms of their first FRDA award
- Submitted the required Final Report
- Submitted at least one proposal for external funding as a direct result of the FRDA
Faculty may not receive more than two FRDAs Seed Funding awards. Faculty who have received FRDA Career Award(s) are limited to four awards overall (two Seed Funding and two Career Development Awards).
Applicants must submit a complete application by the deadline as specified in the FRDA Call for Proposals, and in the information below. Late applications will not be accepted.
An application for the FRDA Seed Funding Leading to External Funding competition must be submitted as a single document (Word or PDF) to Michele Schwietz by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024.
At the completion of the FRDA award applicants must submit a brief final report by the required due date.
For questions related to the FRDA Seed Funding Leading to External Funding, please e-mail Michele Schwietz, email@example.com.