PRF Summer Faculty Grant

The PRF Summer Faculty Grants (PRF/SFG) is designed to help faculty continue full-time scholarly work during the summer and the award should not be held simultaneously with any other appointment.



The awards are for full-time, research or tenure-track, academic year faculty members, who will be employed by the University in the following academic year, and are in the early stages of their careers. Qualified applicants must fall into one of the three categories listed below:

  • Untenured assistant or associate professor; or an

  • Associate professor who obtained tenure no more than three years prior to the summer for which they are requesting support.

  • Applicants can receive up to two Summer Faculty Grants.

**Projects for the development of a course or teaching laboratory are not eligible.**

Funding level: $8,000 (less taxes) for two summer months (8 weeks).

Proposals should be submitted to the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education of the college/school. The Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education will notify faculty members of their internal deadline and application procedures. 

There are no format requirements except that the application form must be used as the cover page. Each application should include the following: (1) an application form (attached), (2) an application narrative not exceeding five double spaced pages that include abstract, statement of the problem, significance of the problem and plan for research, (3) a two page CV, and (4) a bibliography. 

Applicants should submit their materials in a single PDF file to by 5 PM EST Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Proposals will be evaluated by faculty reviewers from the college who are appointed by the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education. Reviewers will be asked to base their evaluation on scholarly merit as well as the promise of contribution to the field and the growth of the scholar. Among applications of equal merit, preference should be given to those applicants who have not had previous Summer Faculty Grant (SFG) awards.

The evaluation of the applications will be based on the following main criteria: (a) scholarly merit, (b) the promise of contribution to the field, and (c) the growth of the scholar. 

Proposals should be written in terms appropriate for reviewers who are familiar with the general area of the proposed research but whose expertise may not specifically coincide with the topic of the proposal. The application form contains a check-off list for research involving animals (PACUC), humans (IRB), and/or recombinant DNA, infectious agents, or unfixed human fluids, human tissues, or human cell lines (IBC).  If your plan of research requires any of these regulatory approvals, you must indicate this by checking the appropriate space on the application cover page.

Announcements of the awards will be made by each department/college/school upon completion of their award process.

Webpage: EVPRP - Summer Faculty Grants

CLA Faculty Criteria - additional information can be found on EVPRP webpage (click here)

Application (pdf)  (doc) for the PRF Summer Faculty Grant

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