Faculty Development Funds

COVID-19 Notice: Given the current circumstances, we must temporarily suspend the Faculty Development Funds and Faculty Lectureship Fund Programs. We hope to be able to reopen the portal for applications and make awards at a later date.    

Faculty Development Fund Guidelines

Application Deadline: April 30

The Faculty Development Fund is aimed at supporting development, especially among junior faculty, by providing incremental assistance towards research travel, research supplies, publication fees, and other related expenses.

Voting members of the Brown Campus-based faculty are eligible to receive Faculty Development Funds.

Please note that the University's policy on the use of per diem has recently been updated, requiring pre-authorization for per diem charged for more than 14 consecuitive days.  The updates can be found on the travel lodging and meal policies.

The amounts awarded range between $500 and $2500. Larger amounts (up to $5000) may be awarded in special circumstances and/or for projects involving international collaboration and/or travel. The budget is limited, and each year we receive more applications than can be funded.  Faculty who have applied for and exhausted funds from other sources (i.e. Faculty Travel Fund, Salomon Research funds, OVPR Humanities Research funds), are given preference.  

A call for applications is issued each Spring, and applications are due on April 30. Awards are typically announced by June, and the funds become available on July 1. Applications are collected through UFUNDS.