Faculty Development Funds

Faculty Development Fund Guidelines

Application Deadline: April 15 

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.

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 15. Awards are typically announced by mid-May, and the funds become available on July 1.  The application form can be accessed here. Please discuss your request with your department chair or center director before submitting your application.