University Research Grants

2018-2019 Grants Guidelines

Proposals that enhance the educational mission, visibility, and research stature of Connecticut State University will be considered for university research grant funds.

Eligibility: Permanent, full-time faculty who remain on the faculty for the duration of the grant-supported activity are eligible, including faculty on sabbatical leave. However, faculty on unpaid leave are not eligible.

Purpose: Research is defined as any scholarship activity which results in one or more of the following: 1) the creation of new knowledge in a particular discipline, including making connections across traditional fields (i.e. multidisciplinary research); 2) the application of disciplinary/multidisciplinary knowledge, methodologies and/or insights to problems of individuals or groups in the broader society; 3) the production of creative works in the arts; and 4) research in student learning for a particular discipline or area of learning.

Funding limits: Awards are limited to $5,000 per faculty member. The budget must justify and show the relationship of budget items to proposed activities. Legitimate budget items include: faculty stipend, support services, supplies and equipment, and travel. If a stipend for the applicant is part of the budget, the contractual limit of $2,500 per applicant for the stipend includes the total of salary and normal fringe payments (before tax withholding) as needed.

Deadline: Please check with your campus provost or chief academic officer for specifics.

Faculty Development Grants

As described in Article 9.6 of the CSU-AAUP Collective Bargaining Agreement, funds are allocated for faculty development defined as, “activities by and for full- and part-time members that enhance their ability to be productive and innovative professionals.”

Eligibility: Individual full- and part-time faculty members, groups of faculty members working within departments or interdepartmental programs, and groups of faculty organized to address issues of broad departmental, school or university impact.

Purpose: Disseminating and promulgating creative activities appropriate to one’s field/discipline, taking courses/or attending conferences, workshops, seminars relevant to one’s field/discipline, hiring consultants/speakers with specific expertise, and engaging in activities which contribute to the acquisition of materials, development and extension of skills related to teaching, scholarship and professional service.

Funding limits: See Article 12.10.1, Consult the Faculty Development Grant Application Guidelines on your campus.

Deadline: Please contact your campus provost or chief academic officer.

Summer Curriculum Grants

As described in Article 9.11 of the CSU-AAUP Collective Bargaining Agreement, funds are allocated for curriculum related activities performed by full-time members during the summer or intersession. These activities should go beyond the normal effort involved in course preparation.

Eligibility: Proposals are accepted from individual faculty members, groups of faculty members with common interests and departments.

Purpose: Priority will be given to departments and individuals who focus on one or more of the following: innovative curriculum development and the application of new pedagogical approaches; innovative course delivery or course structures, such as on-line courses or courses offered in a Friday/Saturday format; integration of effective assessment into course or program design that supports departmental and institutional assessment goals; development of capstone courses and/or interdisciplinary/integrative courses; and program development in existing or new majors and/or specializations that integrate critical thinking, writing across the discipline, or civic engagement.

Funding limits: See Article 12.10.1. Consult the Summer Curriculum Development Grant Application Guidelines on your campus.

Deadline: Please contact your campus provost or chief academic officer.