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FAculty SMALL Grant Program - URC

Program Purpose

The Faculty Small Grant Program (FSGP) seeks to support significant research and creative scholarly projects in colleges where extramural funding is difficult to obtain. This program will provide faculty with grants up to $6,000 for a period of two years to support scholarly projects and publications. In exceptional circumstances the committee may elect to support an outstanding proposal at a higher level of funding. Proposals are evaluated on their significance, soundness, competence and merits.


Eligibility Criteria

Faculty who hold at least a .50 FTE appointment are eligible to apply. Recipients of University Research Committee (URC) grants must submit a final report and close out any remaining URC funds before they are eligible to reapply for the program. If an application has been turned down by the committee, the PI is allowed one resubmission of a revised proposal on the same subject. Revised proposals must include a description of all changes made to the original proposal in a point-by-point fashion. 


Length of Grants

The grant activity will close two years after the award date. Any remaining funds will be returned to the URC. No-cost extensions will not be considered unless under exceptional circumstances. Recipients of the URC grants must submit a Final Report (with Cover Sheet- PDF) when their grant has expired.

If, within one year there is a tangible product, the recipient should send a copy of the product to the committee. This includes, but is not limited to, such items as articles, books, photographs, or other appropriate material. Tangible products submitted with final reports will be returned. The awardee is required to acknowledge the URC grant in any published results, catalogs, videos or other products.

Starting the Proposal Submission Process


ERICA Requirements:

  1. Cover page
  2. Abstract
  3. Budget Page (Budget Guidelines and Restrictions)
  4. Body of Proposal (3 pages)
  5. CV or Biographical Sketch 
  6. Appendices (1-2 pages max)
  7. Recommended Faculty Reviewers (please notify potential reviewers prior to applying.)

Important Deadlines:

Each deadline is tied to a specific semester when the grant funds will be transferred. This is to ensure enough time is given to review and process the transfer before the project begins. Please refer to the table below to know the deadline for the application.

Departmental Approvals must be submitted by the proposal deadline.

Deadline Project Begins
September 15 Spring
November 15 Summer
March 15 Fall

Note: When a submission date falls on a weekend, Federal holiday, State holiday, or a University closure date, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day. 

Submission of Proposals

Application materials must be submitted using ERICA System

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Last Updated: 12/12/19