The Faculty Fellow Awards (FFA) provide awarded faculty members one semester of full release time (from teaching and administrative tasks) at full salary for scholarly and creative projects. Scholarly activity is defined as a work of scholarship that is peer reviewed and publicly disseminated. Examples of scholarly activity should demonstrate discovery and/or integration of new knowledge, technologies, methods, or materials. Creative research activity is defined as original contributions to an investigator’s field of study that are produced through writing, creating, composing, designing, recording, performing, curating, etc. Departments of awarded faculty will receive up to $15,000 to defer the cost of the awardee’s release time.
The congressionally-established National Institute of Health Loan Repayment Programs (NIH LRP) help repay the outstanding student loans of researchers who are or will be conducting nonprofit biomedical or behavioral research. Successful applicants will have up to $50,000 annually of qualified educational debt repaid by the NIH in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research