Faculty Research Awards Committee

(A&S Committee)

Standing Bylaw Committee of the
Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering

MEMBERSHIP: 2022-2023

Term: Five (5) years

Name and Link to
Directory Listing

Rank, Department

Term
(On leave)

Baghdiantz-McCabe, Ina

Professor, History

2020-2025

de Ruiter, J.P.

Professor, Computer Science and Psychology

2020-2025

Donohue, Bonnie*

Professor of the Practice, SMFA

2019-2024

Gee, Laura

Associate Professor, Economics

(2021-2026)

Haber, Judith

Professor, English

2021-2026

Mirkin, Sergei

Professor, Biology

(2020-2025)

Montez, Noe

Associate Professor, Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

2022-2027

Ridge, Jack

Professor, Earth and Ocean Sciences

2019-2024

Shin, Lisa

Professor, Psychology

2021-2026

Smyth, David

Associate Professor, Mathematics

2022-2023

Storeygard, Adam

Associate Professor, Economics

2022-2023

Zhong, Xueping

Professor, International Literary and Cultural Studies

(2020-2025)

Thomas, Ayanna +

Dean of Research, School of Arts and Sciences

 

Rohrbach, Augusta +

Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Vice Provost

 

Tyson, Donna +

Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

 

* Chair/Co-Chair
+ ex-officio/non-voting

The function of the Faculty Research Awards Committee (FRAC) is to distribute funds in support of research conducted by members of the Faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences. The main responsibility is for members of FRAC to carefully review each proposal and come to the meetings prepared to discuss why each proposal should or should not be funded.

Visit the School of Arts and Sciences bylaws for more information regarding this committee's bylaws.

View this committee's most recent annual report.

View this committee's workload obligations.

FRAC APPLICATION INFORMATION

FRAC applications from the A&S tenure-stream faculty and full-time Professors of the Practice are considered throughout the academic year. For more information and to submit an application, click the link below.

FRAC Application Portal

YOUR APPLICATION IS MORE LIKELY TO BE SUCCESSFUL IF YOU FOLLOW THIS ADVICE:

  1. Do not cut and paste from another grant proposal. Keep in mind that your application will be read by people across the disciplines in Arts & Sciences. Explain the what, why, and how of your research project clearly and concisely so that people outside your field can understand it.
  2. Avoid technical or specialized language.
  3. Be sure to follow the word limit criteria listed for each category.
  4. Explain how the grant money will be spent (in addition to your attached budget).
  5. If the grant is to support a student, explain how the student's work will contribute directly to your own research project.

2021-2022 deadlines: 

Award Type

Application Deadlines

Grants-in-Aid

Monday, September 20, 2021
Monday, November 22, 2021
Monday, January 10, 2022
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Monday, May 9, 2022

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Grants-in-Aid

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Faculty Research Fund

Monday, September 27, 2021
Monday, January 24, 2022

Senior Semester Leaves

Monday, October 25, 2021

Mellon Research Awards

Monday, November 8, 2021

Summer Faculty Fellowships

Monday, November 8, 2021

Open Access Publishing

Applications accepted throughout the academic year until funds are expended.
*No funds remain for the AY 2021-2022 cycle*

Distinguished Scholar Award (Social Sciences)

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Previous FRAC awards: