Faculty Research Awards Committee

(A&S Committee)

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

MEMBERSHIP: 2023-2024

Term: Five (5) years

Name and Link to
Directory Listing
Rank, DepartmentTerm
(On leave)
Baghdiantz-McCabe, Ina*Professor, History2020-2025
de Ruiter, J.P.Professor, Computer Science and Psychology2020-2025
Gee, LauraAssociate Professor, Economics2021-2026
Haber, JudithProfessor, English2021-2026
Kilmer, MishaProfessor, Mathematics2023-2028
McMillan, MeganProfessor of the Practice, SMFA2023-2028
Mirkin, SergeiProfessor, Biology2020-2025
Montez, NoeAssociate Professor, Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies2022-2027
Shin, Lisa*Professor, Psychology2021-2026
Shultz, Mary JaneProfessor, Chemistry 2023-2024
Zhong, XuepingProfessor, International Literary and Cultural Studies2020-2025
Thomas, Ayanna +Dean of Research, School of Arts and Sciences 
Dalby, Anna +Senior Research Development Specialist, Office of the Vice Provost 
Lewis, Susan +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 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

  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.

2023-2024 deadlines: 

Award TypeApplication Deadlines
Grants-in-AidMonday, September 18, 2023
Monday, November 20, 2023
Monday, January 8, 2024
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Monday, May 6, 2024
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Grants-in-AidTuesday, March 26, 2024
Faculty Research FundMonday, September 25, 2023
Monday, January 22, 2024
Senior Semester LeavesMonday, October 23, 2023
Mellon Research AwardsMonday, November 6, 2023
Summer Faculty FellowshipsMonday, November 6, 2023
Open Access PublishingApplications accepted throughout the academic year until funds are expended.
Distinguished Scholar Award (Arts & Humanities)Monday, February 26, 2024

Previous FRAC awards: