Faculty Research Awards Committee

(A&S Committee)

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

MEMBERSHIP: 2020-2021

Term: Five (5) years

Name and Link to
Directory Listing

Rank, Department

Term
(On leave)

deRuiter, Jan P.

Professor, Psychology and Computer Science

2020-2025

Devigne, Robert*

Professor, Political Science

2017-2022

Donohue, Bonnie*

Professor of the Practice, SMFA

2019-2024

Fyler, John

Professor, English

2017-2022

Mann, Anthony

Professor, Physics & Astronomy

(2018-2021)

Baghdiantz-McCabe, Ina

Professor, History

2020-2025

Mirkin, Sergei

Professor, Biology

2020-2025

Ridge, Jack

Professor, Earth and Ocean Sciences

2019-2024

Warikoo, Natasha

Professor, Sociology

2020-2021

Zhong, Xueping

Professor, International Literary and Cultural Studies

2020-2025

Brizuela, Bárbara+

Dean of Academic Affairs, 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 Arts, Sciences and Engineering. 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 Arts, Sciences and Engineering 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 tenure-stream faculty 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.

2020-2021 deadlines: 

Award Type

Application Deadlines

Grants in Aid

Monday, September 28, 2020
Monday, November 23, 2020
Monday, January 11, 2021
Monday, February 22, 2021
Monday, March 29, 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021

Faculty Research Fund

Monday, September 28, 2020
Monday, February 1, 2021

Senior Faculty Research Semester Fellowships

Monday, October 26, 2020

Mellon Awards

Monday, November 9, 2020

Summer Faculty Fellowships

Monday, November 9, 2020

Open Access Publishing

Applications accepted throughout the academic year until funds are expended.

Distinguished Scholarship Awards (Arts and Humanities)

Monday, March 1, 2021

Previous FRAC awards: