Provost Fund for Scholarship & Professional Development
The primary goal of the Provost Fund is to encourage faculty scholarship and professional activity at all levels of expertise in the faculty's efforts to develop as teachers, researchers, scholars and artists. Funding is made available to full-time instructional faculty members through a competitive internal grant process.
Funded activities are intended to support the mission and strategic goals of the university and the colleges. The Faculty Research and Publication Board (FRPB) is charged with managing the Provost Fund grant program with administrative support from the Office of Sponsored Programs.
The FRPB reviews proposals and selects projects for funding several times throughout the year. Grants are awarded in two categories, Research, Dissemination and Faculty Development (RDFD) and Provost Awards for Travel (PAT).
All full-time instructional faculty members (tenured, tenure-track, and contract renewable) are eligible to apply for these grants (with the exception of faculty members who are serving as deans, chairs, and directors). Proposals from previous award recipients who are delinquent in submitting a final report will not be considered.
Internal Award Procedures
The procedures provide a consistent method for handling internal awards to accommodate new university budget guidelines; they apply to Provost Fund Grants, FRPB Grants, OSP Travel Grants, and Summer Support Initiative Awards..