Faculty Awards and Grants
The actual deadline date for Faculty Awards and Grants changes every year, but it is currently in November and March and award notifications are sent within two weeks after that. Watch for the e-mail notice that is sent to all faculty and contains the actual submission date.
Information and forms necessary for annual internal grant competition
Guidelines for Application From the Committee on Faculty Awards and Grants
The Committee on Faculty Awards and Grants together with the Provost is responsible for administering the College's internal research funds. These guidelines have been established for those members of the faculty seeking research support from the Committee.
There are currently three funds that support faculty research.
The maximum request is $5,000, but applicants should be aware that the Committee is rarely in a position to fund in full requests for over $3,000 and that in practice most awards involve substantially smaller amounts. The funds available to the Committee are very limited, and it always attempts to distribute them as widely as possible among those applicants who have submitted cogent, thoroughly documented needs for research and publication support. The Committee expects budgets to be carefully detailed and to reflect a reasonable effort to minimize expenses. Anyone who has received an award from the Faculty Awards and Grants Competition for two consecutive years will not be eligible for a third consecutive year of funding. When available funds are insufficient to meet the needs of all deserving applicants, the Committee gives preference to junior members of the faculty and to those who have not received funds in recent allocations. The Committee rarely funds travel to conferences and never funds retroactive payments. In addition, the following guidelines will apply:
Faculty must apply to the Committee on Faculty Awards and Grants using the accompanying Bryn Mawr College Grant Application Form. There is no need to specify the fund from which support is requested. The Committee will review all proposals and make recommendations for funding. In the case of projects to be supported by the Faculty Research Fund, the Committee will make recommendations to the Provost who makes the final decision. All proposals are read critically by the committee and discussed seriously. Therefore both the description of the project and the budget should be prepared carefully. The proposal should be written for an intelligent non-specialist. See below for link to application form. In addition to the grant application form, faculty should submit:
Additional Guidelines for Selected Requests
Those requesting support for publication subsidy or equipment acquisition should follow the supplemental guidelines detailed below.
The information requested is IN ADDITION TO the basic application.
Two competitions will be held each year. The application deadline will be announced early in each semester. Application forms, vitae, and budgets should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The period of the award will extend to the end of the summer of the year following the year in which the award is made (e.g., awards made in 2/07 will extend to 8/31/08). A final report indicating the use of funds provided and the results of your project should be submitted to the Committee upon completion of the supported activity or within 30 days of the termination date, whichever occurs first. A final report must be submitted to the Committee before a subsequent request for support will be considered.
Faculty members awarded grants should acknowledge the support received from Bryn Mawr College, naming the appropriate fund, in the publication of the supported work. Upon the publication of their research, they should notify the Committee, giving a complete bibliographical reference.
Click here to get application form.
Revised February 7, 2011