Faculty Development Fund
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND
DEADLINE: Monday, January 27, 2014
The Duquesne University Faculty Development Fund (FDF) is administered as a competitive grants program. FDF awards are seed money, designed to help faculty begin their scholarly work, initiate work in a new direction, or continue a research project using the award as “bridging funds” between grants. Preference will be given to junior faculty and to multidisciplinary projects. The intention is not to provide ongoing, long-term support for a project. Ideally, FDF grants will help advance a project to a point where the faculty member can apply successfully for external support to continue the work. Submissions are limited to one proposal per principal investigator (or co-principal investigator) per competition. Funding of eligible projects of up to $10,000 may be requested. Budgets may be readjusted at the discretion of the review committee, if deemed necessary.
The deadline for proposals is Monday, January 27, 2014. Proposals must be prepared in accordance with the format outlined in the guidelines which can be found below and submitted to the Office of Research, 310 Administration Building, by 4:30 pm that day. Proposals submitted after the deadline will be returned without review. I encourage you to attend one of two brief informational meetings for applicants to be held on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm or Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:00 am in room 311 Administration Bldg. If you cannot attend either meeting, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Research (x6326 or x4290) with questions that may arise during the development of your proposal.