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Dean's Initiatives

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) offers several internal grant programs to support faculty excellence and teaching innovation.

Current Initiatives

Program Accepting Applications
Book Manuscript Finalization Support Ongoing
NCFDD Faculty Success Program April 30, 2024
Faculty Development Programs Ongoing
Faculty Research and Creative Scholarship Grants October 20, 2023
Faculty Travel Support for Conferences, Seminars & Workshops September 15, 2023; January 12, 2024; March 15, 2024
Graduate Assistantship Enhancement Program

January 19, 2024
February 26, 2024
March 25, 2024


Small Equipment Purchase Grants October 20, 2023
Undergraduate Research Enhancement Program (UREP) December 1, 2023 (for Spring 2024) and May 1, 2024 (for Summer/Fall 2024)

All Initiatives

Book Manuscript Finalization Support Program

Apply for up to $3000 to hire an individual to assist in verifying quotations, completing and checking citations, formatting references, tables and graphs, and/or to hire a contract indexer to prepare an index.  Faculty must have a secured contract for the book or edited volume; textbooks and books under advance contract are not eligible.

Faculty Development Programs

Through a series of sessions, this program will introduce faculty participants to the resources of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), as well as other practical tips and information needed to be successful in their research, teaching, and service endeavors.

Faculty Success Program: NCFDD Fellowship

Apply for a fellowship to participate in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Faculty Success Program.

Faculty Research and Creative Scholarship Grants

Apply for up to $10,000 in assistance for developing a new or completing an on-going research project. Arts, humanities, and social sciences projects are given priority.

Faculty Travel Support for Conferences, Seminars & Workshops

This initiative is intended to assist full-time (FTE) professional, tenure-track or tenured faculty members with funding of up to $1,500 to give one presentation at a conference, symposium, or workshop per year (initiative call). 

Graduate Assistantship Enhancement Program

Nominate a prospective student for a graduate assistantship enhancement. This program is designed to help departments in the college recruit top prospective graduate students into their terminal degree programs.  

Small Equipment Purchase Grants

Obtain up to $20,000 to purchase a single piece of equipment vital to your research. Priority will be given to research in the sciences. 

Undergraduate Research Enhancement Program (UREP)

Apply for up to $1,000 to defer research expenses for students enrolled in an independent study course for the purpose of conducting undergraduate research.


Application Guidelines

Applications should be prepared in accordance with the program guidelines for each initiative. 

All attached documents should be formatted using 12-point font size and 1-inch margins and submitted in 8.5" x 11" PDF format unless otherwise noted in the instructions.

Applications and letters of support will be reviewed by the associate deans in the college and results will be announced in a timely manner.  Resubmissions of the same application from last year should be noted when applicable. All expenditures must be in compliance with federal and state laws as well as university policies and procedures.

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