New Faculty Research Initiative Awards
Tenure-track faculty members in their first year of service may apply for a CCFA New
Faculty Research Award for up to $4,500. Applicants should apply online using the University Faculty Research Grant form and print out a hard copy to submit
to the Dean’s office only.
New faculty, however, are encouraged to apply for both a New Research Initiative and
regular Faculty Research Grant. If new faculty are selected for both grants, only
one can be accepted.
The application deadline for New Faculty Research Initiative Awards is on
January 14, 2011 with attention to Dean’s Office, College of Communication and Fine
Faculty Research Grant (FRG)
Faculty Research Grants are awards for up to $6,500 for tenured, tenure-track or continuing
research faculty. Proposals require department chair or director and Dean's signatures
before they are submitted to the Vice Provost for Research. Proposals are reviewed
by a FRG Area Review Committee. Faculty members should apply online.
The Faculty Research Grant has two (2) application deadlines.
- First deadline is January 18, 2013, when the proposals are submitted to the departments
and schools and the Dean’s office.
- Second Deadline is January 25, 2013, when the proposals are submitted to office of
the Vice Provost for Research.
The Strengthening Communities Initiative (SCI)
The Strengthening Communities Initiative (SCI) will provide funding support for neighborhood-based
projects and capacity building efforts that bring University of Memphis faculty and
students together with nonprofit community organizations that serve Memphis.
SCI awards are offered in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
(CFGM), the United Way of the Mid-South (UWMS) and the University of Memphis (UM)
through two programs:
- Capacity Building Grants. Applicants for Capacity Building grants may request up to
$18,000 per project.
- Small Grants. SCI Small Grants are for neighborhood development projects that are
outside the scope of the larger SCI Capacity Building grants. Applicants for Small
Grants awards may request up to $2,500.
For more information about the Strengthening Community Initiative visit the School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy