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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 Arts.


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

New Faculty Research Initiative

Faculty Research Grant (FRG)

Strengthening Communities Initiative (SCI)

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