January 17, 2013
Jennifer Prichard

ORDS Announces 2013 Competition for Grant Programs

The grants are available through the Office of Research Development and Services. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 15.

Applications are now available for two internal grant programs designed to support faculty research and scholarly activity. The deadline for both the Beaumont Faculty Development Fund and the Summer Research Award in the Humanities is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15.

The objectives of both programs are:

  • to support pilot research and concept development prior to the submission of proposals to external funding sources;
  • to assist faculty in developing skills and competencies to pursue research and external support; and
  • to support faculty in the pursuit of scholarly activity, including course and curriculum development.

The Beaumont Faculty Development Fund (BFDF) was established at Saint Louis University in 1976 with initial endowed support from the Beaumont Foundation. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for year-long projects. Funds can be used to support the purchase of research supplies, minor equipment, and student labor, and travel to collections, all of which must be directly related to the project and not considered a normal departmental expense.

The Summer Research Award in the Humanities is designated for projects that fall broadly into the realm of the humanities, and can be completed between July 1 and September 30. In addition to the above, the SRA provides a stipend and fringe benefits for the investigator. Support is also available for a student stipend of $1,000 and three credits of tuition to be used during the summer session only.

Both programs are administered by the Office of Research Development and Services in the Division of Research Administration. Applications are available on the ORDS website. To be eligible for consideration, applications must be submitted the guidelines by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15.

For more information about either of these programs, contact ORDS at 314-977-7742.

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