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Research Support

Research Professorships (DISCONTINUED FOR FY18)-  provide faculty one semester of release time from teaching duties so they can concentrate on a major innovative research project.

Seed Money Grants - provide funding so that faculty may collect preliminary data or perform preliminary research that will enable them to submit a more competitive proposal to an external funding agency.

Dissertation Research Improvement Grants - are awarded annually to support or partially support dissertation research projects proposed by graduate students in the School of Social Sciences who have completed their coursework and who have advanced to candidacy or will advance to candidacy by the time the DRI awards are made. 

Pre-Dissertation Research Grants - provide support for graduate students who are conducting preliminary research related to their dissertations so that they may prepare stronger dissertations and/or submit more competitive dissertation research applications to other funding sources.  

 Graduate Student Conference Travel Grants - provide partial support for graduate students to travel to conferences to present results related to their research.

Mini-Grants  (DISCONTINUED FOR FY18) - are designed to accommodate small, immediate faculty research needs, such as software purchases, data collection costs, and student support.

Funding Opportunities- provide sources of external funding for faculty and graduate students.