The Committee on Grants (COG) provides faculty and students with supplemental funding for creative research projects in arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The main purpose of COG is either to provide seed money for projects that will eventually attract outside funding or to support work where outside funds are not available. The Office of College Grants administers institutional grants awarded by the Committee on Grants (COG) from proposals submitted throughout the academic year.  

COG Application and Deadlines

COG Application OPENS: CLOSES AT 4:30 pm ON: NoTIFIED bY:
Round 1 Wednesday  Sept. 12, 2018 Wednesday  Sept. 19, 2018 Sept. 28
Round 2 Wednesday  Oct. 24, 2018 Wednesday  Oct. 31,  2018 Nov. 9
Round 3 Wednesday  Jan. 23, 2019 Wednesday  Jan. 30,  2019 Feb. 8
If funds remain:    Round 4 Wednesday  Mar. 20, 2019 Wednesday  Mar. 27,  2019 April 5

 

 

 

Faculty may apply for the following grants during the open application periods listed in the table above.
  1. Research Grants - to support faculty research activities including such expenses as supplies, student assistants, travel for research, and small items of equipment. (Limit of one award up to $1,000 per academic year)

  2. Hackman Faculty Research Awards - to provide funding for a few faculty members who have participated regularly in the Hackman Summer Scholar Program and who have sought outside funding for their research(Limit of one award up to $5,000 per academic year). Faculty applying for a Hackman Faculty Research Award must apply by the deadline for the second COG round.

  3. Price Faculty Research Fund - the Price Award will fund one worthy faculty research project (in any discipline) each year. Faculyt may apply for up to $4,000. Grant requests may include (but are not limited to) travel and materials/supplies needed to do research. Faculty applying for the Price Faculty Research Award must apply by the deadline for the second COG round.

NOTE:

  • It is a condition of the grant that you submit a COG Final Report on your accomplishments within 30 days upon completion of the project. Completing this report is a precondition for faculty to receive support from the Committee in subsequent years.
  • The COG awards don't cover travel expense to conferences or expenses for research that has already taken place.
  • If your project involves human subject study or vertebrate animal research, you will need prior approval to conduct that research by the applicable regulatory committee (Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) before submitting your COG application. 

Students may apply for one of the following grants during the open application periods listed in the table above:

  1. Student Research Grants provide additional support for student research projects whose need exceeds the resources of departmental budgets. Most successful applications are for advanced independent research or artistic projects (e.g. 390 or 490), but collaborative projects are also eligible for funds. The maximum for these student research grants is $400 per year.
  2. Leser Grants provide funds for outstanding student-initiated research projects in the natural sciences, up to $1,000 per year.
  3. Nissley Grants provide funds for outstanding student-initiated research projects in the arts, humanities, or social sciences, up to $1,000 per year.
  4. Rockhold funds are grants for economic research in developing countries, up to $3,000 per grant.

COG funding will not be provided for research which has already commenced ; please submit a COG application before you begin your project.

NOTE:

  • Students who receive COG funding are expected to present their research findings at either the Autumn or Closer Look Research Fair.
  • If your project involves human subject study or vertebrate animal research, you will need prior approval to conduct that research by the applicable regulatory committee (Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) before submitting your COG application. 

 

COG Funding and Success 

During the 2016-2017 academic year, COG awarded more than :

  • $49,000 to support 44 faculty research projects 
  • $41,000 to support 60 student research and creative projects
  • $300,000 from the Hackman Summer Scholar research fund, which supported 71 students on 56 collaborative research projects with faculty during the summer of 2017.  
  • $61,500 of internal grant funds supported 17 Summer Scholars doing research work with 14 faculty members.

 

Autumn and Spring Research Fairs

These research fairs provide opportunities for each student to bring together the tangible results of the collective research effort conducted over the past summer and academic year. To view some of the numerous research projects funded by the COG and showcased in these fairs, please look through the 

F&M Research