Overview of Available Funds

The Office of College Grants  administers the following sources of internal funding available to faculty: 
  1. Committee on Grants (COG) provides faculty with supplemental funding for creative research projects in arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Awarded in four rounds during the academic year.

  2. Office of College Grants Resource Fund - The Office of College Grants Resource Fund (OCGRF) provides tenured, tenure-track, and teaching professors with funding for scholarly projects that are not within the central purposes of either COG or FR/PDF funds. Applications accepted anytime throughout the year.

  3. Franklin and Marshall Summer Research Scholars Program - is a special summer research program that encourages faculty members to develop projects that will involve F&M students as research colleagues. Applications will be available in December and February.

  1. Research Grants provide support to faculty for 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). Available in rounds 1-4.

  2. Hackman Faculty Research Awards provide funding for a few faculty members who have participated regularly in the Research Scholar Program and who have sought outside funding for their research (limit of one award up to $5,000 per academic year). Available in round 2.

  3. Price Faculty Research Fund will award one worthy faculty research project (in any discipline) each year. Faculty may apply for up to $4,000. Grant requests may include (but are not limited to) travel and materials/supplies needed to do research. Awarded in round 2 only.

  4. Catalyst Fund for Student-Faculty Research will provide two grants in the amount of $10,000 each in FY 2022 to support faculty and students pursuing scholarly research together. Examples of such research include exploring proof of concept, generating pilot data, establishing strategic connections with outside collaborators, or pursuing other outcomes required to compete more effectively for external resources and opportunities to advance student-faculty scholarship at F&M such as major grants, fellowships, research collaborations with other institutions or high-profile presentations. Available in round 2 only.

Please use the COG application to apply for a grant, which is only open four times a year during specified periods (Round 1 in early September, Round 2 in early October, Round 3 in early February, and Round 4 (if funds are still available) in mid-March). See a sample copy of the application for details.

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.

 

COG Application Deadlines 

 

COG APPLICATION OPENS: CLOSES AT 4:30 PM ON: NOTIFIED BY:

Round 1

Weds.,  Sept. 1, 2021

 

Weds.,  Sept. 8, 2021

 

Sept. 20

 

Round 2

Faculty Only apply for Summer Research Scholars; Early Application

Weds.  Oct. 13,  2021

 

Weds. Dec. 1, 2021

Weds. Oct. 20,  2021

 

Weds. Dec. 8, 2021

Oct. 27

 

Dec. 17

Round 3

Faculty Only apply for Summer Research Scholars; Regular Application

Weds. Jan. 26,  2022

 

Weds., Feb. 2,  2022

Weds., Feb. 2,  2022

 

Weds., Feb. 9,  2022

Feb. 9

 

Feb. 16-18

If funds remain:    Round 4

 

Weds. Mar. 23,  2022

 

Weds.  Mar. 30,  2022

 

April 6

 

 

Office of College Grants Resource Fund  

The Office of College Grants Resource Fund (OCGRF) provides tenured, tenure-track, and teaching professors with funding for scholarly projects that are not within the central purposes of either COG or FR/PDF funds. NOTE: Funds are limited to one grant per year per applicant. Funding requests for all categories are capped at $5,000.

Funding is available for the following purposes:

  • Publication fees: including but not limited to page charges, subvention fees
  • Fees to include images
  • Copyright fees (Note that the Provost’s Office has had some success at negotiating lower publication fees, so the Provost and associate deans will attempt to work with relevant parties before committing a specific amount of funding)
  • Payment of professional indexing, copy editing, or other essential needs for publication
  • International travel costs for research or conference participation
  •  Convergence grant: seed funds for innovative connections across disciplines or divisions

The Office of College Grants Resource Fund application form asks each applicant to provide a brief accounting of the costs and a brief narrative of how the funds will be used.  Applicants may apply here. Once an OCGRF grant has been awarded and the project completed, please complete a brief Final Report.

If you have any questions regarding the OCGRF, please contact Kathy Hertzler in the Office of College Grants (717-358-3982) or kathy.hertzler@fandm.edu

F&M Summer Research Scholars Program

The Franklin & Marshall College Summer Research Scholars Program is a special summer research program that encourages faculty members to develop projects that will involve F&M students as research colleagues. The Research Scholars Program brings students and faculty together to work on challenging, high-level research projects of faculty members in all academic divisions of the College.

This fund is available to faculty ONLY who may apply for this program on behalf of the student. Click here to apply during the appropriate periods. To preview the Summer Research Scholars application, click here. 

The summer 2022 F&M Summer Research Scholars Program Application has two funding periods: the first opens for faculty applicants on Wednesday, Dec. 1, and closes Wednesday, Dec. 8 with awards made before winter break. This application period is especially for faculty who know they would like to work with one or two student researchers but have not yet identified such students. The usual Spring application period opens Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, and closes at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. Awards will be made between Feb. 24 and 26, 2022. Please use the link above to apply for Research Scholars at the appropriate time.

This program is supported by the following endowments:

  • Hackman fund - for faculty/student research in all disciplines
  • Decision Science, Decision Theory, and Distributive Justice - supports up to four faculty/student research collaborations in decision science, decision theory, and distributive justice
  • Eyler fund - for faculty/student research in biochemistry, biology, or chemistry.
  • David Schuyler Urban Studies Fellowship
  • Humanities & Social Sciences Student Exploration Fund Scholars - Faculty who apply for scholars through the Exploration Fund should propose projects that promote high-impact practices for students in the humanities and social sciences working on pressing real-world, unscripted problems such as sustainability, creativity, poverty, public health, etc. or interdisciplinary projects that include geologists and are focused on environmental issues and problems.