The Office of College Grants administers the following sources of internal funding available to faculty:
Faculty Reseach & Professional Development Fund (FR/PDF) - is to create easily accessible funds for faculty to use in advancing their research and professional development.
Committee on Grants (COG) - provides faculty with supplemental funding for creative research projects in arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Office of College Grants Resource Fund - The Office of College Grants Resource Fund (OCGRF) provides faculty members with funding for scholarly projects that are not within the central purposes of either COG or FR/PDF funds.
Franklin and Marshall Summer 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 purpose of FR/PDF is to create easily accessible funds for faculty to use in advancing their research and professional development. Much like a pre-approved line of credit, the FR/PDF funding process is designed to give faculty immediate spending flexibility along with the security of knowing that a portion of those expenses will be reimbursed.
Tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible for up to $2,000 per fiscal year (including their sabbatical years), and full-time visiting faculty members are eligible for up to $1,000 per fiscal year. Full-time visiting faculty hired on a semester basis are eligible for up to $500 per semester (excluding summer). Senior Adjunct faculty are eligible for up to $500 per fiscal year. Unused funds cannot be carried forward into the next fiscal year.
A spending account has been established for each faculty member and the Administrative Assistant in the Office of College Grants monitors each account. By August of any fiscal year, each department coordinator receives updated information regarding the FR/PDF: a guidelines/instructions document, the current reimbursement form, and an account number for each of their faculty. Each coordinator will disseminate this information to their faculty via email. Your FR/PDF reimbursement request must be made using the reimbursement form (see link below) and must be filled out online, printed, signed, and sent with original, itemized receipts to Kathy Hertzler in the Office of College Grants.
Any questions regarding the Faculty Research/Professional Development Funds (FR/PDF) should be directed to Kathy Hertzler in the Office of College Grants (717-358-3982).
To access the FRPDF form, please log into "InsideF&M," then click on "Finance" on the left side of that page. On the right, you'll see "Finance Operations," and under that a list of items. Click on "Accounts Payable," then "Forms," then "FRPDF Form." Download that form to your desktop; do not complete the form within a browser. Once downloaded, the form should open in Adobe.
The Franklin & Marshall College Summer 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 Franklin & Marshall College Summer 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.
Attached is a link to provide more comprehensive information about the Franklin and Marshall Summer Scholars Program. If you are applying to one of these various programs, please click here and read through this information pertinent to your research.F&M Summer Scholars Logistics and Information
Faculty ONLY may apply for this program on behalf of the student which 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 and 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)
*For complete information, visit next section on this webpage.
The summer 2019 F&M Summer Scholars Program Application opens Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, and closes at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Awards will be made between Feb. 22 and 27. Please use the link above to apply for Summer Scholars at the appropriate time.
The Office of College Grants Resource Fund (OCGRF) provides faculty members 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 faculty member. 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 assistants for indexing, copy editing, and other essential needs for publication
- International travel costs for research and conference participation
- Convergence grant: seed funds for innovative connections across disciplines or divisions
The Office of College Grants Resource Fund application form asks you to provide a brief accounting of the costs and a brief narrative of how you intend to spend the funds granted. You may apply here. Once you have been awarded an OCGRF grant and are finished with your project, please complete a brief Final Report here.
If you have any question regarding the OCGRF, please contact Kathy Hertzler in the Office of College Grants (717-358-3982) or firstname.lastname@example.org.