2021-2022 Faculty Scholarship and Research Opportunities
Office of Research Grant Programs
The Faculty Scholarship and Research Opportunities comprise of several different funding opportunities sponsored by the Office of Research. Each opportunity is open to all full-time faculty. Faculty are invited to apply to any of the different opportunities but can only expect to receive one award.
Each opportunity is described below with links to individual pages where you can download guidelines on the requirements for each proposal, proposal templates and details of our online submission process.
You can request funds for research supplies, summer salary, travel or course release. Each proposal must be signed by your chair and dean. You will also need to convert the entire proposal into a single PDF for submission, so please ensure that you have the ability to do this ahead of the submission deadline. For your reference we have prepared a biosketech template (PDF).
The Bridge Fund Award is designed to support faculty who currently don't have support for their research but who are active in submitting competitive proposals to external granting agencies or foundations.
Application deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Learn about the 2020 Bridge Fund Award winners
We invite proposals from faculty who are working on creative projects they are developing into publishable book manuscripts or performances. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to full-time faculty at any Pace University school to develop or complete a project. This program welcomes applications for projects that in the developmental stage as well as for projects that are nearing completion.
Application deadline: Friday, November 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Congratulations to the 2021 Book and Performance Completion Award winners
Learn about the 2020 Book and Performance Completion award winners
Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research Award
We are seeking to integrate faculty expertise across disciplines and from each of the six schools at Pace University. The goal of this grant program is to seed new research in an interdisciplinary manner. The program requires the research be collaborative to maximize novel and creative thinking.
Proposal submission guidelines and template-coming Spring 2022
Congratulations to the 2021 Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research Award Winners
Learn about the 2020 Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research Award Winners
Classroom Based Research Experiences Award
The Pace University Office of Research is offering grants for innovative ideas to incorporate original, authentic research projects into the undergraduate curriculum. For the purposes of this competition, authentic research is defined as a plan for seeking answers to a research question for which the outcome is unknown. The research question should be based on the expertise of the PI, and should involve the development of new avenues of inquiry. Projects can be implemented into new or existing courses but must incorporate a researchable aim.
Proposal submission guidelines and template-coming Spring 2022
Congratulations to the 2021 Classroom Based Research Experiences award winners
Learn about the 2020 Classroom Based Research Experiences award winners
Additional Grant Programs
Open Educational Resources (OER) Alternative Textbook Grants
Faculty is invited to apply for grants in researching and creating Open Educational Resources (OER) to be used in a class beginning in the Spring, Summer or Fall 2021 semester.
OER are defined as high-quality curricular materials that are free to students and “open” to use by faculty with no copyright limitations. Information on OER can be found on Pace's OER website. Faculty can also email Sue Maxam, Ed.D. to be put in contact with a member of the OER team from the library for assistance with identifying course materials and to answer any questions you have about OER.
Student Technology Fee Proposals
Pace University assesses a Technology Fee to ensure students have access to the latest instructional technology resources available. The fee is earmarked for instructional technologies to keep Pace up to date with the technology needed for today’s teaching and learning methodologies. All revenue generated from the technology fee goes directly towards funding instructional technology initiatives.
A committee comprised of students and IT representatives from each school will review proposals and vote to select discretionary initiatives receiving funding each year, with annual reports to be provided to the Pace community.
Students are encouraged to submit their own funding proposal to the Student Technology Fee Committee. All timely submissions will be evaluated and considered at the next Student Technology Fee Committee Meeting.
Wilson Center Faculty Fellows
The Wilson Center aims to build a diverse portfolio of research projects with a focus on the identification and analysis of immediate issues facing nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and social enterprises. To that end, the Center invites Pace University faculty members to apply for appointments as 2020-2021 Wilson Center Fellows. Fellows will serve a 1-year term (October through September). During that time, Wilson Fellows will work on specific projects (case studies and academic research are strongly preferred, interdisciplinary work is encouraged) that support the Center's mission and goals. In return, scholars will receive a $5,000 award paid in two installments. The initial installment in the amount of $2,500 will be paid upon appointment. The final payment in the amount of $2,500 will be paid when the final deliverable paper has been accepted by the committee (no later than September 2021) and the fellow has completed a Wilson Center Brown Bag Lunch Research Seminar or similar research showcase on campus. Fellows may reapply after a 4-year hiatus including the award year.
- Fall due date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
- Spring due date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
- Send completed form via Echosign to your Chair, followed by your Dean, followed by the Chair of the SRC to Zafir Buraei.
Applications for Scholarly Research funding, release time and Kenan awards are available at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters.
- Fall due date: October (Date TBA)
- Spring due date: March (Date TBA)
- Send completed signed form by your Chair and Dean or Associate Dean to Dan Farkas.
Applicants should allow time for signatures in their planning. All applications must arrive to the Westchester SRC/Kenan Committee before the deadline.