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Internal Funding Opportunities for Faculty

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).

Bridge Fund Award

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.

This is a rolling application and is open year-round. Please upload your application to our Bridge Fund online submission site.

Bridge Fund Award Application Guidelines and Template (PDF)

Congratulations to the 2023 Bridge Fund Award winners!

Book and Performance Completion Award

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.

Congratulations to the 2023 Book and Performance Completion Award winners!

Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences Award
(Formerly Classroom-based Undergraduate Research Experiences Award)

The Pace University Office of Research invites proposals for funding of up to $5,000 to support the incorporation of research and creative inquiry into the undergraduate curriculum. This award process is committed to supporting the developmental integration of research across the curriculum referred to as “scaffolding” in undergraduate research pedagogy. This approach prioritizes the value of inquiry-based learning through the research or creative inquiry process at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels of instruction across disciplines and schools. This can be done through the significant revision of existing courses and the creation of new Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs). Our goal is to make course-based research and creative inquiry more inclusive and available to all students as the experiential pedagogy that distinguishes Pace undergraduate education. Examples of eligible course
projects include partnering with a community organization to develop a course-based research or creative inquiry project; incorporating physical or digital archival research into a course; or enhancing labs to emphasize exploration and inquiry.

Extended Application deadline: Monday, May 13, 2024

Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences Award Application Guidelines and Template (PDF)

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).

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 2022-2023 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, fellows will receive $5,000 of research funding (placed in a Scholarly Research Account) provided in two installments. The initial installment in the amount of $2,500 will be transferred to your scholarly research account upon appointment. The remaining $2,500 will be transferred when the final deliverable paper has been accepted by the committee (no later than September 2023) 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.

Scholarly Research

New York City
Scholarly research applications for either release time or research expenses are available on the NYFC's Faculty forms webpage.

Applications for Scholarly Research funding, release time and Kenan awards are available at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters.