The GCU Faculty Scholarly Engagement and Research Grant program is designed to support innovations in research, teaching, creative work, and the scholarly activities of GCU faculty. The program offers individual and collaborative research grants to support faculty research, teaching and professional engagement in all disciplines. Full-time, part-time, campus-based and online faculty are eligible to apply for available grants.
Faculty Scholarly Engagement and Research Grants are available to promote scholarly activities of GCU faculty, including research, presentations at professional conferences, teaching and/or mentoring.
Faculty Scholarly Engagement Grants are available to support participation at scholarly conferences via funding for:
- Lodging, meals, and transportation, including mileage reimbursement, for presenting research at regional, national or international conferences.
- Conference registration.
Faculty Research Grant funding helps promote research activities via funding for:
- Travel expenses associated with data collection and collaboration (i.e., field research, travel to collections, collaboration with coauthors at other institutions, etc).
- Acquisition of research materials (i.e., software/hardware, electronic databases, books, supplies, etc.).
- Research assistance, including graduate or undergraduate assistants or independent contractors. Graduate and undergraduate student assistants must be involved in the faculty fellow's research and writing in ways that contribute to the student's intellectual formation. Awards will not support clerical or secretarial help.
- Development of a significantly new approach in teaching that focuses on improving student learning.
- Editorial support and/or publication subvention.
Faculty Scholarly Engagement and Research Grants are funded on a competitive basis per the following criteria:
- $7500 available for Faculty Scholarly Engagement Grants; priority given to full-time, campus-based faculty with a maximum award of $1250 per conference.
- $5000 available for Doctoral Scholarly Engagement Grants; funding exclusive to faculty, students and/or alumni in the College of Doctoral Studies with a maximum award of $1250 per conference.
- $2500 available for Research Grants to support research activities of any full-time, part-time, campus-based or online faculty project.
Applicants must include a notice of any funding received from another source; duplicate funding (i.e., funding for the same purpose) is not allowed. Grant awards will balance the demands of multiple meritorious proposals against limited funds. In case of equal merit, preference will be given to full-time faculty, junior faculty and those that have not received a recent Faculty Scholarly Engagement or Research Grant.
Full-time, part-time, campus-based and online faculty are eligible to apply for Faculty Scholarly Engagement and Research Grants. Faculty must complete all funded research as an affiliate of GCU. Proposals may be submitted jointly by more than one individual.