Faculty Development Committee
Faculty Research Initiative Grants
CLOSING DATE: Friday, January 30, 2015
The Skidmore College Faculty Research Initiative Grant Program was established to
encourage significant scholarly, curricular, and pedagogical efforts beyond what is
funded through Faculty Development Grants. In the spring, the FDC will make four
awards of up to $3,000 each. The grant period will be between four to twelve months
from start to finish. A final report on the project describing the results and significance
of the work accomplished, as well as an expense report, is due at the close of that
The Faculty Research Initiative Grant is a competitive program open to full-time faculty
eligible to return to Skidmore College for 2015-2016.
1. ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
2. Attach a typed statement of up to five pages, double-spaced, describing the project
in language understandable to the non-specialist. Include information concerning
(a) the significance of the project,
(b) the goals,
(c) your background and previous research experience as it applies to the goals of
(d) a protocol/timetable describing how the project will be accomplished and setting
the time period of the grant, and
(e) plans for publication of project results.
3. Supply current curriculum vitae.
4. Attach a one- to two-page budget which itemizes the expenses of the project, including
price quotations for major items such as equipment, travel, etc. The Faculty Research
Initiative Grant may not be used for compensation or for honoraria. Provide information
about other grant sources, both internal and external, that are being used in this
project or have been requested for this project.
5. Failure to provide required materials will disqualify the candidate from consideration
for a Faculty Research Initiative Grant.
6. A Final Report should be submitted to the Office of the DOF/VPAA within one month
of the end of the grant period. Failure to do so may result in advances being treated
as taxable income and will result in disqualification from future grant opportunities.