University Senate Awards

  • The University Senate supports two Senate grant programs:

    • University Senate Fellowship Awards
    • University Senate Research Committee Small Grants

    The University Senate Research Committee reviews the applications and makes funding decisions.

    University Senate Fellowship Awards

    The Senate Fellowship Award Program is open to IUP faculty members and administrators. Awards of up to $3,500 per investigator or $7,000 for two or more investigators are made on the basis of an annual grant competition. Proposals are due February 7, 2020, and the College Research Committee makes recommendations to the University Senate Research Committee by March 6, 2020. Awards are announced in late April.

    Grants are intended to do the following:

    • Provide seed support for projects that may develop into more extensive undertakings eligible for funding from an external source
    • Provide summer support for faculty members who want to conduct research or design creative teaching projects
    • Stimulate faculty in areas of publication, professional presentations, artistic endeavors, and external grant applications

    Senate Fellowship Grant Guidelines

    Proposals for the USRC Fellowship Grant Program can be submitted through IUP's InfoReady Review system. Guidelines for the 2020–21 USRC Senate Fellowship Grant are now available.

    University Senate Research Committee (USRC) Small Grants

    The University Senate Research Committee Small Grants Program helps faculty members complete small projects that arise throughout the year. Awards of up to $1,000 for conference travel and up to $2,000 for research and scholarship are made eight times during the academic year.  

    2019-2020 USRC Guidelines

    Proposals for the USRC Small Grants Program are submitted through IUP’s InfoReady Review system. Please note that there are two separate competitions: one for travel applications and one for research/scholarship applications. Competitions are launched monthly after the previous month’s competition has closed.  

    Deadlines and meeting dates for the USRC competitions are available on the USRC Application Deadlines and Meeting Dates page