Funding opportunity

Research and Creativity Grant-in-Aid Program

Spring 2024

We are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the Research and Creative Activity Grant-in-Aid Program in the Media School. This initiative is designed to support the research and creative activities of our esteemed faculty members, both Tenure Track (TT) and Non-Tenure Track (NTT). The program will include both individual and collaborative initiatives. Funds will be allocated to faculty research accounts with unused funds returned to the school after two years of the award date.

Funding available

  • Up to $3,000 for individual awards
  • Or up to $7,000 for a collaborative award (at least one collaborator must be from The Media School)


April 1, 2024


All tenure track and non-tenure track faculty are eligible to apply for individual grants of up to $3,000. Collaborative grants of up to $7,000 can be applied for by more than one faculty member working on a shared project. The program can fund up to $24,000 in grants each academic year.

Purpose of the Grant-in-Aid

The awarded funds can be utilized for costs associated with research and creative pursuits, including but not limited to:

  • Access to archives and research materials
  • Payment for large-scale survey panels
  • Travel expenses related to research/creative work
  • Equipment related to research/creative work

Please note that the grant will not cover conference travel expenses.

Application Process

Interested faculty are invited to submit a one-page application detailing the following: project summary; how the funds will be utilized, and deadlines for completion. The Research and Creative Activity Committee will review applications twice per semester. Moving forward, we anticipate fall deadline dates of September 1 and November 1, and spring deadline dates of February 1 and April 1. The application deadline for this spring semester is April 1, 2024.

Application Submission

Please submit your one-page application to Nicole Martins, Director of Research and Creative Activity. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Review Process

The Research and Creative Activity Committee will review applications based on the project's merit, feasibility, timely execution, and impact. Notifications will be sent to successful applicants after the review process. Awardees will be required to submit a one-page report detailing how the funds have been used one year after the award date.

We are excited about this new initiative and look forward to supporting the diverse and impactful research and creative activities of our faculty members.