Dean of the Faculty

Faculty Development Funds

The Dean of the Faculty's office provides funds for research and travel support which is available to all voting members of the campus-based faculty. Proposals are typically due by April 30th, and the funds may be used for the following academic year. Award notifications are typically made by May 15th and the funds will be available on July 1st.

Application Deadline: April 30


The Faculty Development Fund is aimed at supporting development, especially among junior faculty, by providing incremental assistance towards research travel, research supplies, publication fees, and other research expenses. All funds must be used according to the university’s policy on research funds (PDF). Please note that the University's policy requires pre-authorization for per diem charged for more than 14 consecutive days. The updates can be found on the travel lodging and travel meals policies.


Voting members of the Brown Campus-based faculty are eligible to receive Faculty Development Funds.


The amounts awarded range between $500 and $2500. Larger amounts (up to $5000) may be awarded in special circumstances. The budget is limited, and each year we receive more applications than can be funded. Faculty who do not have access to other funds are given priority.

Application procedures

A call for applications is issued each Spring, and applications are due on April 30. Awards are typically announced by June, and the funds become available on July 1. Applications are collected through UFUNDS.

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