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Internal Grants and Awards

Research Funding: Seed Grants and Creative Awards

The purpose of this program is to provide financial support to faculty to initiate research, creative and scholarly activity. These awards are not Study Leaves, and as such are not awarded with time-off to conduct the proposed research.

Guidelines for Seed Grants and Creative Awards are currently being revised. No proposals are being accepted at this time. More information about Mason faculty summer awards and seed/creative grants is expected by the end of the year.

Study Leave for Tenured Faculty

The purpose of this program is to provide paid temporary leave for the support of advancing scholarly research, teaching, and/or creative activity, including development of innovative teaching approaches and methods.

This program is under revision.

  • Please note the application submission process is being revised.
  • New guidelines: Under Revision
  • Download the application form: Under Revision
  • Application Date: TBA

Summer Research Funding for Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty (PDF)

The purpose of this program is to provide support for tenure-track and tenured faculty to engage in scholarly activity during the summer months.

Note: Online application works best with the latest version of Chrome.

You may use Firefox or IE.

If you wish to include a cover letter, please make the letter first page of your Project Description. All uploaded files need to be in pdf format. Size of each uploaded pdf file should not exceed 5 Mbyets.

Application Date: September 7, 2015 through October 5, 2015