The Office of the Provost provides funding for faculty activities in three categories: research, academic events, and curricular innovation. Funding for projects in all three categories is available to full-time faculty members and part-time faculty members with post-probationary, annual, multi-year, or grandparented status as defined in the ACT-UAW contract. Awards are competitive. All applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty representing a range of fields.
The Research Clusters Fund supports groups of three to seven faculty members from two or more divisions to engage in a collaborative research project that cuts across disciplines and academic domains. Selected Research Clusters will receive grants between $10,000 and $20,000 per year for a two-to-three year period, pending availability of funds and satisfactory progress. Highest consideration is given to projects that have a potentially large impact on the university’s research and knowledge production and visibility among scholars, practitioners and external funding organizations and agencies.The deadline for all 2013-2014 proposals is December 14, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
The Faculty Research Fund supports faculty members in their work as scholars and creative practitioners. Grants of up to $10,000 are awarded on a competitive basis to support new research-based, professional, or creative projects. Highest consideration is given to 1) projects developed by junior members of the faculty that will provide opportunities to develop their research careers and 2) projects for which there is demonstrated effort and potential to secure external funding (in which case FRF funds can constitute seed money or a matching grant). The deadline for 2012-2013 has passed. Guidelines and the application form are available here for reference only.
The Academic Events Fund supports conferences, workshops, symposia, and similar events at The New School. Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded on a competitive basis to support faculty organizing events on campus. Highest consideration is given to 1) events that are designed for an audience of faculty and students from multiple divisions and departments of the university 2) planned collaboratively by at least two New School faculty members from different programs, and 3) events that need supplemental funding. The deadline for 2012-2013 has passed. Guidelines and the application form are available here for reference only.
The Innovations in Education Fund supports members of the faculty in their work as innovators in the areas of curriculum and pedagogy. Grants of up to $10,000 are awarded on a competitive basis for projects that develop or implement new courses and programs or innovative methods of teaching and student evaluation. The deadline for 2012-2013 has passed. Guidelines and the application form are available here for reference only.
Full-time faculty members can apply for individual (up to $1,200) or team grants (up to $5,000) to support the development of mentoring relationships. This program aids faculty members in building a network of mentors who will support them in their professional growth and career advancement. Applications are now available for the 2013-2014 year. The application deadline is March 4, 2013. Guidelines and the application form are available here.