2022-23 applications are due by October 17, 2022. Award notifications will be sent in mid-November.

The Office of the Provost is pleased to continue offering a new program to support scholarship by Danforth Campus tenure-track and tenured faculty through the associate professor level in response to the pandemic. This program will offer support in the form of course releases, as well as research and publication grants to eligible faculty. Additional supports, including faculty scholarships for NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program and writing retreats, will also be provided through this program. 

Research Support – Course Releases

To help mitigate the impact of the pandemic on the loss of research productivity and lack of access to research sites and sources, the Office of the Provost will offer faculty the opportunity to apply for competitive course releases. The possibility of receiving a course release will be offered to all untenured assistant and associate (business school) professors. In limited cases, tenured associate professors whose path to promotion was disrupted by the pandemic may also be eligible. Applications must be approved by department chairs and deans to ensure that there will be no disruptions to course schedules if faculty have a course release. 

Research, Creative Activity and Publication Grants

To support faculty research, creative activity and publishing, the Office of the Provost will offer research and publication grants to support untenured assistant and associate professors and in limited cases tenured associate professors whose path to promotion was disrupted by the pandemic. 

Research and creative activity grants of up to $20,000 will be available to support faculty research and creative projects, including but not limited to expenses for travel, equipment, research materials, and graduate student assistance. 

Some larger research grants of up to $50,000 will be available to cover equipment and staffing costs, and other research expenses.

Publication grants of up to $6,000 will be available to cover costs associated with publishing books and other research projects, including but not limited to indexing, editing, translation, and publishing subventions.


Additional Support Available

Funding to Participate in NCFDD Faculty Success Program

The Office of the Provost will sponsor assistant and associate professors to participate in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Faculty Success Program during academic years 2022-23 and 2023-24. For more information, please email vpfad@wustl.edu.

Mentoring Programs for Early Career Tenure-Track Faculty and Mid-Career Faculty

The Office of the Provost is sponsoring two new mentoring programs for early career tenure-track faculty and mid-career faculty (tenure-track and TRaP).  These programs will begin in September 2022.