Dean's Non-Competitive Grant for Tenure Track and Non-Tenure Track Faculty

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The Provost and Dean of the College

The Office of

Dean's Non-Competitive Grant for Tenure Track and Non-Tenure Track Faculty

To:       Faculty Colleagues

From:   Provost Tom James

Re:       Dean's Non-Competitive Grant for Pre-Tenured and Non-Tenure Track Faculty 

Date:   July 24, 2017

The 2017-2018 Dean's Non-Competitive Grant for Pre-Tenured and Non-Tenure Track Faculty supports faculty research and scholarship by providing a Summer Research Development Award for up to $2,500 in one of the years preceding tenure for pre-tenured faculty or preceding the end of term for non-tenure track faculty.  These funds are not salary and must be used toward research expenses (e.g., data analysis, research assistance).  Please note that funds may not be used for equipment and it is required that all expenses be incurred and reimbursed by August 31, 2019.

Upon completion of the research, the grant awardees may be invited to share the results with the TC Community by sharing a published report. The awardees may also be invited to deliver a lecture.

A no more than a 10-page (single-spaced) proposal should include the following:

  1. A description of the proposed project and an abstract;
  2. A rationale including the relevance and significance of the project to your ongoing work, to the field, and to the mission of the College;
  3. An overview of the methodology;
  4. A timeline for completion;
  5. A proposed budget not to exceed $2,500; and
  6. A description of other sources of funding for this project.

The following schedule highlights key dates:

Submission Date:        November 17, 2017              

Notification Date:       Week of February 5, 2018

Starting Date:              Summer 2018


Please submit via e-mail ONE electronic copy of the proposal with its attachments to Your last name and the grant you are applying for will go in the subject line of your e-mail.  Please contact the Executive Administrator to the Provost, Mitzi Pelle, at or (212) 678-3050 with any questions. 

Note: you MAY submit the same proposal for the Dean's Competitive Grant for Pre-Tenured and Non-Tenure Track Faculty AND the Dean's Non-Competitive Grant for Pre-Tenured and Non-Tenure Track Faculty.  Please submit 1 copy of the competitive grant and 1 copy for the non-competitive grant with a short cover letter stating that you would like to be considered for both. Note that if you are awarded the competitive grant, you will not receive the non-competitive grant.