Committee on Faculty Research

Committee Charge

The Committee on Faculty Research has two responsibilities:

a) It shall administer funds made available to the Committee each year by the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Committee will allocate these funds by awarding grants for research, for conferences hosted by Duke University, and for conference travel expenses incurred by members of the faculty of Arts & Sciences, and

b) it shall address larger issues of research that are important for Arts and Sciences faculty.

Committee Membership

Three faculty from each division (Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities) plus a faculty Chair (at large).

Overview of Programs

(More details provided on each application form)

Programs Brief Overview Eligibility Due Dates Forms Review Procedure
Research Grants

- Limited number available

- Priority will be given to faculty who did not receive a grant during the previous year.

- Maximum $5,000 per grants

- All faculty in departments or programs in Arts and Sciences are eligible to apply, whether regular rank or non-regular rank.

- Emeritus faculty and post-docs are not eligible for this funding.


Spring 3/18/2016

5 pm deadline

Awards will be announced in late April.

Grant APP AY 2015-16


1) Rated by subcommittee in division.

2) Then reviewed by the full committee.

Conference Travel

- To present at conferences

- Not session chairing

- No more than two per fiscal year (7/1-6/30)

- Total no more than $1,000 per fiscal year

- No distinction between foreign & domestic  travel


- All faculty in departments or programs in Arts and Sciences are eligible to apply, whether regular rank or non-regular rank or Emeritus.

- NOTE: Faculty with a research fund and/or start-up account are not eligible.



Please apply at least one week before conference date.

Travel App AY 2015-16

Download form, complete and "save as" before returning.

1) Reviewed by Council staff

2) Then reviewed by Committee chair

2015-2016 Faculty Research Funding

In FY15-16 the Arts & Sciences Committee on Faculty Research (ASCFR) will be funding BOTH travel support AND a competitive internal research grant program. This site will be updated as more details of the research grant competition become available. Some money will also be made available to support conferences hosted by Duke University.

There are restrictions on requests for travel support and internal research grants. With respect to travel support, if a faculty member has a research or startup account s/he should use that account for scholarly/research travel. Regular-rank, non-regular rank and Emeritius  faculty (but not postdocs)  are eligible to receive travel funding. Trips are limited to no more than two per fiscal year (July 1- June 30), with funding totaling not more than $1,000 for the combined trips. There is no financial distinction between foreign or domestic travel; awards are limited to $1,000. Also, travel to an event where the faculty member is 
only chairing a session will not be funded.  Please see page two of the meeting/travel support form for more details.

Regular-rank and non-regular rank a faculty are eligible to apply for internal research grants. However, Emeritus faculty  and post-docs are NOT eligible to apply for these grants. 

For additional information contact:

Previous Awards

Committee Report

Faculty Research Committee Report 2014-2015

Faculty Research Committee Report 2013-2014

Faculty Research Committee Report 2012-2013

Faculty Research Committee Report 2009-2011