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Faculty Research Grants



The University of San Diego considers research to be an integral part of the faculty's work, and necessary to the liberal arts education offered to students. Faculty Research Grants are a primary means of supporting such scholarship in the College of Arts and Sciences. Scholarship of discovery, application, integration, and pedagogy proposals are all supported through the grant program.

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For the 2016-2017 FRG Applications

We will begin accepting applications September 25, 2015.

Deadline: October 20, 2015, 11:59 p.m. Any proposals uploaded after the deadline will not be considered.

Results of the granting process will be announced before the end of the fall semester.

There are some changes to the submission process:

  • There are slight changes to the dollar values of awards.
  • More guidance and specific instructions for applying are provided. Read the instructions carefully.
    The FRG Committee has a new format requirement to make the review process easier: Font: Times New Roman, size 12, and 1-inch margins.
  • To make the application process fair, applications that exceed the page limits and/or do not adhere to the format will not be considered.
  • Reminder from last year: Your FRG report for the last FRG you received needs to be submitted with your proposal.

Come to a session co-sponsored by the Center for Educational Excellence and the College:
The ABC’s on FRG’s: FRG Proposal Basics
Thursday, October 1, 2015
1 - 2 p.m., Camino Hall 130

During this session, members of the FRG committee and past grant recipients will clarify the research grant process and answer your questions. If you are interested in applying, this session will provide important information, including concrete examples and characteristics of stellar research proposals.

Snacks will be provided so please register at least 3 days in advance.


FRG Guidelines

Submit Proposal

FRG Report - submit your report to the Provost's Office upon completion of an FRG (deadline for 2014-2015 FRGs is Nov 1, 2015—note that, if you are applying for a 2016-2017 FRG, your last FRG report needs to be submitted with your FRG proposal by October 20).