Tenured and tenure-track faculty, who are in their 3rd year at LMU, are eligible for the 2020-2021 CFA Internal Continuing Faculty Research Grant. (Faculty apply for this grant during the academic year 2019-2020 and, if granted, funds become available during the academic year 2020-2021.)  CFA Internal Continuing Faculty Research Grants are given in support of original scholarship (e.g. research, writing, creative work).  Preference will be given to projects that will prepare the faculty member to pursue ongoing or more complex scholarship and/or to fund work that is a good candidate for future external grant support.  You may apply for a stand-alone project that will be completed or a portion of a larger project (such as a chapter in a book). 

There are two variations of CFA Internal Continuing Faculty Research Grants: Open Funding and Mission-Based Funding. These two variations on a single grant will rotate every other year.  For 2020-2021, faculty will apply for Open Funding, which considers all original scholarship on equal footing.  For 2021-2022, faculty will apply for Mission-Based Funding, which prioritizes those grants that address issues central to the University’s mission.  (Faculty who wish to apply for funding during the Mission-Based funding cycle, even though their scholarship/creative work may not be primarily mission-based, may do so but will be asked to answer an alternate question on page 4 of the application.)

Please Note: CFA Internal Continuing Faculty Research Grants (under either variation) must culminate in a project suitable for professional distribution (e.g. scholarly and creative work that is published or made public through print distribution and/or presentation in a public forum) with evidence of accomplishment included in the required Continuing CFA Research Grants Outcome Report.

Please follow the grant application procedures in this document paying careful attention to key dates.  The signature page of the Application must be signed by the Chair by January 24, 2020.  The signed signature page should be included with the Application. Submission deadline:  January 31, 2020.  The Application, signature page, and curriculum vitae must be submitted using a BOX folder sent to the Associate Dean who will forward the material to the CFA Faculty Affairs Committee. Applications that are incomplete, late, or do not conform to the printed guidelines and instructions will not be considered.  Paper copy applications will not be accepted.

Should you not be able to access the application from the website, please contact Pamela Willis for assistance.

For procedural and/or content-based questions, please contact Associate Dean Michele Hammers.


2020-2021 CFA Continuing Faculty Mission-Based Funding Research Grant