CFA Internal Continuing Faculty Research Grant Application

Tenured and tenure-track faculty, who are in their 3rd year at LMU, are eligible for the 2021-2022 CFA Internal Continuing Faculty Research Grant. (Faculty apply for this grant during the academic year 2020-2021 and, if granted, funds become available during the academic year 2021-2022.)  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 2021-2022, faculty will apply for Mission-Based Funding, which prioritizes those grants that address issues central to the University’s mission. Specifically, this year’s funding initiative will place highest priority on work that is in alignment with and furthers CFA’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.  For purposes of this funding priority, projects related to internationalization are considered part of the larger diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative – both for the College and the University at-large. Faculty who wish to apply for funding during this 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. Projects should be imagined and articulated in ways that are flexible enough to be completed within current—and evolving—public health guidelines and limitations, including restrictions on travel and access to public groups/communities. Awards under this funding cycle must be utilized during the specified timelines for this cycle and cannot be deferred to a future cycle.

Special Inclusion of Curriculum Development Projects for this Funding Cycle:  With the recognition of both the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on research and creative activities and the insurgent call to address issues of Anti-Racism and DEI issues in our country and curriculum. CFA faculty may propose curriculum development projects for funding under the College's 2021-2022 internal grant program. These curriculum development proposals must meet the overall priorities of the funding cycle [AntiRacism/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion] and must come with clear Departmental support for full implementation of completed project. For logistical and programmatic reasons, proposals for curriculum development projects are subject to certain parameters:

  1. Curriculum development proposals are eligible for the pay-out or expense account funding options only. They are not eligible for a course-remission. 
  2. Maximum funding for a curriculum development proposal is $5,000. This is in alignment with other curriculum development grant opportunities across the university. 
  3. When signing the grant application form, the Department Chair is expressly committing the Department to the prompt implementation of the completed proposal.

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 25, 2021. The signed signature page should be included with the Application. Submission deadline: February 3, 2021. 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.

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


2021-2022 CFA Continuing Faculty Mission-Based Funding Research Grant