Scholarly Innovation & Advancement Awards

Award funding for promising research.


Scholarly Innovation and Advancement Awards provide flexible resources to support development of promising initiatives that would not be rapidly or routinely funded by other mechanisms.


Tenured Associate Professors and Full Professors.


Each year, senior faculty are encouraged to submit proposals for projects that crystallize new ideas, generate new partnerships, and capitalize quickly on promising ideas. A committee of two representatives from the four divisions of the Arts & Sciences reviews these proposals and makes nominations to the Dean of Faculty and Associate Deans, who make the final determination of the awards.

The Dean’s Office sends a request for proposals to members of the faculty during winter term, detailing the submission and selection process.