The University Research Council is now seeking proposals for its 2009 Research and Travel Grant Program, as announced by Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies James E. Quick in an e-mail to faculty members. The program awards about 40 grants per year according to SMU’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

Funding will be available in two categories: Research Grants and Travel Grants. Full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members are eligible to apply. Faculty members who are up for contract renewal may receive an award contingent on outcome.

The proposal deadlines:

December 5, 2008: Research and Travel Grants (award decision by January 31, 2009)
April 1, 2009: Travel Grants only – Research Grant proposals will not be accepted (award decision by April 30, 2009)

All proposals must follow the guidelines set out by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. Find forms and application instructions at SMU’s Graduate Studies website. For more information, contact the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at 8-4336.