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The Council on Research & Creativity is a major faculty committee appointed by the Vice President for Research. In addition to coordinating and administering the programs outlined on this website, the CRC also advises the VP Research on matters of research policy and overhead income distribution. Membership list, meeting dates and detailed program information are posted in the tabs above. Questions about the CRC? E-mail the following for assistance:

Piers Rawling (current CRC Chair) prawling@admin.fsu.edu
Patrice C. Williams (CRC Program Coordinator) pcwilliams@fsu.edu


A Brief Overview of CRC Competitive Proposal Programs

The CRC offers eligible FSU Faculty these traditional programs (listed in alphabetical order) requiring competitive review. Full-time faculty are eligible for these programs except where noted. Visiting professors will be considered eligible providing the sole reason for their “visiting” status is that they are awaiting permanent US residency.

Arts & Humanities Program Enhancement Grants (AHPEG)

Proposal Deadline: 1/20/15

AHPEGs are uniquely designed to facilitate and enhance the productivity of researchers and artists by support of the creation, production and dissemination of arts and humanities research or creative activity. This program provides up to $20,000 per project. Specifics appear in the official Request for Proposals.

Committee on Faculty Research Support (COFRS) Award

Proposal Deadline: 11/17/14

This program may provide up to $14,000 toward summer salary support to assist with research or creative endeavors. A typical budget might include faculty salary and fringe benefits, student assistant stipend and fringe benefits, travel and supplies. Specifics appear in the official Request for Proposals.

Equipment and Infrastructure Enhancement Grant (EIEG) Program (Fall and Spring Competitions)

Proposal Deadlines: 10/20/14 and 2/09/15

This program has two competitions with awards averaging $40,000 in support of acquiring new equipment or infrastructure enhancements, such as, upgrades to an existing equipment, federal or state limited data sets, data or tracking systems. The award only provides funding for equipment that supports multidisciplinary FSU alliances involving research and creative activity. This program does not support project-related expenses, which includes installation, operation, repairs, maintenance and replacement of this equipment or tool. Specifics appear in the official Request for Proposals.

First Year Assistant Professor (FYAP) Award

Proposal Deadline: 11/7/14

This program is only for FSU faculty in their first year here at the rank of assistant professor and is competitive, not an entitlement. However, the CRC strongly supports and seeks all available funds to assist new assistant professors in activating their research programs. This program provides $20,000 toward summer salary and fringe benefits in support of a planned effort to establish an on-going of research or creative activity designed to attract outside funding. This award is available one-time only. An obligation of this award is participation in a grant writing workshop set for 5/7/15, as well as, a poster presentation at the subsequent grant writing workshop (Spring 2016). Specifics appear in the official Request for Proposals.

Funding Agency Travel (FAT) Awards (Year-Round)

No deadlines; year-round funding

Up to $1,000 in travel money is available year-round for faculty who are just setting up a program of research or creative activity, or who have yet to obtain external funding, so that they may meet with representatives or program director of funding agencies or other organization or agency representatives. This award is not for conference attendance. Specifics appear in the official Request for Proposals.

Multidisciplinary Support Program (MDS)

Proposal Deadline: 10/23/14

This program supports the initial formation of multidisciplinary FSU alliances; up to $25,000 may be awarded to develop a program of research or creative activity for the ultimate purpose of obtaining external funding for the proposed research or collaboration. Specifics appear in the official Request for Proposals.

Planning Grant Award (PG) (Fall and Spring Competitions)

Proposal Deadlines: 10/1/14 and 2/20/15

The program has two competitions providing up to $13,000 in support of a new direction or continuing early support of existing research or creative activity with the goal being that the PI will eventually obtain external support for the continuation of his or her efforts. Typical budget might include expenses related to the planning of research, not the conduct of research, and may include travel, student assistant stipend and fringe benefits, or manuscript preparation related to the planning of research. Faculty salary support is not allowed in this program, and equipment purchases are strongly discouraged. Specifics appear in the official Request for Proposals.

Small Grant Program (SGP) (Fall and Spring Competitions)

Proposal Deadlines: 10/6/14 and 2/25/15

The program’s two competitions offer up to $3,000 to assist faculty with the completion of a project for which other funding sources are not available. It is not intended to augment existing grants or programs or to provide faculty salary support. Specifics appear in the official Request for Proposals

Honorary Recognition Programs

The CRC sponsors three programs designed to recognize and honors the Research accomplishments of developing faculty, scholar scientists and more senior faculty at FSU.

Developing Scholar Award (DSA)

Proposal Deadline: 1/30/15

This program is designed to identify, recognize and honor future research leaders at the rank of associate professor. This program provides a one-time award of $10,000 (to be used during the 12 months following the award) to promote the awardee’s FSU research or creative program. A detailed budget plan for use of the funds is required. Specifics appear in the Official Call for Nominations.

Distinguished Research Professor Award (DRP)

Proposal Deadline: 2/5/15

This program is designed to recognize and honor outstanding research, scholarly and/or creative activity among FSU faculty having national and international visibility and the rank of full professor. This program provides the honorary title of “Distinguished Research Professor” and one-time award of $10,000. Specifics appear in the official Call for Nominations.

Distinguished University Scholar Award (DUS)

Proposal Deadline: 2/16/15

This program is designed to recognize and honor outstanding research, scholarly and/or creative activity among FSU non-tenure track faculty having considerable visibility and specific titles, such as Research Associate or Scholar Scientist, for example. This program provides the honorary title of “Distinguished Scholar” and a one-time award of $10,000. Specifics appear in the official Call for Nominations.

Contact Us

Patrice C. Williams

Council on Research and Creativity Coordinator
2022 Westcott North Annex
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1330
Ph: (850) 645-5751
Fax: (850) 645-0108
pcwilliams@fsu.edu