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Provost's Initiatives

The initiatives below are competitive opportunities for research support. For more information about these initiatives and how they are awarded, please contact Academic Affairs, the office that administers them. For deadlines, award amounts, and more information about the activities supported by these awards, please view the full table

General Travel Fund:

Funds for the dissemination of research results by tenured or tenure-track faculty at national or international conferences (invited/refereed presentations of original research only).

C.O.R. Grants:

Funds for research by individual tenured or tenure-track faculty that leads to the publication and presentation of papers. These awards can fund travel only for obtaining research data or completing research, not for disseminating results or attending conferences. 

Research Communities:

Similar to the C.O.R. grants, but these awards are for groups of two or more faculty members (tenured, tenure-track, instructor, or Resource Professional) working with four or more students. At least one of the faculty members must be full time, and the ratio of students to faculty must be 2:1. 

Summer Research Stipends:

Funds research by a tenured or tenure-track faculty member over one of the six-week summer sessions; no teaching is allowed during the funded session.

Sabbatical Leave:

Funds for faculty members (tenured, tenure-track, or Resource Professionals) to take one-semester or two-semester leave to conduct research, acquire new professional skills, or update existing professional skills. Faculty become eligible for sabbatical after completion of at least 5 years of full-time service in the bargaining unit, then once every 7 years thereafter. Details of sabbatical leave policies can also be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreement of the faculty union, UPI, and the Northeastern.

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