Arts & Sciences Council

Faculty Research Committee

Committee Charge

The Committee on Faculty Research has two responsibilities:

a) It shall administer funds made available to the Committee each year by the Dean of Arts & Sciences and the Committee will allocate these funds by awarding grants for research, for conferences hosted by Duke University, and for conference travel expenses incurred by members of the faculty of Arts & Sciences, and

b) it shall address larger issues of research that are important for Arts & Sciences faculty.

Committee Membership

Two faculty from each division (Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities) plus a faculty Chair (at large).

Overview of Programs

(More details provided on each application form)


Brief Overview


Due Dates


Review Procedure

Research Grants
  • Limited number available
  • Priority will be given to faculty who did not receive a grant during the previous year.
  • Maximum $5,000 per grants
All faculty in departments or programs in Arts & Sciences are eligible to apply, whether regular rank or non-regular rank. For clarity the qualifying titles of regular rank and non-regular rank faculty are to be found at
Owing to budgetary constraints, emeritus faculty are not eligible for research grants at this time.
Postdoctoral fellows also are not eligible.
  • Spring 3/17/2017
  • 5 pm deadline
  • Awards will be announced in late April.
Grant APP AY 2016-17


1) Rated by subcommittee in division.


2) Then reviewed by the full committee.
Conference Travel
  • To present at conferences
  • Not session chairing
  • No more than two per fiscal year (7/1-6/30)
  • Total no more than $1,000 per fiscal year
  • No distinction between foreign & domestic  travel
All faculty in departments or programs in Arts & Sciences are eligible to apply, whether regular rank or non-regular rank or Emeritus.
NOTE: Faculty with a research fund and/or start-up account in excess of $4,000 are not eligible.



Please apply at least one week before conference date.
Travel App AY 2017-18
Download form, complete and "save as" before returning.
1) Reviewed by Council staff


2) Then reviewed by Committee chair

For additional information contact:

Previous Awards

Committee Report