Current Grant Opportunities

Explore funding opportunities, including federal funding opportunities and sabbatical funding opportunities.

Internal Grants

For more information on the following internal grants for faculty, please visit https://rpublic.rollins.edu/sites/ASCPS/SitePages/Grants.aspx

Ashforth Grant: awarded exclusively for study in the British Isles, with priority given to study in Great Britain.

Amount: up to $5,000
Contact: Chair of Faculty Affairs Committee (former PSC) – currently Chris Fuse, cfuse@rollins.edu
Deadlines:  Last Friday of September for faculty members planning sabbatical; third Friday in January for faculty members not using the grant for a sabbatical period

Critchfield Grant: awarded exclusively for research projects, domestic and international.

Amount: up to $5,000
Contact: Chair of Faculty Affairs Committee (see above)
Deadlines:  Last Friday of September for faculty members planning sabbatical; third Friday in January for faculty members not using the grant for a sabbatical period 

Individual Development and Course Development Grants: awarded for workshops, symposia, seminars, structured study projects, conferences, and the development of material for new courses. These grants help a faculty member acquire new knowledge or develop a specific course.

Amount: up to $5,000
Contact: Chair of Faculty Affairs Committee (see above)
Deadlines:  Last Friday of September for faculty members planning sabbatical; third Friday in January for faculty members not using the grant for a sabbatical period 

Cornell Research Grant: awarded for research projects and associated international travel outside of Great Britain.

Amount: up to $5,000
Contact: Chair of Faculty Affairs Committee (see above)
Deadlines:  Last Friday of September for faculty members planning sabbatical; third Friday in January for faculty members not using the grant for a sabbatical period 

Faculty FYRST Grant: full-year research stipends (FYRSTs) to assist faculty using full-year sabbaticals for research. In addition, faculty continue to be paid one-half their normal salary during the year of the sabbatical.

Amount: $15,000 to associate professors and $20,000 to full professors
Contact: Dean of the Faculty
Deadline: Last Friday in September

Diversity Infusion Grant: Awards grants for projects that will further our mission of increased diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice on campus.

Amount: up to $2,000 to develop the project; up to an additional $750 for specified project costs 
Contact: diversitycouncil@rollins.edu
Deadline: TBD (usually late November)

Community Engagement Course/Project Grants: awarded to faculty interested in implementing a significant service-learning or community-based research component in one of their courses.

Amount: up to $1,000
Contact: Meredith Hein, mhein@rollins.edu

Faculty Instructional Technology Integration (FITI) Grant: available to assist in the development of a practical liberal arts education in the 21st century. The program aims to 1) encourage the pedagogically sound use of technology in student learning; encourage faculty to utilize instructional technologists, librarians and CAJ institute as an integrated collaborative development resource/partners/team/group; and increase technological literacy of the faculty with regard to teaching and learning. 

Amount: up to $5,000
Contact: Carrie Schulz, cschulz@rollins.edu
Deadline: April annually 

Rollins Internationalization Grant (RIG): funds eligible international trips by faculty and staff for both faculty-led or staff-led group travel or individual travel.

Amount: up to $3,500
Contact: Chair of the Internationalization Committee – currently Martina Vidovic, mvidovic@rollins.edu
Deadline: mid-March annually


Open Educational Resource Grant: available for Rollins faculty members interested in working with a team consisting of the Director of the CAJ Institute for Effective Teaching, an instructional technologist, and a librarian to lower the textbook costs for students in a specific course using Open Educational Resources (OER).

Amount: up to $3,000
Contact: Wenxian Zhang, Interim Library Director, wzhang@rollins.edu
Deadline: 2/28/18 


Proposal Improvement and Research Incentive (PIRI) Grant: intended to help faculty make their external grant proposals and applications more competitive and fundable through specific professional development activities. It is expected that faculty who receive PIRI funding will apply for an external grant or fellowship from a major funding agency within one year of receiving their grant.

Amount: up to $2,000 for proposal improvement activities, plus an additional $1,000 as research incentive funds
Contact: Devon Massot, dmassot@rollins.edu
Deadline: rolling

Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program:  Offers funding to involve Rollins College students in original research or scholarship in a partnership with a member of the faculty of the College. The program supports projects in any subject area including the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Projects take place over the summer and are six or eight weeks in length. The program supports stipends for students and faculty, as well as support for supplies and materials. In addition, the College will provide funds to pay for housing in a residence hall for each student desiring to live on campus during the period of the research.

Contact: Chris Fuse, cfuse@rollins.edu
Deadline: early March annually


The following Special Awards for Faculty are outlined in further detail in Section III of the Faculty Handbook:

The Hugh and Jeannette McKean Grant: cash award to enable a faculty member to undertake a research project, an artistic work, or a teaching project that will contribute to the educational mission of the College.

Amount: $15,000
Contact: Tina Hall, thall@rollins.edu
Deadline: The Provost issues a call for proposals in the fall, with a submission deadline in early February. Only tenured or tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply

Arthur Vining Davis Fellowship: Students and faculty nominate faculty members who have made significant contributions by virtue of "outstanding teaching, scholarly work and publications, completion of significant research projects, accomplishments in the fine arts, important contributions to the educational goals of the College or outstanding contributions to the cultural, economic, and social community of Central Florida."

Amount: $3,000
Contact: Tina Hall, thall@rollins.edu
Deadline: May annually

Cornell Distinguished Faculty Award: Each year Rollins bestows up to three Cornell Distinguished Faculty awards to recognize exceptional professional accomplishments in at least two of the faculty’s three primary emphases of teaching, research, and service. Because teaching is the first priority at Rollins, it is expected that all awardees will have established a record of excellence in instruction.

Amount: $5,000/year for 3 years, plus $2,500 increase to base salary at award end
Contact: Karla Knight, kknight@rollins.edu
Deadline: May annually

Cornell Distinguished Teaching Award: recognizes Rollins faculty who have distinguished themselves and the College through outstanding teaching.

Amount: $10,000 stipend
Contact: Tina Hall, thall@rollins.edu
Deadline: May annually

Cornell Distinguished Service Award: recognizes Rollins faculty who have distinguished themselves and the College through outstanding service.

Amount: $10,000 stipend
Contact: Tina Hall, thall@rollins.edu
Deadline: May annually

Bornstein Award for Faculty Scholarship: recognizes Rollins faculty whose outstanding scholarly achievement or creative accomplishment has helped bring national prominence to Rollins College. The Award also helps to encourage future scholarship among Rollins faculty.

Amount: $10,000 stipend
Contact: Tina Hall, thall@rollins.edu
Deadline: May annually

External Grants