Faculty Development Fund

The Faculty Development Fund (FDF) provides financial support for a multitude of research expenses such as conference travel and research assistant wages. These grants are primarily intended for faculty looking to fund preliminary projects that will lead to applying for funding from outside sources. There are two funding cycles in the College of Arts and Sciences (one in the fall and a one in the spring).

Faculty are responsible for tracking expenditures and their FDF account (FOAP) balances, avoiding overdrawing their account, and returning any unused funds to the collective CAS FDF fund in a timely manner.

How to apply

The next FDF deadline, for the Spring 2019 awards, is Friday, February 8th, 2019.

Faculty will be notified when the FDF application site is open for the upcoming cycle.
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How to check your account balance

Please watch this video demonstrating the Balance Query process.


Faculty Development Fund Committee members