Mikaila Arthur and Francis Leazes

Dr. Mikaila Arthur, Associate Professor in Sociology, and Dr. Francis Leazes, Professor in Political Science, have joined together on a research project sponsored by The Collaborative to explore the following policy question: What is Higher Education’s Role in Shaping the Workforce in Rhode Island?


Faculty Research Committee

The College, through its Faculty Research Committee (FRC), makes annual grants for research projects conducted by full and part-time faculty.

Faculty Research Funding Cycle (2017-2018):

  • Natasha Seaman, Art, FRC Chair
  • Brandon Hawk, English
  • Brian Knoth, Communication
  • Jennifer Meade, School of Social Work
  • Jiyun Wu, Management and Marketing
  • Lisa Smolski, ORGA, Ex Officio / Non-Voting

Funding for these awards comes from the college and RICF. The annual grant cycle is announced late in the fall semester or at the start of the spring semester, with applications due in March. FRC reviews proposals and announces awards. Key dates and specific information on the current (2017-18) application and reporting process are provided below.

Key Dates for the 2017-2018 Faculty Research Grant Funding Cycle

February 2017: announcement of start of the annual grant cycle
March 1, 2017: applications submitted to relevant compliance committees (IRB, IACUC, IBC) as appropriate
March 20, 2017: applications due to FRC at 4:00 pm
April 2017: award announcement made
July 1, 2017: funds available
June 1, 2018: all funds must be spent
September 29, 2018: final reports submitted

Applicant Information

The Faculty Research application cycle for 2017-2018 is now CLOSED.

Prior Awardees & Projects

Reporting Requirements

The FRC requires a final report of research activity roughly by the end of September of each academic year. Specific report deadlines and reporting requirements are published as part of the application guidelines for that given year. Thus, someone with a Faculty Research 2016-2017 award should consult the 2016-2017 application guidelines for their report requirements. Prior application guidelines are archived below for this purpose.

NOTE: Submission of this report is a condition of acceptance of award funding. Should an awardee fail to submit a final report the Committee will not consider that awardee's future proposals for Faculty Research Fund Grants. Please send completed reports to the address listed in the application instructions linked above.

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Page last updated: Tuesday, March 21, 2017