Grants and Awards

Grants and Awards

Grants and Awards

Please consider applying for our many award and grant opportunities (see below).

Rowan University Research Achievement Award ($2,000)

Deadline 12:00pm on Monday, February 18, 2019

This award recognizes full-time permanent faculty members for their outstanding achievements in research activity, either for a specific project or for a body of work accumulated over multiple years. An individual or a group of faculty members working on the same project may be nominated. The awardee(s) must be employed by Rowan University at the time of the award presentation. The award will be presented as part of the Rowan University Faculty Research Day to be held on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019, and the Celebrating Excellence Awards Ceremony and Dinner to be held on Thursday April 11th, 2019.

The entire application must be submitted by the nominating faculty member electronically in Word document format to Dr. Beena Sukumaran, Vice President for Research,, cc to Stephen Robishaw, Manager, Office of Proposal Development, no later than 12:00pm on Monday, February 18, 2019.

Award criteria are:

1. Quality: has the project resulted in a significant advancement in the applicant’s field of interest?

2. Institutional impact: has this research included students and/or been applied in the classroom?

3. Recognition: have publications in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at professional society meetings, and/or honors and awards resulted from this work?

The application package will be completed electronically and will consist of:

1. A letter of nomination from another faculty member or administrator, addressing the evaluation criteria listed above;

2. A letter of support from the nominee’s college dean(s);

3. A nominee-written one to two-page summary of their research activity, addressing the criteria listed above;

4. A two-page resume from each nominee.

Open Access Publishing Fund - Now Accepting Applications

The Open Access (OA) Publishing Fund was established by Campbell Library to support Rowan University authors at the Glassboro campus to publish in eligible, credible peer-reviewed open access publications (journals, books, and datasets) when no alternative funding is available. Some open access publications charge a publication fee or an Article Processing Charge (APC) from authors. The Campbell Library piloted this fund in FY 2017-2018 to help offset (some of) the cost of APC. The fund has been established at a total of $20,000 of available support to authors and will be distributed on a rolling basis for a second year during FY 2018-2019.

Rowan University with its recently awarded status as a research university provides Rowan community unique opportunities to expand their research and publications and the Rowan University Libraries are committed to supporting such opportunities. The goal of this fund is also to assist Rowan authors to explore new digital publishing models across various disciplines.

Please see guidelines for eligibility and application requirements:

FY2020 Rowan University Seed Funding Program

The Office of Proposal Development is pleased to announce that the annual Rowan University Seed Funding Program is now live. We are now accepting applications from all Glassboro campus, tenure track faculty members. All applications are due by Monday, March 25th, 2019. This year’s application is fully online, which can be found here. All relevant instructions, eligibility requirements, and application templates can be found on the new site. Please forward this announcement along to all interested faculty members within your respective colleges and schools.

As in years past, all applicants may request up to $10,000 per award. All requests must be for direct, research-related costs.

All applicants to the Seed Funding Program must begin creating a researcher profile within Rowan Digital Works prior to submission. Please instruct faculty members to contact Denise Brush (Engineering and Physical Sciences Librarian), in order to begin this process. She can be contacted at or (856) 256-4977.

If you have any questions or thoughts, please contact Stephen Robishaw, MPA, Manager, Office of Proposal Development at or 856-256-5795.

Here are our current grant and award winners.

Wall of Fame for Excellence in Teaching and/or Advising

Each year, the Faculty Center asks graduates to appoint faculty to the Wall of Fame for two separate categories, teaching and/or advising.

Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award - January deadline

The purpose of the award is to honor one permanent faculty member with an outstanding record of teaching and a sustained record of commitment to student learning.

Frances S. Johnson Junior Faculty Innovative Teaching Award - June deadline

This award recognizes junior faculty who challenge their students in unique, important and interesting ways.

Frances R. Lax Fund for Faculty Development - October deadline

This fund provides stipends to probationary, full-time tenure track faculty who are in the second year of service for professional development activities

Innovations in Teaching Using Technology Grant - September deadline

This grant is principally targeted to initiatives that are innovative, scalable, adaptable, and applicable to teaching with technology.

Junior Faculty Travel Fund - rolling deadline

This provides funding for additional travel support for all probationary faculty to present at a conference. Probationary faculty are all full time serving in the following capacities: pre-tenure faculty, pre-tenure Instructors, probationary Lecturers.