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COR fosters faculty research through the following programs

Research Enabling Grants

  • Supports basic research expenses (field travel; research assistance; etc.)
  • Generally routinely granted to all requests provided funding remains available, and the proposal meets the criteria

Faculty Research Grants

  • Competitive awards averaging $5,000
  • Open to all Academic Senate faculty including emeritus

Research Assistantship in the Humanities Grants

  • Intended to provide academic and professional development of Humanities and Social Science graduate students under the mentorship of faculty
  • Offered to meet the special needs of the humanities and social science disciplines where external research funding typically is scarce

Bridge Grants

  • Intended to provide tenured faculty a “bridge” to explore new professional opportunities, research or creative endeavors representing a significant departure from their career fields of interest
  • Up to $20,000 for a two year period

Mary Elisabeth Rennie Endowment for Epilepsy Research

  • The Rennie Grant program supports epilepsy and epilepsy-related research. The Committee awards, on a competitive basis, a limited number of two-year grants. Applicants may be awarded up to $25,000