Provost Mokwa, through the Center for Faculty Excellence, invites applications from tenured and tenure-track faculty for the Faculty Excellence Grants (FEG) Program.  The FEGs will have a maximum award of $5,000 each.  The goal of FEGs is to enable faculty to engage in activities that will enhance scholarship. Faculty in all disciplines are eligible to submit proposals. 

Applications are accepted TWICE A YEAR to offer faculty flexibility in planning for their success:

  • Round 1 - Submitted in the spring: The call for proposals comes out in early February and proposals are due in INfoReady on March 8, 2024.
    • Faculty will be notified by the beginning of May and the funding will begin in July. These grants will need to be spent by June 30, 2025.
  • Round 2 - Submitted in the fall: The call for proposals comes out at the end of September and proposals will be due in InfoReady in November.
    • Faculty will be notified by early December and the funding will begin in December. These grants will need to be spent by June 30 (~6 months).

Faculty Excellence Grants are submitted via the online submission portal available here (Chrome is the recommended browser). Filter for "Internal Applications."


View the information on a webpage

Please note this application packet should be submitted as a PDF to the online portal by

Round 2: Friday, November 1, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.

A small portion of the funding is reserved to strengthen the research programs of women-identifying faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines and underrepresented areas of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS).

Past Faculty Excellence Grant Recipients

2024-2025 Grant Recipients

2023-2024 Grant Recipients

2022-2023 Grant Recipients

2021-2022 Grant Recipients

2020-2021 Grant Recipients - Round 2 - November 2020

2020-2021 Grant Recipients - Round 1 - May 2020

2019-2020 Grant Recipients

2018-2019 Grant Recipients

2017-2018 Grant Recipients

2016-2017 Grant Recipients

2015-2016 Grant Recipients

Updated: 11/06/2023