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Fixed-Term Faculty Support Grant

Fixed-term faculty teach more total classes and introductory courses than tenure-track faculty. Despite reaching more students, fixed-term faculty do not receive the support, prestige, or job security of their tenure-track colleagues.


The IAH provides a fund of $6,000 to support their pedagogical or research portfolios. Multiple awards will be given and support for each funded proposal typically range between $500 and $2,000 depending on the quantity and quality of proposals submitted. Please note that the grant may not cover all program costs, so applicants are encouraged to seek additional sources of support.

Application Process

The application period is currently closed.

Interested faculty will need to complete the application on Qualtrics.

IAH staff, including the IAH Director, will review applications and select recipients.



Fixed-term faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences. Proposals should advance the arts, humanities, and/or the qualitative social sciences.

Funding Guidelines

Appropriate use of funding

Research-related travel, conferences or other professional development activities; research materials/books, food for research-related seminars and workshops; and contributions to campus departments (e.g. research collaborations). Note: Total amount of award includes fringe; total salary and fringe amount should not exceed award total.

Inappropriate use of funding

Personal use; regular, base, or summer salary; publication support; or any related administrative supplements.

For publishing-related expenses, please apply for the Arts and Humanities Publication Support Grant.

Funds expire

Funds awarded in 2024 will expire June 30, 2025.

Reporting requirement

The IAH requires a written follow-up at the end of the funding period to show the administration the impact of these small grants for non-tenured fixed-term faculty. If a publication comes out of funding, please provide a copy to the IAH.



For more information, contact:

Silas Webb
Program Administrator



Last updated: 4/1/24