Office of Sponsored Programs

Internal Funding Opportunities

The Division of Research currently offers two internal funding competitions. Rowan's Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity award competition is typically announced in early winter, while Seed Funding applications are due around spring break.

Rowan University Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities Awards

The Division of University Research is pleased to announce the 2016 awardees for excellence in research, scholarly and/or creative activities by faculty and students. Check back in Winter 2017 for the new competition.

Rowan University Research Achievement Award ($2000)
This award is for 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 campus award ceremony to be held on April 05, 2016.

FY16 Awardee: Cathy Yang, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry for her outstanding record of multidisciplinary and translational research in the areas of drug and vaccine discovery, molecular recognition in biological systems and protease regulatory roles in disease development.

Award for Excellence in Graduate Research ($500)
This award is for achievements in research as a graduate student. Students must be in attendance at the University for the entirety of the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters.

FY16 Awardee: Ms. Cassandra DeMarshall, PhD student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for her work in the field of neurodegenerative diseases and disease diagnostics

Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research ($500)
This award recognizes research achievements by undergraduate student(s) who is/are accepted in their chosen major or program. Also, students must be in attendance at the University for the entirety of the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters.

FY16 Awardee: Ms. Olivia Fiebig, Senior in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Physics for her work on protein stabilities and unfolding mechanisms in aqueous ionic liquid solutions.

Rowan University Seed Funding Program

The Seed Funding Program is primarily intended to support Rowan faculty who are beginning investigators in their respective area of research or creative activity and to act as a stimulus for attracting additional external support. Any single grant will not exceed $10,000. Seed Funding Program Grants cannot be used for faculty member summer salary or provide funding for course-buyouts.

The deadline for proposal submission is typically in March. Please check back! To view last year's RFP, click here.

Please contact the Vice President for Research, Dr. Shreekanth Mandayam at 856-256-5333 or, if you have any questions.