Office of Sponsored Programs



Internal Funding Opportunities

Rowan is currently offering two internal funding competitions: Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities Awards and the 2015-2016 Seed Funding Program.

Rowan University Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities Awards

The Research Office is pleased to announce the 2015 call for nominations for three awards for excellence in research, scholarly and/or creative activities by faculty and students. All nominations will be judged by a faculty panel appointed by the Vice President for Research.

Rowan University Research Achievement Award ($2,000)
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 7, 2015.

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.

The entire application must be submitted by the nominating faculty member electronically in Word document format to Dr. Shreekanth Mandayam, Vice President for Research, shreek@rowan.edu, cc: to Ms. Joanie Gustin, gustin@rowan.edu, no later than Noon on Friday, February 13, 2015.

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 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.

The award is for a single project or for a series of projects that demonstrate the student’s skills in planning, conducting, and disseminating research. An individual student or a group of students working on the same project may be nominated. Students must be nominated by a faculty member.

Award criteria are:
1. Originality: is the project at the forefront of the applicant’s professional field?
2. Impact: is there potential for the project to result in a significant advancement in the applicant’s field of interest?
3. Quality: is the research work presented with appropriate technical content, style and language?

The application package will be completed electronically and will consist of:
1. A letter of nomination from a faculty member;
2. A student-written one to two-page summary of their research;
3. A student-written one-page biographical sketch (per student, if a team is nominated) that includes a description of their role in the research, the impact of the research on their knowledge and skills, and their future goals.

The entire application must be submitted by the nominating faculty member electronically in Word document format to Dr. Shreekanth Mandayam, Vice President for Research, shreek@rowan.edu, cc: to Ms. Joanie Gustin, gustin@rowan.edu, no later than Noon on Friday, February 13, 2015.

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 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.

The award is for a single project or for a series of projects that demonstrate the student’s skills in planning, conducting, and disseminating research. An individual student or a group of students working on the same project may be nominated. Students must be nominated by a faculty member.

Award criteria are:
1. Originality: is the project at the forefront of the applicant’s professional field?
2. Impact: is there potential for the project to result in a significant advancement in the applicant’s field of interest?
3. Quality: is the research work presented with appropriate technical content, style and language?

The application package will be completed electronically and will consist of:
1. A letter of nomination from a faculty member;
2. A student-written one to two-page summary of their research;
3. A student-written one-page biographical sketch (per student, if a team is nominated) that includes a description of their role in the research, the impact of the research on their knowledge and skills, and their future goals.

The entire application must be submitted by the nominating faculty member electronically in Word document format to Shreekanth Mandayam, Vice President for Research, shreek@rowan.edu, cc: to Ms. Joanie Gustin, gustin@rowan.edu, no later than Noon on Friday, February 13, 2015.
For questions or additional information, please

Contacts:
Joan K. Gustin
Office of Research
Managing Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Research
gustin@rowan.edu
Phone: 856-256-4167

Rowan University Seed Funding Program

The Office of Research provides competitively awarded funding to Glassboro-campus full-time faculty investigators with the aim of supporting preliminary efforts towards establishing new and innovative research. The Seed Funding Grant Program is primarily intended to support Rowan faculty who are beginning investigators in their respective area of research or creative activity.

View the Seed Funding Program 2015-2016 Call for Proposals and Budget template.