Office of Sponsored Programs

Internal Funding Opportunities

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

Rowan University Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities Awards

The Division of University Research is pleased to announce the following awardees for excellence in research, scholarly and/or creative activities by faculty and students. Check here for details on the 2017 competition. Nominations are due by Monday, February 13, 2017.

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 6, 2017.

FY17 Awardee: Nidhal Bouaynaya, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters.

FY17 Awardee: Dimah Dera, Electrical and Computer Engineering student.

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 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters.

FY17 Awardee: Ian Bakanas, Chemistry and Biochemistry student.

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 the FY2018 proposal submission is Monday, March 20, 2017. The current call for proposals can be found here. The budget template that should be used for submissions can be downloaded here.

Please contact Stephen Robishaw, Manager, Office of Proposal Development at 856-256-5795 or, if you have any questions.