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CLAS New Small Grants Program

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers two small grant programs to support faculty research and creative activities. Dissemination and CRISP Grants have been discontinued

First, is a Presentation and Publication grant that provides up to $1,000 to assist with sharing completed (or near-completed) research and creative work with other scholars via conference presentation or publication. The award can be used to assist with conference and travel expenses to present research at a conference or invited seminar or to assist with costs associated with publication such as subvention or the production of graphics or art for a book, or open access fees or page charges for an article accepted for publication. 

Presentation and Publication Application

Second is a Research Launch or Completion grant that provides up to $1,000 in funding to assist with expenses related to furthering work on a new or ongoing research/creative project. These funds can be used to cover a wide range of expenses including (but not limited to) travel to collect data or work with a collaborator, RA funding, purchase of necessary books, software or data, participant incentives, and equipment or supplies necessary for research.

Research Launch or Completion Application

The applications may be submitted on a rolling basis, but a faculty member is only eligible for a maximum of one award (of either type) in a 12-month period. Please complete the appropriate application and send to