Applicants must be full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty members or librarians at Bridgewater State University.
Applicants may apply for and receive one CARS Travel Grant per fiscal year (July 1-June 30.)
Applicants may apply for all other grants (Faculty Librarian Research Grant, Small Grant, or Summer Grant, but are eligible to receive only one of these three grants per fiscal year (July 1-June 30.)
CARS External Proposal Development Grants (EPDG) - Funding up to $4,100 is available to support faculty and librarian preparation and submission of an application to an external funding source. The EPDG is for use by researchers, scholars, or artists who have a well-developed research question, scholarly goal, or artistic project that is supported by previous study or preliminary work, and includes projects that support institutional programs or goals. This grant is funded through the Office of Academic Affairs and awarded twice yearly. Applications are due in the fall and spring.
CARS Faculty & Librarian Research Grants - Funding, up to $8,000, is available for substantial individual projects for eligible applicants. This grant is to support activities for faculty and librarian research projects, scholarship, and creative activity, and to provide time for these activities. This grant is funded through the Office of Academic Affairs by the Bridgewater Foundation. Awards are given twice-yearly. Applications are due in the fall and spring.
CARS Small Grant - Funding, up to $2,000, is available for eligible applicants. This grant enables faculty and librarians to pursue creative, innovative ideas for the enhancement of research and other scholarly activities, for which they would otherwise not have the resources. Awards are given twice-yearly. Applications are due in the fall and spring.
CARS Summer Grant - Funding, $3,100, is available for eligible applicants. This grant enables faculty and librarians to pursue creative, innovative ideas for the enhancement of research and other scholarly activities during the summer. This grant is funded through the Provost and Vice President, Office of Academic Affairs. Applications are due in the spring.
CARS Travel Grant Funding, up to $1,500 for those qualifying as active contributors, or $750 for attendees, is available for one trip per fiscal year (July 1-June 30.) This grant is intended to help faculty and librarians contribute to and learn from their respective professional communities by attending professional conferences and other professional events. Examples of eligible trips include: presenting at or attending academic conferences, giving invited lectures, or participating in academic workshops or training. Awards are given on a rolling basis.
The CARS Travel Grant Committee practices principles of fiscal responsibility and reserves the right to limit reimbursement to usual and customary costs as outlined by the Trust Fund Guidelines
CARS cannot reimburse expenses when a trip has been cancelled.
Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Please refer to individual grant Guidelines for details. Contact the CARS Office if you have specific questions or need additional information. You may either drop by the office or make an appointment to discuss your research strategies, goals, and grant opportunities.
CARS Grant Disclaimer:
Please note: The CARS Office receives far more grants that it can fund. Please understand that if your grant proposal is not funded, it may be a result of too many excellent proposals and not enough funding for all of them. We encourage faculty to consult with their area dean, and/or Academic Affairs for potential on-campus funds, as well as the Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects for external sources of funding. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience; we are working to increase the available budgeted funds for all faculty and librarian research projects.
Last Modified: January 23, 2013