Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Program (RSCA) AY 19/20

August 7, 2019

Chancellor White has approved the research, scholarly and creative activities (RSCA) award program for faculty for the 2019-2020 academic year. Allocations were based on reported fall 2018 full-time equivalent faculty with the goal of supporting research, scholarly, and creative activity.

All members of Unit 3 - Faculty, Librarians, Coaches, and Counselors are eligible to compete for funding from this program.  Projects may include support for activities such as research studies; writing scholarly papers, textbooks, or monographs; travel to archives or professional conferences; development of pilot studies; collection of preliminary data for grant proposals; participant incentives; recitals, performances, or exhibitions; and participation in clinical or professional workshops, etc.

RSCA awards are intended as one-time grants, not as a sole or continuing source of support for a particular line of professional activity. Higher priority will be given to:

  • Individuals who have not received RSCA funding in the past three years;
  • Probationary, tenure track faculty at critical stages of their careers, during which research support is essential;

RSCA funds may not be used for assigned time/buy-out of faculty teaching or overload pay during the academic year.


Proposals should be submitted by sole principal investigators to fund projects in the amount of $3,000-$5,000 total. Proposals are due by Monday, September 16, 2019 by 5:00 pm and must be submitted through InfoReady.

Please note that all RSCA grants awarded are Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (Stateside) funds and awardees are responsible to ensure that funds are spent by June 30, 2020. Funds not expended by this date are forfeited and returned to ORSP.


  • Internal Submission Deadline: September 16, 2019
  • Award Cycle: Academic Year 19-20
  • Discipline/Subject Area: All
  • Funding Available: $51,750
  • Funding Proposal Levels: Proposals should be submitted by sole principal investigators to fund projects in the amount of $3,000-$5,000 total.
  • Reporting requirements: A final report (submitted through InfoReady) providing all data required must be submitted by July 31, 2020. RSCA award recipients who fail to submit a report will not be eligible to apply for future funding.


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