FSU Internal Grant Opportunities
Ferris supports the development of new research directions and ideas through a number
of internal grant programs. A summary table that shows the basic attributes of these
programs can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.
OAR Programs: Coordinated by the Office of Academic Research through the Research Support Subcommittee
of the Research Advisory Committee (RAC).
- The Faculty Research Fellowship (FRF) program aims to provide faculty with additional time to develop or expand their research program at Ferris State University.
- The Student Research Fellowship (SRF) is intended to promote collaborative research projects between faculty and
students at Ferris State University in the summer months. The program provides a focused
and intensive research experience for the student by supporting full time work for
a period of 10 weeks.
- The Student Research Assistant (SRA) program is intended to support collaborative research projects between faculty
and students at Ferris State University during the academic year (Fall and Spring;
Summer excluded). The program is meant to encourage faculty to start or expand their
own research, by providing them support to make progress during the busy academic
year, and allow students to get research experience while they are enrolled full-time
Additional University-Wide Programs
- The Faculty Research Grant allows faculty to pursue new research directions. The Academic Senate program supports
the initial or preliminary phases of a research project that may be necessary to seek
funding from external sources.
- The Ferris Foundation Exceptional Merit Grant can be used to support a wide variety of innovative projects that advance the mission
of Ferris State University. Supported areas include (but are not limited to) pilot
projects, research with students, and equipment that may support research or academic
- The Professional Development Grant provides support for projects that develop the expertise of faculty in their disciplines
and enhance their ability to engage students in the classroom.
- The Timme Travel Grant Program provides financial support for faculty to attend or present at a conference with
the goal of enhancing their teaching. The conference focus may be discipline-specific
(subject area conference), or directly related to the study of teaching and learning
in the college classroom.
College-Specific Grant Opportunities
- College of Pharmacy - The Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship Program
funds projects that enhance faculty development, promote research with Pharmacy students,
and improve pharmacy courses. Program details are included in the program description and application form.