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.
Internal Research Funding: Coordinated by the Office of Academic Research with the Faculty Research Committee.
- 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 Faculty Research Grant (FRG) 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. Funding for the FRG was greatly expanded when it
was combined with the former Student Research Assistant (SRA) program. The FRG allows Faculty to involve students in their project by hiring
them as student research assistants (part of the SRA), as well as funds for equipment,
supplies and travel. The grant now has 2 funding cycles (deadlines in early fall
and Spring semesters). Please see the full FRG guidelines for more information.
For questions regarding Internal Grant Opportunities, contact Karen Barkel, Internal
Research Program Coordinator, at KarenBarkel@ferris.edu, (231) 591-2544.
Additional University Funding Programs
- 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.