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 programs. 

  • 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.