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Faculty Research Grant Application Materials


The purpose of the Faculty Grants program is to provide funding to help SMU faculty in any one or more of the following:

  • Development of new research projects/programs
  • Development and growth of ongoing research projects/programs
  • To serve as seed monies to help faculty obtain external funding
  • To support faculty-mentored student initiated research projects

Completed proposals are submitted to the Faculty Organization Research Committee (FORC) for review, scoring and final recommendation to the SMU Office of Academic Affairs. Assistance in developing proposals is available through the FORC.

Faculty Grant proposals may be submitted to the FORC by February 15th, June 15th, and October 15th each year. Proposals received after the deadline will be held until the next deadline due date.  

Proposals should be emailed to :


Following are links to proposal guideline and application materials:

Faculty Grant Proposal and Submission Guidelines

Cover Letter

NIH Biographical Sketch

Dean or Department Chair Approval Letter

Disclosure of Financial Interests

IRB Checklist

Grant Proposal Submitter's Checklist

Faculty/Student Grant Scoring Rubric