Does your research encourage interdisciplinary research, improve the climate for STEM women, and/or address one or more of RU FAIR’s key initiativesAre you in a NSF-supported academic discipline at one of Rutgers University's three campuses?
RU FAIR Mini-Grants are:
1. designed for faculty advancement and development to:
  • stimulate interdisciplinary course development, training, leadership, and research
  • increase retention through strengthened networks and informal mentorship, and
  • further the professional advancement and collaboration potential of STEM women, especially minority women
2. anticipated to range in amount from $500 to $5,000, with the expectation of annually awarding 5-7 grants
3. awarded to qualified individuals and/or teams of researchers in NSF-supported academic disciplines across all three campuses of Rutgers
Funds from the grant are intended to support an individual’s research program where that research is directly related to institutional goals of diversity, equity, and advancement of faculty at Rutgers.Download past Call for Proposals.

Download the Excel budget template.

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