Dr. Caroline Caswell works with teachers from two Central Falls elementary schools and one middle school to strengthen their mathematics content knowledge and instructional strategies.
Faculty Research Committee
The College, through its Faculty Research Committee (FRC), makes annual grants for research projects conducted by full and part-time faculty.
Faculty Research Funding Cycle (2016-2017):
- Natasha Seaman, Art, FRC Chair
- Brandon Hawk, English
- Brian Knoth, Communication
- Jennifer Meade, School of Social Work
- Jiyun Wu, Management and Marketing
- Lisa Smolski, ORGA, Ex Officio / Non-Voting
Funding for these awards comes from the college and RICF. The annual grant cycle is announced late in the fall semester or at the start of the spring semester, with applications due in March. FRC reviews proposals and announces awards. Key dates and specific information on the current (2016-17) application and reporting process are provided below.
Key Dates for the 2016-2017 Faculty Research Grant Funding Cycle
|February 2016:||announcement of start of the annual grant cycle|
|March 1, 2016:||applications submitted to relevant compliance committees (IRB, IACUC, IBC) as appropriate|
|March 31, 2016:||applications due to FRC at 4:00 pm|
|April 2016:||award announcement made|
|July 1, 2016:||funds available|
|June 1, 2017:||all funds must be spent|
|September 29, 2017:||final reports submitted|
The Faculty Research application cycle for 2016-2017 is now closed.
Below are links to information about the 2016-2017 application process.
- 2016-2017 FRC Cover Sheet and Checklist
- 2016-2017 FRC Proposal Form
2016 -2017 FRC Application Guidelines
Prior Awardees & Projects
2015 - 2016 Awardees 2014 - 2015 Awardees 2013 - 2014 Awardees 2012 - 2013 Awardees 2011 - 2012 Awardees 2010 - 2011 Awardees 2009 - 2010 Awardees 2008 - 2009 Awardees 2007 - 2008 Awardees 2006 - 2007 Awardees 2005 - 2006 Awardees 2004 - 2005 Awardees 2003 - 2004 Awardees
The FRC requires a final report of research activity roughly by the end of September of each academic year. Specific report deadlines and reporting requirements are published as part of the application guidelines for that given year. Thus, someone with a Faculty Research 2016-2017 award should consult the 2016-2017 application guidelines for their report requirements. Prior application guidelines are archived below for this purpose.
2016-2017 Application Guidelines (report requirements on page 2) 2015-2016 Application Guidelines (report requirements on page 3) 2014-2015 FRC Application Guidelines (report requirements on page 4) 2013-2014 Application Guidelines (report requirements on page 2) 2012-2013 Application Guidelines (report requirements on page 2) 2011-2012 Application Guidelines (report requirements on page 2) 2010-2011 Application Guidelines (report requirements on page 4)
NOTE: Submission of this report is a condition of acceptance of award funding. Should an awardee fail to submit a final report the Committee will not consider that awardee's future proposals for Faculty Research Fund Grants. Please send completed reports to the address listed in the application instructions linked above.