Internal Grant Opportunities
Ferris State University supports the development of new research directions and ideas
through a number of internal grant programs. The following summary table shows the basic attributes of these programs.
Internal Research Funding is coordinated by the Office Research & Sponsored Programs 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 preliminary phases of a research project that will later wish 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,
as well as funds for equipment, supplies and travel. The grant 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 the Office of Research
& Sponsored Programs, (231) 591-2547 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional University Funding Opportunities
- 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
- 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.
- 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.