The Catholic University of America

University Grant-In-Aid Committee


The University has limited funds available to support faculty research projects. These funds are allocated to applicants by the University Grant-in-Aid Committee, which has delegated to the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies authority to grant applications for less than $2,000. Applications are accepted throughout the school year. The forms are available from the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, 116 McMahon.

Grant-in-Aid funding is available to support any appropriate and necessary expenses related to a faculty member’s research. The most common uses have been to compensate student research assistants, reimburse travel expenses that are essential for a definite research project, subsidize printing, copying and lithographing costs, and purchase required instruments or equipment. Please itemize your request as much as possible. Travel expenses related to professional conferences are generally not considered for these grants. If your grant request includes travel, please itemize expenses, justify, and specifically describe what research will be done during the travel. The proposed research, or that portion funded by the grant, should be completed within six months and a report filed with the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies. Use of Grant-in-Aid funds is prohibited for supplementing salaries of faculty members.
Special consideration will be given to applications that will support research likely to generate ongoing research funded by the government or private donors. When resources are inadequate to satisfy all legitimate requests, the following factors will be considered:
• The number of prior grants the applicant has received and the outcomes of those projects.
• The probability that other sources of funding may be available for the specific research project.
• The stage of the applicant’s academic career. Grant-in-Aid funding should be used to encourage new faculty members to pursue their research agendas.
Note: Grant-in-Aid funding cannot be used to supplement or provide salary for the applicant, but can be used to support student assistants. Grant-in-Aid funding also cannot be used for course development.
Grant-in-Aid funding should reasonably support research across disciplines.

Mr. Ralph Albano: Associate Provost for Research and Director of Technology Transfer

Prof. George Garvey: Ordinary Professor, Columbus School of Law

Dr. James J. Greene: Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies; Ordinary Professor, Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences

Very Rev. Mark Morozowich: Dean and Associate Professor of the School of Theology and Religious Studies

Dr. Claes G. Ryn: Ordinary Professor, Department of Politics, School of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Irene Slagle: Ordinary Professor, Department of Chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Patrick Tuite: Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Drama, School of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Barry M. WagnerOrdinary Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Rosemary Winslow: Associate Professor, Department of English, School of Arts and Sciences


Grant-in-Aid Form and Instructions can be found here in Adobe Acrobat format. These forms contain information about the appropriate use of funds, and instructions for completing the application for research Grant-In-Aid.

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