Internal Seed Funding

Faculty Research and Creativity Fund (FRAC)

The Center for Research & Innovation (CRI) in the Office of Academic Affairs welcomes proposals from PSU faculty for the next competitive cycle of the Faculty Research and Creativity Fund (FRAC). The FRAC Fund supports faculty scholarship, research, and creative activity as projects, performances, and presentations of scholarly achievement at professional conferences.

FRAC funds are intended to kick start projects that:

  • lead to new external funding and follow-on activity;
  • leverage funding from other sources;
  • build collaborative projects w/ internal and external partners;
  • further Cluster curriculum development and pedagogy.

We strongly encourage projects that create opportunities for student involvement in research and scholarship. FRAC funds are intended to support research, scholarship, and creative works, however, classroom educational activities are not fundable.

FY20 FRAC Funding Opportunity

FRAC Proposal Guidelines

Submit FRAC Applications

Course Credit Release Approval Form

FRAC Budget Template

USNH Personal Reimbursement Form

Faculty Research and Creativity Council Membership

Pam Anneser, Jay Cordeira, Steve Flynn, Angela Kilb, Kerry Yurewicz, Andrew Ines (ex officio), Joe Boyer (ex officio)

FRAC FY20 Awards
Name/Cluster Project Title  
Mary Earick, Holmes Center In-group Messaging Patterns in K-2 Classrooms in Three States  
Abby Goode, A&T Agrotopias: Population Control and Sustainability in American Literature  
 June Hammond Rowan, TESD

How does local land use planning incorporate land conservation? An assessment from New Hampshire.

 Adam Keul, TESD Cannabis Tourism in Las Vegas: Business Innovation and Cultural Change  
Marjorie King, HHE Development of a Comprehensive Breast Cancer Survivorship Program  
Laura Tilghman, TESD

The Nutrition Transition in the context of Rural-Urban Linkages: ethnographic insights from northeastern Madagascar

James Whiting, EDSC English-Learner Teacher Advocacy