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 (2019-20 project year): due Jan. 27, 2019

Course Credit Release Approval Form

FRAC Budget Template

USNH Personal Reimbursement Form

Faculty Research and Creativity Council Membership
FRAC FY19 Awards