Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Fund
Available to Marquette staff, faculty and administrators, the Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Fund distributes modest grants (generally $500 to $2,500) to finance small projects or provide seed money for programs or events that deepen the religious nature of Marquette University. Because the grants are relatively small, it is essential that the funds be clearly targeted toward creative projects with obvious implications for the religious character of the institution.


Curriculum Enhancement Grants are awarded to support faculty research and introduce new courses or revise continuing courses that address issues of cultural diversity.

Diversity Grants
The Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr. Chair is an opportunity to bring prominent faculty, scholars and professionals of diverse backgrounds to campus, to highlight their contributions and/or professional scholarly work.

The Excellence in Diversity Grants are available to all faculty, staff and administrators and are designed to contribute to projects that increase Marquette's commitment to diversity.

Way Klingler Fellowship
The Way Klingler Fellowship is intended to advance the research of Marquette senior faculty. The Way Klingler Science Fellow will be supported for three years with an annual grant of $50,000. The Way Klingler Humanities Fellow will be supported for three years with an annual grant of $20,000. The awardees to be designated Way Klingler Fellows will be selected from among candidates nominated by deans of the various Marquette University Colleges and Schools.

Way Klingler Young Scholar Award
The purpose of the Way Klingler Young Scholar award is to support promising young scholars in critical stages of their careers. Up to four awards will be given to full-time regular junior faculty in the three years following their third year review. The awards of up to $22,000 are intended to fund $2,000 in operating cost and to cover up to 50% of salary to afford the recipient a one semester sabbatical. Individuals will be selected by the Committee on Research.

Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award
The Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award is intended to foster the development of effective and sustainable changes and innovations in teaching approaches within specific courses or clusters of courses. This annual award is given to a team of two or more faculty to develop, implement and evaluate a specific teaching project. One award of up to $20,000 will be given to the selected project team for one fiscal year. Each year the Provost and Committee on Teaching may identify a particular area of higher priority for projects that meet strategic academic goals to enhance teaching and learning at Marquette.


Committee on Research Summer Faculty Fellowships/Regular Research Grants (SFF/RRG)
Through the Summer Faculty Fellowship (SFF) and Regular Research Grant (RRG) programs, the Committee on Research (COR) helps Marquette faculty make substantial and rapid advances in specific scholarly projects and stimulates extramural grant applications to support these projects.

Faculty Development Awards
Faculty Development Awards are intended to provide tenure-track faculty with quick but modest seed dollars to enhance their professional careers through partial support of travel to conferences to present their work and/or assistance with selected publication costs. Requests are accepted and awards are issued throughout the year.

Sabbatical Travel Funds
A program to assist faculty on sabbatical with research-related travel costs is in place for academic year 2013-14. Deadlines are September 13, 2013 for Fall 2013 travel and December 3, 2013 for Spring 2014 travel.






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