Participating Faculty Research

The Participating Faculty Research Award is intended to recognize research/scholarship accomplishments of non-tenure track faculty at Marquette University.  An award of $3,000 will be provided to a full-time participating faculty member based on their record of scholarly activity, preferably at Marquette University, within the past 5 years. Applications including one support letter are due by 4:30 pm on November 30, 2021.  The support letter should come from the candidate’s dean, associate dean, or department chair (leaders may delegate the support letter to another colleague with deeper knowledge of the applicant’s field of study, if appropriate).  Check with your department or college office in advance to confirm procedures for procuring letter of support.

Final selection will be made by members of the University Committee on Research who will invite a participating faculty member to serve as an ad hoc member of the review committee.


Awards will be distributed based on the following criteria:

  • Significance and innovation of the described program of research or scholarship

Does the program of research or research project(s) address an important problem or critical barrier in the field? Are the questions or approaches used novel and/or groundbreaking? Does the research address key gaps or introduce new ways of thinking about an issue or topic?  How does the work contribute to advancing knowledge in the applicant’s field of study?

  • Broader impacts.

Describe the ways in which the program of research or research project(s) may have engaged with the community and/or included students? Is research applied in the classroom or in mentoring student research projects?


Download application here.