Faculty Development Fund
The Duquesne University Faculty Development Fund (FDF) is administered as a competitive grants program. FDF awards are seed money, designed to help faculty begin their scholarly work, initiate work in a new direction, or continue a research project using the award as “bridging funds” between grants. Preference will be given to junior faculty and to multidisciplinary projects. The intention is not to provide ongoing, long-term support for a project. Ideally, FDF grants will help advance a project to a point where the faculty member can apply successfully for external support to continue the work. Submissions are limited to one proposal per principal investigator (or co-principal investigator) per competition. Funding of eligible projects of up to $10,000 may be requested. Budgets may be readjusted at the discretion of the review committee, if deemed necessary. Please see the full guidelines and application forms.