Established in 2014, the NYU School of Professional Studies Dean’s Research Grant Program (DRGP), aims to support full-time faculty research at the School. Scholarly and applied research are critical additions to classroom teaching and to help expand our faculty's roles as thought leaders in their respective fields. Dean Kamath has increased the fund to $60,000 per year to support full-time faculty research projects.
At the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester, Dean Kamath asked a working group to consider how the DRGP might be updated with the goal to better serve faculty needs. The group conducted a faculty survey in November and, based on this feedback, arrived at a new model that allows for project grants of up to $5,000 (same as previous years) as well as smaller awards up to $2,500 ("seed funding") for start-up and/or cross-unit group explorations. For the sake of clarity, these two options will be referred to below as "project grants" and "seed funding."