Frequently Asked Questions

What are Student Affairs Faculty Research Grants?

  • Student Affairs Faculty Research Grants provide funding to support research conducted by UGA faculty. The grants program was created in 2016 to enhance partnerships between UGA Faculty and the Division of Student Affairs, as well as create pathways for faculty to use the many facilities and programs within Student Affairs as a principle laboratory for their research.

Do I have to partner with Student Affairs?

  • Faculty Research Grants are intended to support research partnerships between faculty and Student Affairs units. Partnering with a Student Affairs unit maximizes both the reach and impact of the grant. If you have further questions about partnering with a Student Affairs unit, we are happy to discuss options and opportunities with you; simply email Dr. Beate Brunow.

What amount does an awarded Student Affairs Faculty grant provide?

  • Grant funds are anticipated to be awarded up to $5,000 for individual grants, based upon the requested expenditures and the number of submissions awarded in the funding cycle. Smaller research grants (under $500) are funded on a rolling basis.

How long does funding from the grant last?

  • Funding will be typically available for one fiscal year, beginning July 1 and ending the following June 30.

What type of expenditures can be funded by the grant?

  • Awarded funds can be used to support research costs, equipment costs, graduate assistants, however, this list is not exhaustive. There are restrictions on expenes that can be covered, please feel free to email us with your specific funding question and we provide guidance for your proposal.  

How will the proposal be evaluated?

  • Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Office of Academic Partnerships and Initiatives and staff from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. We consider the depth and clarity of the research topic, strenght and depth of collaboration with a Student Affairs department, relevance of the proposed research to the mission of Student Affairs, and budget expenditures and rationale.

Contact Information

Beate Brunow
Director of Academic Partnerships and Initiatives