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President's Faculty Research & Development Grant

In support of the University’s mission, and to recognize and support NSU faculty in their research endeavors, President Ray Ferrero, Jr. initiated the President's Faculty Scholarship Award Program in 1999. Early in its inception, the program was renamed the President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant (PFRDG) program. Today, PFRDG continues to directly support Vision 2020’s research-focused core values and strategic priorities by providing seed money for new research areas for which external funding will be sought, or to move current research initiatives to new levels of competitiveness for external funding. Because PFRDG leverages significant university resources to grow externally funded research activities, the program receives a considerable level of attention and support from the University's administration. 

Fifty percent of each PFRDG award is funded from the interest generated from this investment, and the other fifty percent comes directly from the winning faculty members' academic units; these funds represent new allocations for faculty development, and do not diminish existing resources for faculty support in the unit. 

Funding is prioritized for work that:

  1. represents new or expanded research and development activity for the university;
  2. falls within both the university’s and the academic unit’s identity, goals and mission;
  3. expands the knowledge and understanding of the academic community;
  4. is disseminated, through professional review, outside of the university;
  5. will provide seed money for a new research area for which external funding will be sought; or
  6. will move an existing research project to a new level of competitiveness for external funding.
 

UPDATES:

Congratulations to winners of the FY20 cycle!  Awardee information can now be found under the "Past Winners" tab.

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REQUIRED PFRDG FORMS (AS APPLICABLE) REVISION DATE PDF/Link

FY 2020 Application Portal 

Please check back in Fall 2020.

6/2019

FY 2020 Request for Proposal

6/2019

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Deans Commitment Form (Download form if you are unable to view in browser)

6/2019

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PFRDG Scoring Rubric

11/2017 Adobe Acrobat PDF

PFRDG Application Portal Instructions

6/2019

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Applicant Training Recording

12/2018 Click Here
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Apply to be a Reviewer

Please check back in Fall 2020.

6/2019

Reviewer Form Instructions

6/2019

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Reviewer Training Recording

1/2019 Click Here

Reviewer/Panel Chair SharePoint Guide

2/2018 Adobe Acrobat PDF

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REQUIRED PFRDG FORMS (AS APPLICABLE) REVISION DATE MS WORD PDF

Post Award Procedures

2017

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Rebudgeting Request

8/2018

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No-Cost Extension Form (Download form if you are unable to view in browser)

6/2019

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Final Report Form (Download form if you are unable to view in browser)

12/2016

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Request to Waive External Funding Submission

2014

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Please be aware that the President's Faculty Research and Development Grants are not evaluated on the level of funding an individual may have for other projects locally or federally funded. Each project or submission is graded on its own merits, and not on past or present funding.

Additional Questions? Send an email to PFRDG@nova.edu.

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