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AY2022–2023 Research Council Awards Announcement

November 8, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (EVPAA) is pleased to announce the next round of annual grant opportunities from the Rutgers Research Council Awards (RCA) program, which has been providing internal grants to the Rutgers faculty for the past 79 consecutive years. 

The RCA program offers award opportunities to support faculty research and especially to encourage scholarship tackling challenging disciplinary problems in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts. The Council is constituted by faculty representing the many fields of active research found across all four Chancellor-led units of our university, who review and allocate research funding directly to their faculty peers. We are grateful to Professors Kathleen J. Pottick and Antoinette Y. Farmer, who have agreed to serve as co-chairs of the Research Council. 

This year, we are pleased to announce five separate award programs:

  • The Individual Fulcrum Awards Program is tailored to individual researchers and those in the creative arts who are testing out new ideas to accelerate their scientific inquiry, program of research and scholarship, or creative production.
  • The Social and Racial Justice Awards Program, inspired by President Holloway’s Equity Report and the university’s commitment to fostering excellence in and as a beloved community, supports academic research on racial and social justice in all domains of intellectual, social, artistic, and environmental life.
  • The Collaborative Multidisciplinary Awards Program offers the opportunity for a group of faculty members across disciplines to work together on a new, shared problem or line of research. Since complex intellectual and social problems often require multiple perspectives and viewpoints to solve them, the program is designed to foster and reward creative and collaborative interdisciplinary work.
  • The Subvention Program for the Publication of Scholarly Books provides partial subsidies to university and other highly regarded scholarly presses to cover a portion of the cost of publishing a scholarly book in order to make it more affordable.
  • The Manuscript Review Award, new for the AY22/23 funding cycle, helps faculty members publish authoritative, thought-provoking, field-changing books. Awardees will receive a formal manuscript review plus a three-hour workshop/seminar led by an external senior scholar.

Applications are due by Monday, January 24, 2022, 5pm EST. Awards will be announced in late Spring 2022 and funding will begin as of July 1, 2022 (i.e. AY22/23). Please visit our website to access the requests for proposals, frequently asked questions, and previously funded awards. For questions about the program, please contact


Prabhas V. Moghe, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Distinguished Professor

Henry S. Turner, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Initiatives