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Rutgers Research Council Awards

The Deadline for Applications is December 1, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

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Celebrating 80 Years 

$11.7 Million+
in faculty awards 
9,811+
distinct awards
$1,500 
awarded to Ruth Bader Ginsberg 

who taught law at Rutgers from 1963-1972

Submission Materials and Instructions

Applications are now being accepted and are due on December 1, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. EST. 

Find the required materials and instructions for each award below. If you have any questions about the Research Council Awards or Subvention programs, contact co-chairs, Kathleen J. Pottick and Antoinette Y. Farmer via email for more information.  

  • The Individual Fulcrum Awards 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 maximum amount of the Individual Fulcrum Awards Program is $5,000. 

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  • The Social and Racial Justice Awards, 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 range of the Social and Racial Justice award is $5,000–$15,000. 

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  • The Collaborative Multidisciplinary Awards 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. Collaborative Multidisciplinary Awards are up to $25,000. 

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  • The Subvention Awards for the Publication of Scholarly Books offers partial subsidies to university and other highly regarded scholarly presses to cover a portion of the cost of publishing a scholarly book. The typical Subvention Award is $2500 or less. 

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  • The Manuscript Review Awards 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. Manuscript Review Awards are up to $4000.

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  • The Climate Action Awards, new for the 2022 funding cycle, was created in recognition of the university’s commitment to achieving carbon-neutrality by 2040 and becoming carbon-negative no later than its 275th anniversary in 2041. The program is designed to support faculty whose work addresses the global climate crisis and its solutions at a variety of scales.

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About the Program

The Research Council Awards program offers six annual 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 has proudly been providing internal awards to the Rutgers faculty for the past 80 consecutive years.

The Individual Fulcrum Awards 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 supports academic research on racial and social justice in all domains of intellectual, social, artistic, and environmental life. 

The Collaborative Multidisciplinary Awards offers the opportunity for a group of faculty members across disciplines to work together on a new, shared problem or line of research.

The Subvention Awards 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.

The Manuscript Review Awards helps faculty members publish authoritative, thought-provoking, field-changing books.

The Climate Action Awards, new for the 2022 funding cycle, is designed to support faculty whose work addresses the global climate crisis and its solutions at a variety of scales. 

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