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Rutgers Research Council Awards

The 2024–2025 cycle has begun, and applications are now being accepted and are due on December 1, 2023, at 5 p.m. EST.

Read the full announcement. If you want more inspiration, check out last year's winners

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

Submission Materials and Instructions

  • 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 for each Individual Fulcrum Award is $15,000. 

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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 maximum amount of each Social and Racial Justice Award is $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. The maximum amount of each Collaborative Multidisciplinary Award is $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 maximum amount of each Subvention Award is $4,000.   

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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. The maximum amount of each Manuscript Review Award are is $4,000.

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  • The Climate Action Awards 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. The maximum amount of each Climate Action Award is $15,000.

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Research Council Awards Information Session

Are you interested in applying for a Rutgers Research Council Award? Join us for this virtual information session on Zoom.

At the event, the council chairs will discuss each award in-depth and answer any questions you have. Recent awardees will also be there to discuss their research projects.

The Research Council Awards program offers six annual award opportunities to support faculty research. The application deadline is December 1, 2023, at 5 p.m. EST.

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Celebrating 80 Years 

$11.7 Million+
in faculty awards 
distinct awards
awarded to Ruth Bader Ginsberg 

who taught law at Rutgers from 1963-1972