Faculty Teaching/Research Enhancement Grants

Faculty Teaching/Research Enhancement Grants (FTREG) is a grant program intended to enhance faculty members’ capacity to carry out original research and provide transformative learning experiences for students.

These grants are aimed at individual faculty members who wish either to scope out a new research project or to acquire additional skills, knowledge or experiences outside or beyond their main discipline. Faculty may use an FTREG for one of two purposes:

  • To acquire additional skills, knowledge, or experiences outside of or beyond their main discipline that will enhance their capacity to carry out original research and/or provide excellent learning experiences for Duke students. Supported activities include: a cognate training workshop; field work opportunity that includes specific training; short-term engagement with a community organization relevant to a new line of research; travel to meet with a leading scholar or group of scholars working in an area highly relevant to the applicant’s scholarly growth or teaching trajectory.
  • To underwrite a trip to undertake fieldwork, interviews, or archival exploration in order to scope out a new direction for research.

Grant funds may not be used for attendance at conferences, nor for salary support.

Any Duke regular rank faculty member with a primary appointment in a school other than Medicine or Nursing may propose faculty teaching/research enhancement activities. A preference will be given to faculty at the assistant or associate level.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the extent to which the proposal articulates how the experience will contribute to broadening the applicant’s research and/or teaching. Successful proposals will make a compelling case for how the proposed experience would amplify the faculty member’s intellectual trajectory and benefit the Duke community.

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