Office of the Provost

Funding Opportunities

Provost Funding for Innovations in Teaching and Research

Provost Research Awards support early stage innovative scholarly inquiry and creative activities that have the potential for significant, sustained impact. Awards are administered through the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. Requests for proposals are announced each spring for the upcoming fiscal year, and recipients share their projects at the "Celebration of Scholarly Inquiry" event.

See Past provost research award recipients

Teaching Improvement, Experimentation, and Research (TIER) Grants (formerly known as Provost Teaching Innovation Grants) promote excellence in teaching through the development of innovative instructional methods, new methods of assessing learning or the redesign or courses using technology. Grants are administered through the Center for Teaching and Learning. The request for proposals is announced each spring for the upcoming fiscal year and recipients share their work at the "Teaching Innovation Showcase."

See Past tIer Grant Recipients

Funding for Faculty and Staff

The SPROUT Program (for bench research) and SPARK Program (for nonbench research) are seed funding opportunities designed to "step up" selected Brandeis technology and make it more attractive for licensing and commercial development.

Explore the Sprout Program  Explore the Spark Program

Funding to support research, teaching, and course development is available to faculty in the School of Arts & Sciences.

Funding for Students

Provost Doctoral Research Awards cover certain dissertation-related expenses for doctoral students who have finished their coursework.

Brandeis undergraduates can apply for funding to support research and creative projects, find paid research assistant jobs, and connect with potential faculty mentors.

The Provost Undergraduate Research Fund supports a student's research or creative scholarship during the summer or academic semester. It also provides funding for undergraduates to present their work at professional conferences.