Professional Research Opportunity for Faculty (PROF) Fund

The PROF fund is a collaborative enterprise between the Senate, the Faculty, and the Associate Provost's Office. The organization of the program is grounded in a commitment to peer review as the strongest mechanism for assessing the merit of proposals across the diverse academic areas of the University. The goals of the fund are to support an increase in scholarly/creative activity by the faculty in a manner that strategically enhances the reputation of the University. Applications from single investigators for up to $20,000 are welcomed. Interdisciplinary or collaborative applications from two or more investigators can request up to $30,000. When applicable proposals are evaluated on the strength of link between the PROF outcomes and subsequent external funding. Applications are accepted once a year during the winter quarter. Full information can be found on the PROF Portfolio site.