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Research Allocations Committee

About the committee

Per the Faculty Handbook: The primary mission of the Research Allocations Committee's funding is to support the career development of faculty who are in various stages of career development, but priority will be given to faculty:

  • in the early stage of their careers,
  • embarking upon new directions, or
  • in fields and disciplines where there is limited funding.

Committee members

The committee is made up of twelve members appointed by the Faculty Senate; of these twelve, at least one shall be selected from each of the following seven areas with no more than three members from any one area serving concurrently:

  • Physical Sciences — e.g., chemistry, earth and planetary, mathematics and statistics, physics and astronomy.
  • Life Sciences — e.g., biology, psychology.
  • Social Sciences — e.g., anthropology, "business and administrative sciences", economics, geography, history, law, political science, sociology.
  • Engineering — all departments of the School of Engineering.
  • Education — all departments of the College of Education and Human Sciences.
  • Humanities — e.g., architecture, English, journalism, foreign languages and literatures, Spanish and Portuguese, philosophy, communication.
  • Fine Arts — all departments of the College of Fine Arts.

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