Full-time Faculty at Nazareth University are invited to apply for a 2024 Scholarship and Innovation Faculty Fellowship (SAIFF) through the Office of Research, Scholarship, and Innovation. Up to six (6) fellowships will be awarded for work in the Summer of 2024. 

The SAIFF serves to support new research, creative activity, program development, and other scholarly projects consistent with institutional, departmental, and individual goals. SAIFF funds are intended to provide a one-time infusion of funding (i.e. seed money) for projects that are directly connected to the applicant’s scholarship agenda and goals. Projects that will significantly advance or establish an agenda for creative or scholarly activity, resulting in peer-reviewed publications or presentations, have the potential for external funding, and/or have a significant impact on the community will be given priority. 

Applicants should establish a clear connection between the proposed project and their future work and should situate said work within one of the four categories of Boyer’s Model of Scholarship.

SAIFF Award Amount

The SAIFF awards successful applicants up to $2,500 for work over Summer 2024. Applicants may choose from two options of payment should they be awarded a fellowship:

  • $2,500 stipend, paid in June 2024 (subject to tax requirements) 
  • Up to $2,500 in non-conference travel and/or supply/materials reimbursement (not taxed)

Faculty who choose the reimbursement option for travel/supplies will receive only the amount of reimbursement and only up to $2,500. For example, if a designated research trip costs $1,895, faculty will receive $1,895 in reimbursements as their total award. If travel/supplies amount to more than $2,500, the fellowship will reimburse only up to the $2,500 award amount. 

Faculty choosing the reimbursement payment option must submit a detailed budget and justification along with their application.

Eligibility Requirements

Full-time faculty from all schools and departments are eligible to apply. Applicants must be returning on contract in Fall 2024.

Each faculty member may only apply to and receive one summer grant in 2024 (either SAIFF or SOARS).

Collaborative projects will be accepted. In the case of collaborative projects:

  1. All applicants must be included in the application and meet all other eligibility criteria listed here.
  2. The $2,500 award will be divided evenly among the applicants involved.

All projects must take place in the summer session with all proposed activities completed prior to the start of the Fall 2024 semester. A written report of the faculty member's achievements is submitted to the Office of Research, Scholarship, and Innovation by October 15, 2024.

SAIFF funds may not be used to support work carried out while a faculty member is on sabbatical or on contract for other full-time work and should not be requested for the summer following or preceding a leave.

Application Instructions

Click here to view the application form.

Click here to generate your own copy of the application form.

Proposal Review Criteria

Clarity and creativity of project design — the project (1) has clear and specific goals and outcomes, and (2) is original and/or innovative in its approach to achieving those outcomes.

Impact of project — the project has the potential for impact in the applicant’s field and/or in the community.

Feasibility of project — (1) proposed activities will logically lead to desired outcomes/achievement of goals; (2) the project time frame is realistic; (3) the budget (if applicable) is adequate and expenses are justified; and (4) there is adequate support from collaborative organizations and community partners (if applicable).

Future of project — the proposed project has the potential to significantly advance or establish the applicant’s scholarly or creative agenda, resulting in peer-reviewed publications or presentations, and/or attract future external funding.

Overall quality — the proposal is clear, complete, and convincing.

To Apply

Create a copy of the SAIFF application form. Fill out the form and submit to your Chair or Associate Dean by Friday, March 1, 2024. 

Deadlines and Timeline

Friday, March 1, 2024 – share proposal with Chair/Associate Dean

Friday, March 8, 2024 – Chair/Associate Dean approve and forward to Dean

Friday, March 15, 2024 – Dean approve and forward to Megan Tobin in ORSI

Review committee meets in early April; awards announced by the end of April