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Internal Funding Opportunities

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Internal BC funding opportunities are available to all tenure-track faculty members.


Research Incentive Grants (RIG)

  • RIG are worth up to a total of $15,000, including one month's summer salary.
  • Every year at least 15 RIGs are awarded on a competitive basis.
  • All regular, full-time, tenure-track faculty members are eligible to apply for these grants.

Research Expense Grants (REG)

  • REG help to finance the smaller expenses of doing research.
  • All Boston College tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply for these grants
  • These expenses include, but are not limited to, payment for a library card, travel to libraries, library computer services, photocopying at libraries or of journal articles requested through inter-library loan, and payment to student assistants.
  • The typical award will be for several hundred dollars or less. The maximum for a single research expense grant is $2,000.
  • Funds are not granted retroactively.
  • Application deadlines are in April for Summer/Fall awards, and in October for Winter/Spring awards.

Additional information on other internal grants can be found in the Boston College Faculty Handbook.