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Grants

grants available to lynch school faculty

Teaching, Advising and Mentoring Expense Grant (TAME)

This program is limited to funding of up to $2,000 and is similar to the Research Expense Grant Program. TAME funds may be used for almost any expense related to the improvement of teaching, advising or mentoring of BC students. For instance, funds may be used for supplies or equipment not covered by departmental budgets or faculty development at teaching oriented workshops. These funds may not be used to attend research-oriented conferences; however, funds may be used to attend a teaching oriented workshop at a research conference.

Applications for the TAME program will be reviewed twice during the academic year, once each semester.


Teaching, Advising and Mentoring Grant (TAM)

At least ten Teaching, Advising and Mentoring Grants, each worth up to $15,000, are available annually on a competitive basis. The project must be initiated during the summer months, but the project period may continue through the following academic year. TAM Grants support teaching or advising projects carried out directly by the faculty applicant. Joint applications from more than one faculty member are also encouraged. Except for rare circumstances, TAM grants will not be awarded to a faculty member more than once in three years.

Research Incentive Grant (RIG)

At least 16 Research Incentive Grants, each worth up to a total of $15,000, including one month's summer salary, are available annually on a competitive basis, with approximately nine intended primarily for untenured junior faculty to assist them in establishing their research program. At least one RIG has been designated to support research consistent with the University's commitment to the service of faith and the promotion of justice. The research project must be initiated during the summer months but the project period may continue through the following academic year. The RIG program is designed to support research carried out directly by the faculty applicant. With rare exceptions, a RIG will not be awarded to the same faculty member more than once in three years.

Research Expense Grant (REG)

Research Expense Grants are designed to help facilitate the conduct of faculty research. By their nature and size they help to defray the smaller expenses of doing scholarly research. Some examples of such expenses include, but are not limited to, payment for: library cards, travel to libraries, photocopying at libraries, help from a student research assistant, assistance in data collection and coding, reproducing and administering questionnaires, and purchase of expendable laboratory materials.


Academic Technology Innovation Grants (ATIG)

ATIGs aim to encourage the innovative use of technology in teaching and research .  Projects that are self-sustaining or which will impact a large number of Boston College faculty and/or students are encouraged. There is neither a minimum ATIG amount nor a set number of grants awarded. 

Exploratory Technology Grant (ETG)

All full-time faculty members are invited to apply for an ETG. The maximum amount for an ETG is $3000. During the summer, up to $1000 may be used for a faculty stipend for work directly related to the project. This grant will not cover technology or equipment that would normally be expensed by an individual or department. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and award notifications will be made within 30 days. The project must be completed within four months, after which any unused funds will expire.