Start-Up Funds

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Start-up funds are intended to assist new tenure stream faculty to establish competitive research programs.


Start-up funds may be directed toward the following areas:

  • Research infrastructure, research equipment acquisition, research equipment operation and maintenance
  • Support for research personnel, including undergraduate or graduate student stipends, postdoctoral fellowships, research assistants or associates, and clerical costs related to research
  • Professional/technical research service fees
  • Research materials, supplies, and other expendables
  • Travel for research conferences/workshops
  • Travel to conduct research
  • Research dissemination costs, including research publication charges


New faculty members are asked to propose a spending plan for their start-up funds. Progress will be reported to unit heads on an annual basis.


To begin planning start-up funds, please contact your department chair.