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FDR Deadlines and Information


Fall: October 6, 2017, 1:00 pm

Spring: February 16, 2018, 1:00 pm

Mini Grants for Summer Projects:

  • April 6, 2018, 1:00 pm
  • April 30, 2018, 1:00 pm


FDR 2017-2018 Guidelines
FDR Budget Template

Sarah Weber, Assistant Director
Sponsored Projects and Research (570) 422-7908

FDR Committee Members

Program Overview

The Faculty Development and Research (FDR) grants program, is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and managed by the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research. The FDR Committee is made up of faculty representing all the university colleges and they are responsible for reviewing applications and making decisions of grant awards.

ESU faculty can apply to four categories: the Mini Grant, Course Release Grant, Major Leveraging Grant, or Interdisciplinary Incentive Grant.

The FDR grant program provides funding to ESU faculty members to further their professional development. The FDR program's focus is on emphasizing the inclusion of undergraduate researchers as well as leveraging external grants and interdisciplinary research.

All grant proposals must be submitted online via the University's grant application software: ESU eGRANTS. Register yourself in the portal today.

Review the 2017-2018 FDR Guidelines for application and submission instructions.