Seaver Research Council

About Membership and Funding

The Seaver Research Council is an entity supporting the scholarly and research interests of Seaver's faculty. The membership of the Seaver Research Council includes one faculty member from each division. Funds for this Council will be derived in part from indirect costs generated from externally funded grant proposals and from funds designated for the Council from within the University. Faculty are encouraged to apply for a Seaver Research Council Grant to request financial support related to scholarly activities including travel expenses, costs related to publications and stipends for undergraduate research students.


Proposals that describe projects that are collaborative/interdisciplinary in nature are encouraged. Tenure or tenure-track faculty are encouraged to use the Council support as "seed" money where supported work could potentially provide the framework for a grant proposal to an external agency. Seaver Research Council Grants typically range from $1,000 to $4,500.


Details of the application process can be found here. The deadline for submitting proposals is January 25, 2019. Proposals should be submitted via email to Jennifer Bases in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Decisions on awards will be made and notification letters sent by the end of March. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Katy at extension 6084. 

Seaver Research Council Members (2018-2019):

  • Jooho Lee, Business Administration Division
  • Christina Littlefield, Communication Division
  • Kristen Chiem, Fine Arts Division
  • Constance Fulmer, Humanities and Teacher Education Division
  • David Dowdey, International Studies and Languages Division
  • Stephen Davis, Natural Science Division
  • Ron Highfield, Religion and Philosophy Division
  • Robert Sexton, Social Science Division