If funded, fellows will receive
(1) the equivalent of one academic year’s salary
(2) two summers of additional support, each at the equivalent two-ninths of the previous academic year salary
(3) tuition or course fees or equivalent direct costs associated with the fellows’ training programs
To permit flexibility in meeting individual scholars’ needs, these funds may be expended over a period not to exceed three full academic years following the date of the award. The award normally can be delayed for a maximum of one year, if circumstances require it. The Foundation also expects the fellow’s home institution to use budgetary relief resulting from the award for academic purposes, preferably in the fellow’s department.
The budget should include items for salary and standard fringe benefits (including yearly increases), projected training costs, and project-related travel. The budget may include funds to cover expenses related to attending vital professional meetings. In addition, lodging related to research and training activities can be covered for stays of no longer than a semester. Requests for housing supplements may be included in the proposed budget for longer periods when the projected cost of living in the city where study is to be pursued exceeds substantially the costs incurred when the fellow is working at the home institution.
No overhead or indirect costs are permitted, and no funding for staging conferences, symposia, seminars, or events related to the project is allowed. The Foundation assumes the needs for equipment or research assistants will be met by the fellow’s home institution.
Final budgets commonly range from $175,000 to $250,000; the maximum is $300,000. The term of the grant should cover a minimum of two years.
Note that the COVID-19 $15,000 research supplement is separate and additional to this budget.