Rutgers offers a variety of services to support faculty efforts to obtain external funding for their research.  Internal funding is also available.

External Funding and Proposal Development

A variety of supports are available to assist you with finding appropriate external funding opportunities and developing a proposal.

Pilot Data and Small Projects

Support from Rutgers can be used to collect pilot data or support small projects.

Nuts & Bolts

Grant nuts & bolts

  • RAPSS is the Rutgers tracking system for research funding applications 

Human Subjects Research

Sabbaticals to Support Research:

  • Eligibility for sabbaticals is discussed in the full-time faculty contract: AAUP-AFT Agreement 2018-2022_Final.pdf (
  • Information regarding the sabbatical leave program and application information can be found here: SabbaticalLeaveProgram21-22.pdf (

Yearly Research Awards

Interested in recognizing excellence in research? The campus and university offer several award possibilities near the end of each academic year: