Provost's Fund: Research & Creative Activity Support

The Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Research has established the Research & Creative Activity Support Fund for faculty in Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science disciplines to engage in scholarly research and creative activities. 
Note: This fund replaces the Arts/Humanities and Summer Stipend Awards.  


Scholarly & Creative Activity for the Arts, Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences Awardees


Scope and Funding

  • Maximum award: $7,500. (Note: this is an increase from $3,000 and $6,000 previously available through the Arts/Humanities and Summer Stipend Awards.)  
  • All expenses must follow university guidelines.  
  • Graduate student support is not allowed.  
  • Funds cannot be used as matching funds for externally funded projects. 
  • Multi-year projects are not eligible. 


Faculty whose discipline falls within the definitions of arts or humanities are eligible to apply. This includes faculty in the following colleges: 

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Human Sciences & Education
  • Law
  • Mass Communication
  • Music & Dramatic Arts
  • Textiles, Apparel Design & Merchandising

Faculty who hold a current LSU Faculty Research Grant or who hold endowed professorships are not eligible to apply.


  • Fall Awards     Apply by October 15
  • Spring Awards   Apply by December 15 

Applications & Guidelines

Applications should be submitted through the LSU Internal Grants & Competition Portal.