The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences provides the following funds for research and teaching:


College High Impact Research Proposal (CHIRP)
  • CHIRP was established to fund research projects that have the potential for high impact. Since the ongoing viability of CHIRP relies on royalty income, about half of CHIRP funds will go to projects that have significant royalty potential- at least 10 times the amount of the CHIRP grant.
  • $10,000 to $40,000 range
  • Awarded annually, however, exceptional CHIRP proposals will also be considered at any time throughout the year
  • Before going to the effort of writing a CHIRP proposal, you are welcome to discuss your proposal idea with Associate Dean Bryan Morse.
  • Submission deadline: March 14, 2020. Email one copy to your Department Chair, and one to Bryan Morse (
High-Impact Teaching Stipends (HITS)
  • Awarded annually
  • Targets courses and novel teaching techniques, technologies, and ideas not covered by current university GE or other similar grants