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Research and Scholarship Awards (RASA)

Graduate School Faculty Support Awards comprise Research and Scholarship Awards (RASA) and Creative and Performing Arts Awards (CAPAA). The Faculty Support Award Program supports faculty research, scholarship, and creative activity while also enhancing graduate student mentoring. It also encourages fellowship proposal writing, ensures accountability, and increases visibility of faculty achievement. Proposals must directly involve graduate students in the research or the project must benefit graduate students by providing mentorship or financial support. The AY 2019–20 RASA and CAPAA competitions are held in Fall 2018. 

Eligibility: Faculty holding full-time tenured and tenure-track positions at the University of Maryland, College Park are eligible to apply.  Faculty must have the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. The Summer RASA is available to faculty who are on a 9-, 9.5, or 10- month contract. Faculty are eligible for only one CAPAA or RASA in any three-year period. Please consult the Award Guidelines for additional eligibility requirements.

Application Deadline (Semester RASA): Noon, Monday, October 1, 2018.  

Application Deadline (Summer RASA): Noon, Monday, October 8, 2018. 

Applicants and Chairs each must log in to the Fellowship and Award Application Portal to submit the application and letter of evaluation.

RASA Guidelines      (PDF)   

RASA Cover Sheet    (PDF)    (Word)



Semester RASA Recipients  

AY 2018-19 Semester RASA
AY 2017-18 Semester RASA
AY 2016-17 Semester RASA 
AY 2015-16 Semester RASA
AY 2014-15 Semester RASA 
AY 2013-14 Semester RASA

Summer RASA Recipients

2018 Summer RASA 
2017 Summer RASA 
2016 Summer RASA 
2015 Summer RASA
2014 Summer RASA
2013 Summer RASA