Faculty Research Funds

Faculty are granted a variety of funds to support their research in addition to any sponsored funds they may be awarded. Examples below.

Faculty Research Budgets

The dean and department chair establish Faculty Research Budgets(FRB) for individual faculty on a case by case basis. They can be a fixed annual allocation or a one-time amount.

Faculty research budgets are established for the purpose of assisting faculty in their scholarly pursuits. As with all university funds, these budgets are only to be used for activities related to the university’s mission of education, research, and public service. Faculty research budgets may not be used for expenses that are personal in nature or do not have a clear business purpose.

Faculty Start-Up Budgets

The dean and department chair establish these accounts for individual faculty research needs. The amount of the start-up budget is referenced in the faculty offer of appointment letter. The faculty start-up budget is a one-time amount alotted to the new faculty member for purchase of computer and other items to help the faculty member to establish his/her office.

Cost-Share Budgets

Non-Reimbursable Costs

To learn which expenses are not allowed to be reimbursed, see non-reimbursable business expenses.

Items Purchased with University Funds

Items purchased with university funds are the property of the university. Read the related policy. A departing faculty member who has purchased items with University funds can purchase these items, if they wish. The cost to purchase is determined by a depreciation formula. To determine the cost of the item, please contact the KSAS Business Office.