Bowman Faculty Grant for Research

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Faculty in the early stages of their career will be accorded preference.

This year four grants are offered to Pitt full-time faculty members who have been teaching for at least one year and one grant to a part-time faculty who have been teaching a minimum of three years at the University to enhance the quality of their teaching or to develop new courses.  

They are funded by an endowment in memory of Dr. John Gabbert Bowman, Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh between 1921 and 1945. Bowman conceived, planned and funded the construction of the Cathedral of Learning. He also established the Nationality Rooms Program in 1926 under the leadership of Ruth Crawford Mitchell.


The grants are offered to University of Pittsburgh faculty members to enhance the quality of their teaching or to develop new courses.


1. Full time recipients must return for at least two terms at the University of Pittsburgh upon completion of the study/research abroad.

2. The proposed research must directly relate to a course that the individual is teaching or preparing to teach.

3. The awards are targeted for proposals of at least three weeks duration between April and August.

4. CV must be included with application.

5. A letter of support from the department chair stating that the course(s) developed with these funds has been approved or that funds will be used for research to enhance current courses being taught.

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Click here for the application.

The deadline is March 16th.

For additional information, call the Nationality Rooms Program at 412.624.6150, or email Cristina Lagnese at