Council on Research Summer Stipend Program

The Council on Research (CoR) Summer Stipend Program provides financial support to early career researchers at the rank of assistant professor seeking to contribute to scholarly knowledge in their discipline.   Each proposal is evaluated for the impact the project will have on the indicated discipline, broader impacts, opportunities for future funding, and the general impact on the researcher’s career. The CoR Summer Stipend Program enables pre- tenure faculty recipients to spend a portion of the summer term in research activity without the disruption of other employment obligations.  The research activity should be carried out at the location most appropriate and need not be restricted to the campus.

Scope and Funding 

A $5,000 research stipend is provided as a one-month summer appointment for the month of July in the year of award.  Faculty who receive a Summer Stipend award are not eligible to teach during any summer sessions, so that their research time can focus entirely on their funded project. At the end of the summer research, awardees are expected to file a final report which describes their activities, accomplishments and any research products that may have been completed.


Application to the CoR Summer Stipend Program is limited to LSU faculty who hold the rank of Assistant Professor. Eligible faculty may apply for this award up to three times until they either (a) receive an award, or (b) are no longer at the rank of Assistant Professor.

How to apply

Use LSU Grants Application Portal to apply for internal grants and limited submission competitions