The second strategic direction of Rutgers University-Camden’s Strategic Plan is enhancing high-quality and interdisciplinary graduate and professional programs. To build upon our significant assets, the Graduate School aims to maintain the nationally recognized level of quality in professional programs while launching innovative approaches to curriculum, organization, and delivery of programs (strategic plan 2.2). The Graduate Program Enhancement Grants enable graduate departments or programs to pilot innovative initiatives which include, but are not limited to supporting collaborations with other national or international universities, creative efforts in graduate student recruitment, workforce consultations, and donor outreach. Grants up to $5,000.

Application and Submission:

  • Any graduate department and/or program from Rutgers University – Camden may apply.
  • Applications must include:
  • A final written report summarizing the results of the initiative and itemized expenditures will be due by June 30, 2020.


Applications are due to the Associate Dean for Research by Friday, March 8, 2019 with decision by end of the month. Electronic submissions (Adobe PDF) are required and should be sent to fasresearch@camden.rutgers.edu. Save your file name as Department_ProgramEnhancementGrant.pdf. Please indicate “2019-2020 Grad Program Enhancement Grant” in the subject line of your email.

Evaluation Criteria:

The Research Funding Committee will evaluate and rank all proposals. In selecting proposals to be funded, priority will be given to applications that closely align with Rutgers University – Camden’s Strategic Plan.

For research reimbursement policies and guidelines, please see the Procedures for Requesting Reimbursement.