Institute for Research & Scholarship

Policy for Submission of Butler Awards Proposals

In the interest of expediting the internal grant approval process, saving time and paper, ALL internal grant applications must be submitted to the BIRS office electronically.

  • 1. The application is filled out and taken to the department or program chair and dean for signatures.

    2. Once the application has been signed by the dean it should be scanned and sent by email as a pdf to the BIRS office ( for electronic distribution to the appropriate committee. 

    3. Use the form that is currently on the website. Proposals submitted on outdated forms will be deemed non-compliant and will not be forwarded to the BAC committee. 

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca DeGrazia, Program Assistant, Institute for Research and Scholarship, 940-8558,; or Larry Lad, Associate Professor and BAC Chair, 940-9530,