Conducting and disseminating research is a central responsibility of tenure-eligible and tenured faculty in A&S. We support innovative and impactful research across the curriculum, including research with students.
Funding for Research
If you are a new faculty member, you may have access to start-up funds to support research-related expenses. Your department or program may also have dedicated funding for which you can apply. In addition, there are a number of other sources on campus to support faculty research:
Scheduled Semester Research Leave (SSRL)
Research-active tenured faculty are entitled to a Scheduled Semester Research Leave every seventh year, starting the first year after tenure is awarded. Departments and programs each have their own criteria for determining eligibility for an SSRL.
Research in D.C.
The W&M Washington Center has a list of library resources in the D.C. area that are accessible to W&M Faculty.