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Carol Lavin Bernick Faculty Grants

In February 2016, the Carol Lavin Bernick Family Foundation, whose generous support of Tulane University built the iconic and award-winning Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life, pledged $5 million to support Tulane’s faculty.

The gift provides $1 million annually over five years for department and faculty needs in research, recruitment, development, continuing education and student engagement with grants to individual full-time faculty members up to $15,000 per year.

Faculty members can apply for any of the following grants: 360 Degree Courses, Course/Teaching Grants, Interdisciplinary Faculty Workgroups, Research Bridge Grants, Research Conference Travel, Research Support, and Other. 

Applications are open on a yearly basis and found on the Criteria and Instructions page.

Summary of Awards

Academic Year Total Applications
Total Dollars
Total Grants
Total Dollars
(Round 1)
202 $2,258,159 91 $685,858
(Round 2)
94 $1,099,367 34 $272,700
2017-2018 160 $1,587,852 120 $977,869
2018-2019 166 $1,874,813 119 $994,487
2019-2020 156 $1,496,063 136 $1,034,561
Total 778 $8,316,254 500 $3,965,457
Contact Us

Any questions regarding the Carol Lavin Bernick Grant can be directed to the Office of Academic Affairs at

Carol Lavin Bernick (Photo by Jessica Bachmann)