Retired Faculty and Staff Grants
GUARFS now administers two types of grants for retirees!
Retired Faculty and Staff Grants for:
- Personal Development for Community Service
The Georgetown University ethos favors continued growth and development for all retirees At retirement, each of us is encouraged to use the talents and knowledge that we have created over a working lifetime in the service of others.Georgetown University Mission Statement
Personal Development for Community Service Grants
It is in this spirit that the Georgetown University Association of Retired Faculty and Staff (GUARFS) announces a new grants program for its members: Grants for Personal Development for Community Service. GUARFS will award up to three $500 grants for the 2023-24 academic year to its members to support their individual growth and development in activities for the good of the community. The new grants program is in addition to the existing and ongoing research grants program.
The dual purposes of the grants are to:
- Assist retired Georgetown faculty and staff to contribute to the welfare of the community, locally or globally, and to serve the public interest.
- Enable the grant recipient to further his or her own personal growth and development in the course of meeting the community welfare purpose.
Applications are evaluated by the GUARFS Grants Committee and approved by the GUARFS Executive Committee. Applications are due April 1 using the form available here.
Funded by the Office of the Provost, the Georgetown University Association of Retired Faculty and Staff (GUARFS) awards up to seven $700 grants each year to retired faculty and staff who are active members of GUARFS. The purpose of the grants is to facilitate the continuing intellectual interests and research activities of retired Georgetown faculty and staff and to contribute to the creation of knowledge that is of value to society. Applications are evaluated by the GUARFS Grants Committee and approved by the GUARFS Executive Committee.
Applications for 2023 are now closed. Check back next year for a new round of applications.