The Committee on Aid to Faculty Research (CAFR) is a standing committee formed by the President in 1973. CAFR provides funding for research support to members of the Ordinary Faculty. Since its inception almost 40 years ago, the College has awarded in excess of $2.1 million to Providence College faculty. The members of CAFR are charged with reviewing all applications using the procedures, conditions, and criteria published with the grant application. Once the evaluation is completed, the Chair sends the committee's recommendations to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs for his approval. There were 20 proposals totaling $89,604 approved for academic year 2015-2016.