Academic Affairs Faculty Development Grants Program- Summer 2015

Applications OPEN until October 17, 2014

 

Academic Affairs announces this year's Faculty 2015 Grants opportunities in areas including Scholarship, Teaching, and Proposal Development (due date October 17th, 2014).

 

Scholarship:  

 Faculty Development Grants (Scholarship) are provided by the Office of Academic Affairs to support research, scholarship, and creative activities. Academic Affairs regards it as important for the wellbeing of the university that these grants be widely distributed across the university’s disciplines, and that their use benefits the reputation of the university as well as the individual scholar or artist. Academic Affairs is additionally interested in recognizing the value of faculty working with colleagues outside of their discipline or college. To encourage that collaborative desire, additional funding is available for interdisciplinary projects. 

 
The grant program will provide support in the amount of $7,500 per funded individual project, or $10,000 each for up to three faculty members working together on selected interdisciplinary projects. Funds can be used to pay a stipend to faculty member(s) or can be used for travel, materials, student assistance, or other expenses related to project activities (see budget form for restrictions). To provide grant recipients with the greatest flexibility to achieve their goals, funds may be used any time from July 1, 2015 through the 2015–2016 academic year. 

   

Teaching: 

 Faculty Development TEACHING Grants are provided by the Office of Academic Affairs to support faculty in developing improved or innovative instructional strategies and/or innovative use of course content for use in current or new courses.  These proposals may focus on technology-based innovations.  They may extend current University or college initiatives, such as the development of web-enhanced courses or the use of learning communities, or examine other methods of strengthening the University’s curricular offerings.    

 

 The Office of Academic Affairs regards it as important for the University that these grants be widely distributed across the University’s disciplines. Preference will be given to proposals that will be implemented during the 2015--2016 academic year.  These grants are competitively awarded to the most meritorious proposals, providing a $7,500 stipend to selected faculty members for their use in the Summer A term.    

Proposal Development:

  

 Faculty Development Grants (Proposal Development) are provided by the Office of Academic Affairs in conjunction with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to support and assist faculty with the development and submission of proposals for major programs of external funding. Academic Affairs is additionally interested in recognizing the value of faculty working with colleagues outside of their discipline or college. To encourage that collaborative desire, additional funding is available for interdisciplinary projects.

Grants will be made to faculty or faculty teams for development of one or more proposals to be submitted to external funding agencies. Grants will provide a $7,500 grant to selected faculty members for individual projects, and $10,000 each for up to three faculty members working together on selected interdisciplinary proposals. Funds can be used to pay a stipend to faculty member(s) or for travel to a meeting specific to the proposal, materials, student assistance, or other expenses related to proposal development (see budget form for restrictions). To provide grant recipients with the greatest flexibility to achieve their goals, funds may be used any time from July 1, 2015 through the 2015–2016 academic year.