Academic Affairs Faculty Development Grants Program- Summer 2014

(Announced September, 2013) CLOSED

 

Academic Affairs announces this year's Faculty 2014 Grants opportunities in areas including Scholarship, Teaching, and Proposal Development (due date October 18th, 2013).

 

Scholarship:

 

Faculty Development Grants (Scholarship) are provided by the Office of Academic Affairs to support research, scholarship, and artistic endeavors at UNF. 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 benefit the reputation of the university as well as the individual scholar or artist. For this year's competition, 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, we have implemented an alternative funding opportunity for interdisciplinary projects.

 

Grants will be competitively awarded to the most meritorious proposals, providing 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 projects. Interdisciplinary scholarship is defined as inter-departmental or inter-collegiate collaborations, with inter-collegiate projects favored over inter-departmental projects. Grant funds are allocated during the summer A term.  Academic Affairs recognizes that not all faculty research can be conducted during the summer months and therefore considers applications for research conducted during the fall term also eligible for support. 

 

 

 

  

Teaching:

 Faculty Development Teaching Grants are provided by the Office of Academic Affairs to support faculty in developing improved or innovative instructional strategies for use in current or new courses.  These proposals may focus on technology-based innovations or other forms of instructional innovation/improvement.  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 2014--2015 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. For this year's competition, 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, we have implemented an alternative funding opportunity for interdisciplinary projects.

 

Grants will be made to faculty or faculty teams for development/preparation of one or more proposals to be submitted to external funding agencies before the end of Summer Term 2015. Grants will be competitively awarded to the most meritorious proposals, providing 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. Interdisciplinary projects are defined as inter-departmental or inter-collegiate collaborations, with inter-collegiate projects favored over inter-departmental projects. Funds can be used to pay a stipend to faculty member(s) or can be used for travel to a meeting specific to the proposal, materials, student assistance, or other expenses related to proposal development.