Faculty Development Programs and Grants
John A. Delaney Presidential Professor
Purpose: To recognize and facilitate the scholarly productivity of distinguished faculty
Selection Criteria -- Faculty members eligible for such appointment:
1. must hold tenure at the rank of full Professor at the University of North Florida.
2. must have a strong record of significant scholarly accomplishment in the form of publications, grants, collaborations, or any discipline-specific index of achievement.
3. have never held a Presidential Professorship at the University of North Florida.
Faculty Development Grants Program
Terry Presidential Professor applications - due February 1, 2013 - CLOSED
Academic Affairs announces this year's 2018 Development Grant opportunities in areas including Scholarship (deadline 10/20/17) and Teaching (deadline TBD)
Go to Faculty Grants program for more information.
Faculty Sabbatical and Leave Program - 2018-19 Deadline 10/27/2017
Full-time tenured faculty members who will have completed at least six (6) years of continuous full-time service with the University by the end of the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply. Faculty shall not normally be eligible to be awarded a second sabbatical until six years of continuous service are completed following the previous leave.
For complete eligibility guidelines, please refer to the BOT-UFF Collective Bargaining Agreement, Article 24.
Sabbatical Procedures, for Fall 2018-19 award
Sabbatical Application, for Fall 2018-19 award
Faculty Scholarship Release Program
The Division of Academic Affairs provides faculty members with course releases to further the faculty members´ research, scholarship, and/or creative activity. These releases are intended to recognize future promise.
Scholarship Release Program for Tenured and Tenure-Earning Faculty - Policy
Professional Development Leave Program - 2018-19 Deadline 10/27/2017
Non-tenure earning faculty members are eligible to be considered as a candidate to receive a one-semester full-pay Professional Development Leave (PDL). Full-time tenured faculty members who will have completed at least six (6) years of continuous full-time service with the University by the end of the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply. Faculty shall not normally be eligible to be awarded a second professional development leave until six years of continuous service are completed following the previous leave.
Professional Development Leave Application
Foundation Board Initiatives - 2017-18
Process and Timeline
Foundation Board Faculty Grants 2017-18
Process and Timeline
The University of North Florida Foundation
will be able to award $75,000 to faculty and will select proposals for funding in fiscal year 2017. This is a 50% increase from last fiscal
year’s funding amount.
At least one of the proposals
selected for funding will support research work. The UNF Foundation Board
welcomes proposals from all UNF teaching faculty (tenured or tenure-earning
faculty or instructors). To initially request funding, a letter of
interest must be submitted to the faculty member’s respective dean by November 2, 2017. Details and the complete timeline can be found below and
are also listed on this webpage:
Successful proposals will describe
research or special projects that will accomplish one or more of the following
An academic and/or research project that
might lead to a significant advancement in its field, merit publication or
production and enhance the quality of learning and the reputation of the
University of North Florida.
A unique transformational learning
opportunity that advances the
strategic priorities of the faculty
The positive impact of the project on
the communities of Northeast
The efficient use of funds and return on
investment projected, and
a high level of involvement of UNF
September 28, 2017 – Open House at 1:00 p.m. in the Student Union. Faculty are invited to meet a group of Foundation Board Grants Committee members to discuss the proposal process.
November 2, 2017 – deadline for submission of one-page Letter of Interest Application to the submitting faculty's respective dean’s office. The letter should contain the following elements:
1. Name of Project and Brief Statement of Need/Purpose
2. Brief Description of Proposed Activities
3. Brief Description of Measurement of Success
4. Partner Organizations (if applicable)
5. How Project Fits into Department and College Strategic Plan
6. Total Amount of Funding Requested
7. Department Chair’s Signature
December 5, 2017 – The Committee will meet with deans to discuss the Letter of Interest Applications.
January 18, 2018 – The Committee will notify selected faculty chosen to advance in the grant process.
February 23, 2018 – deadline for submission of full proposals to faculty's respective dean’s office. In addition, full proposals should be emailed to Kelly Gates, Dir. of Donor Engagement and Stewardship, at Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 13, 2018 – The Committee will hear presentations from faculty finalists. Visuals and power points may be utilized. The full UNF Foundation Board will vote to approve the Committee’s recommendations for Board Initiative funding.
July-August, 2018 – funding will be disbursed into accounts and faculty will launch their projects during the new academic year.
Previously funded projects: http://www.unf.edu/uploadedFiles/ia/foundation/Previously%20Funded%20Projects.pdf