Faculty Development Programs and Grants
Presidential Faculty Leader Award- Nominations due September 17, 2018
Purpose of the Awards
The Presidential Faculty Leader Award is an annual award which reflects UNF's efforts to recognize and advance faculty leadership in excellence across the University. These awards are distinguishable from Faculty Association awards which recognize distinction in individual categories. Recipients of the Presidential Faculty Leader Award exhibit extraordinary effort, skill and leadership in teaching and at least one other area of faculty responsibility and are model faculty who promote student success and create an environment of open, collaborative, and respectful inquiry that is vital for our programs.
Award Description, Eligibility, and Process
Award Nomination Form
John A. Delaney Presidential Professor
Application - CLOSED
Purpose: To recognize and facilitate the scholarly productivity of distinguished faculty
Selection Criteria -- Faculty members eligible for such appointment:
- must hold tenure at the rank of full Professor at the University of North Florida.
- must have a strong record of significant scholarly accomplishment in the form of publications, grants, collaborations, or any discipline-specific index of achievement.
- have never held a Presidential Professorship at the University of North Florida.
Faculty Development Grants Program
Terry Presidential Professor applications - due February - CLOSED
Faculty Sabbatical and Leave Program - 2019-20 Deadline 10/26/18
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 2018-19 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.
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 - 2019-20 Deadline 10/26/18
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 2018-19 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
UNF Foundation Board Initiatives Faculty Grants 2018 - 2019
The UNF Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt entity that provides financial support and counsel to the University and enables it to achieve critical elements of its mission. As such, each year the UNF Foundation Board designates a portion of their budget to fund the Faculty Grants Initiative. This year the Foundation Board will be able to award $75,000 to faculty projects. The Foundation Board welcomes proposals from all UNF teaching faculty (tenured or tenure-earning faculty, lecturers, or instructors). To apply for grant funding, see the criteria and application timeline below.
For questions about the Faculty Board Initiatives, contact the office of Donor Engagement and Stewardship at (904) 620-2104.
Successful proposals will describe an academic, research or special project that will enhance the quality of learning and the reputation of the University of North Florida and that will accomplish one or more of the following goals:
- lead to a significant advancement in its field,
- provide a unique transformational learning opportunity,
- merit publication or production,
- advances the strategic priorities of the faculty member's department,
- significantly involve UNF students, and
- positively impact the communities of Northeast Florida.
All projects should efficiently use the funds awarded and provide a meaningful return on investment.
Letter of Interest Application
2018 - 2019 Timeline
- September 27, 2018 - 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 1, 2018 - deadline for submission of one-page Letter of Interest Application to the submitting faculty's respective dean's office.
- December 6, 2018 - The Committee will meet with deans to discuss the Letter of Interest Applications.
- January 17, 2019 - The Committee will meet to select faculty to advance in the grant process. Faculty will be notified shortly after.
- February 21, 2019 - 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.email@example.com.
- March 6, 2019 - 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, 2019 - funding will be disbursed into accounts and faculty will launch their projects during the new academic year.
- Previously funded projects