Academic Affairs Faculty Development Grants Program- 2020
Academic Affairs is assessing the economic feasibility of a faculty call for proposals and may announce some limited funding in the spring of 2021.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA
DEVELOPMENT GRANTS 2021 ON HOLD
Faculty Scholarship Development Grants 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. As the program name suggests, Academic
Affairs regards these grants as seed funding for developing new lines of inquiry, such as for
collecting and analyzing pilot data, writing and publishing preliminary research, experimenting
with new forms of creative expression, and/or preparing proposals for external funding.
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 multidisciplinary projects. Funds can be used to pay summer salary or course
buyouts for 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,
2021 through the 2021-22 academic year.
The Office of Faculty
Enhancement (OFE) invites
faculty to submit applications for the Teaching
Innovation Institute, held in this inaugural year in the Summer of 2021. The goal of the
institute is to support faculty in redesigning an existing course or in
developing a new course or in developing and implementing innovative
instructional strategies. Special consideration will be given to faculty
who are redesigning large enrollment courses and gateway courses where achieving
student success is challenging. Department team proposals will be given special
consideration to focus activities and resources on important gateway courses in
their curriculum. Preference will be given to proposals that will be
implemented during the 2020-21 academic year.
Participation in the
Teaching Innovation Institute includes a $3,000
stipend to be distributed across Summer terms. Faculty who participate in
the Summer Teaching Innovation Institute will be eligible to participate in
additional faculty development initiatives in the upcoming academic year for
up to an additional $500