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University-Wide Funding Sources

Educational Leave
A program that provides for educational leaves (sabbaticals) for faculty professional development. Leaves may be for a semester or full year. Leaves may be undertaken for enhancement of: classroom teaching, academic service to students, and/or research/service/scholarly artistic activity.

Faculty Development Awards
Awards of $3000 (salary, purchase, or reimbursement) each will allow faculty members to upgrade skills in the discipline, to develop innovative teaching strategies, to devise new courses/significantly revise existing ones, to plan curriculum changes, or to pursue other creative projects that impact the instructional process. The award may be used to cover travel reimbursement.

Faculty Research Grants
These are small grants that provide funds for supplies, travel, student assistance, and other items essential to the proposed research.

Faculty Service Grants
The purpose of these grants is to enable faculty to participate in service to the community and to professional and honor societies. Purchases of equipment and travel may be used to support the faculty member.

Grants for Development and Instruction
These grants are available for faculty members to pursue projects that will have direct impact upon classroom instruction. Supplies, equipment, travel related to the project, or personal services to develop innovative teaching strategies or improve existing methodology may be funded.

Grants for Professional Travel
These funds are available to support professional travel for conference and professional meetings directly related to updating knowledge of the discipline that will impact the faculty member’s professional development as a teacher-scholar.

Last updated: 9/16/2016