Internal Grants: Faculty Improvement Grants
Sponsored Programs facilitates the application and award processes for internal Faculty Improvement Grants, including:
Note: The new research application combines the long-term and research grant applications into one and defines research broadly. (Faculty Senate minutes from 9/20/11)
Round 2: March 22, 2013 by 4:30 p.m. (extended March 15 deadline due to spring break)
Short-term grants are generally spent during the current fiscal year which ends June 30. In the spring application round, you may apply for workshops scheduled in spring, summer or early fall. An extension must be requested in order to spend beyond this date; contact Sponsored Programs after the award date for more information.
Short-term grant awards support the following expenses related to non-credit workshops or training programs 1 to 14 days in length.
- Registration fees
- Per Diem
Short-term grant awards do not support attendance at annual meetings or professional conferences. The Faculty Association requires that expenses be documented in all grant applications: include quotes from travel agents and program brochures stating all costs.
Maximum amount awardable is $3,000 per application. To apply:
- Download the short-term grant guidelines, cover page/narrative and expense summary/evaluation form.
Guidelines (read first) - Cover Page and Narrative - Expense Summary and Evaluation Form
Final Report: Please prepare and submit a final report to the Office of Sponsored Programs within two months of completing your short-term grant.
For more information, please contact a member of the Professional Development Committee (Committees - Standing Committees).
Round 2: January 25, 2013 by 4:30 p.m.
NOTE: Applicant Criteria states "No more than one application per individual can be submitted or funded during any application round." Standard practice has been only one round of applications per year. The intent of the committee was that an individual could be funded only one time per fiscal year. (Approved by Faculty Senate November 20, 2012)
Research grants are generally spent during the current fiscal year which ends June 30..
A faculty research grant funds scholarly activity greater than 14 days in length.
- Research is broadly defined as creative achievement and/or the scholarly pursuit of knowledge using recognized procedures in the applicant's discipline/area of study.
- Funds available under this proposal are to be utilized for the execution of well-conceived scholarly plans, not for the development of a well-conceived scholarly plan.
Maximum amount awardable is $10,000 per application. To apply:
- Download the Research application guidelines (Read first), Research Application Check-list, Research Grant application, Research Budget Summary Sheet, Research Grant Sign Off Sheet
Final Report: Please prepare and submit a final report to the Office of Sponsored Programs within 30 days of completing your research grant. A copy of the report will be send to the Chair of the Faculty Research Grants Committee.
For more information, please contact a member of the Faculty Research Grants Committee (Committees - Standing Committees).