The purpose of this funding is to support the scholarship and professional development of faculty, as well as support academic endeavors (pedagogy). The committee awards three (3) types of grants as follows:

Mini-Grants

  • Primary Goal: Professional Development
    Mini-Grants are cash awards given to faculty who have plans for projects that will improve their scholarship and/or enable them to gain knowledge or skills beyond the normal growth expected of faculty in order to improve teaching and support the college's core values.
  • Funding: $2,000–$2,500 per academic year.
    The Mini-Grant should be used to support those projects that are beyond the scope of a department's budget and are too small for external funding.
  • Eligibility: Full-time faculty

PIO-Grants (Professional Improvement Opportunity)

  • Primary Goal: Summer project to support Professional Development or Pedagogy Support
  • Funding: Up to $2,500 (per proposal participant) to be divided between a stipend and expenses. The entire $2,500 may be used for expenses without taking a stipend if the applicant so desires. However, the maximum stipend allowed will be $2,000.
  • Eligibility: Full-time faculty

Mentor Grants

  • Primary Goal: Accompany students to support academic endeavors
    Mentor Grants provide funds to help faculty members accompany students to conferences or competitions where the faculty member is not usually a direct participant in the conference.
  • Funding: $1,500 per event.
    Mentor Grants will reimburse the faculty member's travel, conference fees, and hotel expenses within certain limits.
  • Eligibility: All faculty

 

Deadlines and Links

See Application Deadlines of Faculty Development Committee Home page

Mini-Grants

PIO-Grants (Professional Improvement Opportunity)

Mentor Grants