Office of the Provost

Faculty Development Grant ***Fall Deadline is October 1, 2014***

Faculty Development Grant
Application Guidelines

 

General Information

Grant Program
The primary purpose of the Faculty Development Grant is to provide support to LCSC faculty for the development of expertise in instruction, one’s discipline, or to support scholarly/creative activity.

Eligibility

  • All full-time, part-time and adjunct faculty members are eligible to apply. 
  • Teams of two or more may also apply for a single award and are encouraged to do so. 
  • An individual applicant may be a member of more than one team
  • No faculty member shall receive more than one award per academic year
  • No funding for division chairs

Funding  

Funding is awarded for:

  • faculty development activities
  • course development and design 
  • purchase of qualified equipment or materials
  • fees for access to facilities and services for the development of instructional and research materials
  • fees and expenses for registration and travel to qualified faculty development activities

Funding is not awarded for:

  • new computers
  • professional certifications or licensures 
  • memberships 
  • advanced degrees
  • food or beverages
  • per diem expenses

Criteria
Proposals will be evaluated on the potential to positively impact the applicant(s) and on their contribution to the college, division, and the state. 

Priority for awards:

  • Confirmed conference presenter (high priority)
  • Support for research to develop a paper/poster for presentation or publication (high priority)
  • Plan to be a conference presenter, but haven’t received confirmation
  • Plan to attend a conference

Evaluation of Proposals
Faculty Development Grants are awarded through a peer review process. Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Faculty Affairs Committee.

Timelines
Grant monies are allocated each academic year in two cycles: spring and fall. The total amount available for each academic year varies, depending on availability of funds.  No award shall exceed $1,000.  Funds are generally distributed 60% for the spring cycle and 40% for fall cycle. 

  • Spring Cycle:  October 1 grant application deadline.   Covers January 1 - June 30 for travel/research
  • Fall Cycle:  March 1 grant application deadline.  Covers July 1 – December 31 for travel/research

The committee strives to review all applications and allocate the available monies within 30 days following the deadline. There are often delays associated with the approval of travel and expenses at the division level. Please take this into consideration when submitting your application.

Proposal Submission

Application Instructions
Submit a pdf document via LCSC email to the Faculty Affairs Committee Chair on or before the deadline.  Copy the Provost’s Office, provost@lcsc.edu, as well as your Division chair. 

  • Enter in the email Subject heading:  Faculty Development Grant Application, Your Name
  • Enter the File Name for the attachment:  Faculty_Dev_Grant_App_YourName_Cycle-Date  [e.g., Faculty_Dev_Grant_App_JohnSmith_SP15.]

You should receive an acknowledgement email shortly after your application has been received.  If you have not received an email acknowledgement within one week of the application deadline, please contact the Faculty Affairs Committee chair.

Proposal Content
Your document must not exceed two pages and should include:

  1. Contact information. Applicant’s full contact information, including division, campus address, email, and phone number
  2. Begin and end date of project. Indicate the exact period of your proposed project or travel
  3. Contribution to expertise. Describe how this project will make a significant contribution to your professional expertise in instruction, your discipline and/or scholarly activity.
  4. Plan of activities or tasks with timeline.List the activities included in this project and a proposed timeline.
    Please include this information, if applicable:
    - Confirmed conference presenter  (include confirmation letter)
    - Support for research to develop a paper/poster for presentation or publication

- Plan to be a conference presenter, but haven’t received confirmation
- Plan to attend a conference

  1. Required equipment, materials, facilities, and support services.  Describe necessary resources.
  2. Budget.  Include a detailed budget for the proposal, including all costs associated with the project or activity.  Indicate if applicable other sources and amounts of funding received. For example, note division or other grant support for this project.

 

Award Process

Pre-Award
Applicants will be informed of  their application status within 30 days of the grant application deadline.  The Provost’s Office will send an award letter via email to the grant recipients within 30 days of the grant application deadline.  The grant recipient must accept or reject the grant in writing within 7 days.  The grant recipient should also send a copy of their response to the Faculty Affairs Committee chair and their Division chair.


Post-Award

  • Reimbursement.  Expenses will be paid from the grant recipient’s division’s cost center and reimbursed at the end of the project, once the Provost’s Office has received a written report listing all the expenses.  Requisitions, receipts, and other proof of expenses must be attached. 

Final Report.  Once the grant funded activity has been completed, the grant recipient should submit a brief one page report describing how the grant activities were completed.  The report is due to the Provost’s Office and the Faculty Affairs Committee chair within 30 days of the grant funded activity.