Office of the Provost

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES

FALL CYCLE IS CLOSED:  October 1, 2015 grant application deadline for activity to be completed by June 30, 2016.

Faculty 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:

  • Support for presenting at a conference (high priority)
  • Support for activity that may lead to a paper/poster for presentation or publication (high priority)
  • Support for attending conference or professional development activity

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.   Activity to be completed by June 30, 2016.
  • Fall Cycle:  March 1, 2016 grant application deadline.  Activity to be completed by December 31, 2016.

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

1. Download the FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANT APPLICATION

2. Complete the application in Microsoft Word.

3. Save the document as a pdf document and send via LCSC email to the Provost’s Office at provost@lcsc.edu using the following guidelines :

  • Save as a pdf document.
  • Name the document:  Faculty_Dev_Grant_App_YourName_Cycle-Date  [e.g., Faculty_Dev_Grant_App_JohnSmith_SP15.]
  • Enter in the email Subject heading:  Faculty Development Grant Application, Your Name

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 Office of the Provost.

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. 

Teaching-Learning Center Support  Awardees will be contacted by the Teaching-Learning Center. Awardees will be encouraged to use the resources of the TLC in preparing and planning their project. Following the completion of the project, awardees will be invited by the TLC to engage in a roundtable discussion about their recent activity with other awardees and members of the academic community.

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.  

Please contact Office of the Provost for additional information at provost@lcsc.edu or 208.792.2213