Office of the Provost

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS APPLICATION GUIDELINES

  October 1, 2018 grant application deadline for activity to be completed by June 30, 2019

Faculty Development Grant Programs

Faculty Development Grant

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.  Use the HERC Faculty Research Grant application below for research-focused requests.

Higher Education Research Council (HERC) Faculty Research Grant - Fall 2018 only

For professional development requests related to a research project (conducting a research project, paying for assistance with a research project, presenting research findings), complete the  HERC Faculty Research Grant application instead of the traditional Faculty Development Grant application for AY 2018-2019.

Funds are available to support faculty in conducting small, short-term research projects; funds may be leveraged to pursue larger grants.  This application process was previously managed by the Office of Grants and Contracts and was titled, Internal Research Awards or HERC Grants.  See the office of Grants and Contracts web page for information on the Grant Incentive programProjects need to be completed by June 30, 2019, with a final project and budget report due to the Office of the Provost by August 1, 2019.

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
  • degrees, certification or licensure 
  • memberships 
  • food or beverages/per diem expenses
  • Student travel and 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 - grant application deadline.   Activity to be completed by June.
  • Fall Cycle:  March - grant application deadline.  Activity to be completed by December.

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 the response to their Division Chair.

Post-Award

Reimbursement

All expenses will be incurred by the Division.  Once the project is completed and the final report has been turned into the Provost's Office, the Division will request the lump sum reimbursement from the Provost's Office.  

Questions regarding the Faculty Development Grant awards and the completion of the above referenced forms for approval and payment of Faculty Development Grants should be directed to the Provost’s Office by calling 792-2213 or emailing provost@lcsc.edu. 

Center for Teaching and Learning Support  Awardees will be contacted by the Center for Teaching and Learning. Awardees will be encouraged to use the resources of the CTL in preparing and planning their project. Following the completion of the project, awardees will be invited by the CTL 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 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