October 1, 2018 grant application deadline for activity to be completed by June 30, 2019
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 program. Projects 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.
Funding is awarded for:
Funding is not awarded for:
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:
Faculty Development Grants are awarded through a peer review process. Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Faculty Affairs Committee.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com using the following guidelines :
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.
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.
1. Division administrative staff will receive a listing of faculty development grant recipients, their applicable award amounts and the budget number to use from the Office of the Provost.
2. Recipients will access fund through Travel Authorization Request and Travel Expense Claim forms.
Complete the Travel Authorization Request and Travel Expense Claim forms by normal process with the following modifications:
Please send both Travel Authorization Request and Travel Expense Claim forms to the Provost Office for verification.
a. Travel Authorization Request Form
i. Enter “Faculty Development Grant” as first statement in Comments (block 2) field.
ii. Under Cost Center (block 5) note the faculty development account number and the estimated amount of the award in the first row of boxes.
iii. Reference the non-award expenses by including the units account number and expense amount in the boxes below the grant information or the second row of boxes under Cost Center.
b. Travel Expense Claim form
i. Under Cost Center (block 5) enter the faculty development account number and the actual award expenses incurred up to the awarded total in the first row of boxes.
ii. Enter in the second row of boxes under Cost Center the unit budget number and any non-faculty development grant award expenses.
iii. If p-card charges are used, please identify these charges in the comments field.
iii. Under Trip Purpose, Destination, Inclusive Dates, Comments (block 2) provided the details of other allowable travel charges in Comments (e.g. parking).
Any miscellaneous charges not appropriate for a travel form are to be detailed and reimbursed by use of a requisition.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 208.792.2213