Office of the Provost

Faculty Development Grant ***Spring Deadline is March 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.

Funding. Funding under this grant program may be used 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, and fees and expenses for registration and travel to qualified faculty development activities. 

Note: Funding is not awarded for new computers, professional certifications or licensures, memberships, advanced degrees, or food/beverages.

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, relative to their cost.

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

Timelines. Grant monies are allocated each academic year in two cycles: fall and spring. The total amount available for each academic year varies, depending on availability of funds.

  • Fall cycle: October 1
  • Spring cycle: March 1

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 as an email ( account) attachment to the Faculty Development Committee Chair on or before the deadline. Copy the Provost’s Office ( as well as your Division Chair. You should receive an acknowledgment email shortly after your application has been received. If you have not received an email within one week of the application deadline please contact the Chair of the Faculty Development Committee.

  • Email subject line: Faculty Development Grant Application: YourName
  • File name: Faculty_Dev_Grant_App_YourName_Cycledate [e.g., Faculty_Dev_Grant_App_Smith_SP14]

 Proposal Content. Your document must not exceed two (2) pages and should include:

  • Contactinformation. Applicant's full contact information (for all applicants), including division, campus address, email, and phone number
  • Beginandenddateofproject. Indicate the exact period of your proposed project or travel
  • Abstract. Briefly describe the nature of your request
  • Contributiontoexpertise. Describe how this project will make a significant contribution to your professional expertise in instruction, your discipline and/or scholarly activity.
  • Planofactivitiesortaskswithtimeline. List the activities included in this project and a proposed timeline
  • Requiredequipment,materials,facilities,andsupportservices. Describe necessary resources
  • Budget. Include a detailed budget for your 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. An email award letter will be sent to the applicant from the Provost's Office. You must accept or reject the grant in writing within 30 days. Copy the Faculty Development Committee chair and your Division Chair in your response.



  • Reimbursement. Expenses will be paid from your division’s cost center and reimbursed at the end of the project once the Provost’s Office receives a written report with a listing of all expenses. Requisitions, receipts, and other proof of expenses must be attached. 
  •  Final Report. Once you have completed your grant funded activity, submit a brief written report to the detailing how you met/ completed the grant activities. The report is due to the Provost's OfficeandtheFacultyDevelopmentCommitteechairwithin30days of your grant funded activity.