CHSS professional development grants available to faculty

Author: Kate Hamel
March 9, 2023

Priority review begins March 20, 2023 

Tenured/tenure-track faculty at all ranks and all lecturers are eligible for the award. Please direct any questions to Kate Hamel, Assistant Dean for Faculty Development & Scholarship:

In recognition of the importance of the acquisition of scholarly skills and the development of new research activities, the College of Health & Social Sciences is offering professional development grants this semester for faculty to acquire or expand new competencies, pursue new directions and support the dissemination of their scholarship.

The award will cover approved expenses (described below) up to a maximum of $2000 per faculty member; the maximum for lecturers below a .6 timebase will be prorated based on their timebase this semester; lecturers at a .6 timebase or above will receive full funding up to the maximum of $2000. Funds must be used for the approved purposes only and spent by June 10, 2023.  The spending and request for reimbursement deadlines are firm. The College will not process reimbursements after this date and will not approve exemptions.

Please review the allowable expense guidelines carefully and contact Assistant Dean Kate Hamel with any questions prior to submission ( Priority for funding will go to those applicants without other sources of funding for the proposal (start-up funds, department funding, internal/external grants). We especially encourage applications that center racial, intersectional, and social justice in teaching, scholarship and research.

Grant Categories (may only apply for one):

  • Short Training Course, Workshop, Continuing Education Program, or Specialized Conference that relates directly to the faculty member’s professional development in the areas of teaching or scholarship.  The course or program must be completed by 08/30/2023. 

    • Travel to deliver a presentation at an annual conference will not be funded under this award (please apply to the CHSS Conference Travel Award Program).
    • Expenses may include registration cost if registered and paid for prior to 6/10/2023. Airfare and hotel costs can only be reimbursed if travel is complete before 5/30/2023 and reimbursement is processed prior to 6/10/2023.
    • Concur submission will be required if travel expenses are requested and the banned states regulations for travel will apply.
  • Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Funding 
    • Supplies, data collection costs and project-related travel will be allowed (as per the guidelines listed in the previous category), and all funding must be spent prior to 6/10/2023.
    • Student assistants may be requested if all work is completed prior to May 26, 2023.
    • Participant incentives and gift cards are NOT allowed.
    • Teams of faculty may apply for a collaborative award to combine their individual maximum awards of $2000/faculty member.
  • Consulting Fees for Statistical or Editorial Support 
    • Faculty may apply for one-time consultant services via a Special Consultant Agreement.  Upon award, the paperwork to request a special consultant must be completed by 3/31/23 and the work by the consultant must be completed by 5/31/23.  The consultant must be identified in the application and a copy of their CV submitted for review.
  • Open-Access Publication Fees 
    • Article processing charges to support the publication of a faculty member’s scholarship in a reputable open-access journal will be allowed via a direct payment request up to the maximum award of $2000.
    • To be eligible, the journal must be fully open access, and the peer-reviewed article must be accepted for publication and the fees paid prior to 6/10/2023.  Hybrid journals are not eligible. 
    • Eligibility for open-access book publication will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
    • CHSS faculty co-authors may apply for a collaborative award to cover article processing charges that exceed the individual faculty maximum award of $2000 up to a maximum of $4999.

Application Requirements

Maximum one page summary of the proposed activity and how the funding will impact the faculty member’s development of their teaching and/or scholarship.

  • Itemized budget for the proposed activity
  • List of additional sources of funding
  • Department Chair approval

A one-page final report will be due after the completion of the professional development activity.

Submit your application here