The Faculty Development Grant Committee has revised the guidelines for the fall 2020 round of grants.
The faculty grants program provides funding to support activities of full-time faculty. There are three rounds each year, with deadlines on August 15 (September 7 for fall 2020) for fall semester activities, November 15 for spring semester activities, and April 1 for summer activities.
This grant program is for full-time faculty. Proposals are funded up to $1,500 for professional development activities and conference presentations, and up to $2,500 for research and creative activities. Proposals requiring international travel may be awarded up to $500 in additional funding.
Professional Development includes workshops, conferences, and seminars that provide education related to your discipline, research, and/or teaching and learning.
Conference Participation such as presentations, workshops, panels, and posters in which you are a presenter are supported by this program.
The Research and Creative Activity category supports activities that contribute to your scholarly work at UTC, such as musical or theatrical performances, literary readings, art exhibitions, workshops and posters. It is encouraged that research and creative activities funded by this program will be presented at Research Dialogues.
Support for Group grants, summer fellowships, student wages/student stipend, course release time are no longer available from this program.
To apply for a grant, complete the application. Note: There are drop-down menus in the form. If you do not have the most recent version of Microsoft Word (Word 2016), you may not be able to access the menus. Special consideration will be given to proposals related to online teaching and learning and diversity and inclusion.
Download the Faculty Grants Application
Submit your completed application to the Faculty Grants SharePoint site: Click to Access the Faculty Grants SharePoint Site.
The evaluation rubric is found in the form.
Complete applications will be reviewed and rated by the Faculty Grants committee using the rubric found in the application form. Applications lower in total score, or lacking in a criterion, are less likely to be recommended.
Final Report: Faculty with funded proposals are required to submit a final report describing project activities and expenditures. It is also expected that research and creative activities funded by this program will be presented at UTC's Annual Research Dialogues.
For questions about the grant program, please contact the Faculty Grants Committee Chair or the Assistant Provost of Teaching and Learning.