COB Faculty Support and Development

The following are links to sources of funds available to all university faculty.

Chancellor's Travel Fund
The Chancellor’s Travel Fund awards up to $1200 per academic year for some faculty in support of travel to present their scholarship at professional meetings. If a faculty member is presenting a paper at a professional conference, look to this fund first.

Professional Development Grants
This program awards up to $1200 to support faculty and instructional staff who pursue professional development opportunities in areas such as teaching and learning, scholarship, leadership, certification, accreditation, assessment, and other related areas.  If the Chancellor’s Travel Fund will not cover all of your expenses, or if it is not available to you, look to the Professional Development Grants.  You may apply for two of these per year.

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award
This university award provides four awards of up to $5,000 each for support of research and creative activities.  It may be used for any purpose consistent with University policies except instructional improvement or pedagogical studies.

Grants and Support for Intentional Learning
These funds are allocated to support Intentional Learning implementation, support faculty, student, and staff activity directly related to intentional, integrative, engaged teaching/learning and cannot be used for other purposes.  Several types of grants are available.

In addition to funding available to all university faculty, there are sources of funds specific to the College of Business.

COB Summer Research Grant
Awards of up to $5000 are available for projects that will result in a peer-reviewed journal article.  Eligibility and application requirements for spring 2015 grants are available here


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