Faculty Development Committee-Sponsored
Grants & Sabbaticals

Grants for Full-Time Faculty & Librarians

Each year, the Carroll University Faculty Development Committee awards funds to faculty members and professional librarians to support research, creative practice, and course development. Recipients use these funds to support projects that will be disseminated in professional venues such as books, journals, exhibitions, or academic conferences. For your reference, here is the rubric the committee uses to evaluate applications.

MID-YEAR GRANTS

Mid-year grants are available to support professional or scholarly endeavors that will take place during the second half of the academic year -- between January 1 and June 30.  The committee is open to creative requests that support your teaching, service, and scholarship goals. Applicants requesting funds for conferences must indicate why they require funding in addition to the annual travel support they receive from departmental funding.

Typically, the maximum mid-year award is $1000.00

Next Application Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2022 @ 11:59 PM
NOTE: Late applications will not be accepted.

Download Application Here: MID-YEAR GRANT APPLICATION
 

FULL-YEAR GRANTS

Full-year grants are available to support professional or scholarly endeavors that will take place next fiscal year.  The Faculty Development Committee encourages you to think creatively about your funding needs.  The committee is open to creative requests that support your teaching, service, and scholarship goals. Applicants requesting funds for conferences must indicate why they require funding in addition to the annual travel support they receive from departmental funding. 

Next Application Deadline: TBD
NOTE: Late applications will not be accepted.

Download Application Here: TBD
 

GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit an application for either grant by following the process below. NOTE: You must use your CU email and be able to access Sharepoint to complete this process.

Step 1: Download and save the relevant application form (see links above). Make sure to save the file somewhere easy to access, as you will need it again in Step 3.

Step 2: Complete your application form.

Step 3: Click Faculty Development Grant Submission Email to send your completed application to the Faculty Development Committee.

Step 4: In the email that opens, type your name, project title, and a brief overview of your project in the body of the email (100 words or fewer).

Step 5: Attach your completed application form.

Step 6: Add the email address of your department chair (or equivalent) to the CC field. NOTE: A department chair’s signature is NOT required for consideration of your proposal. 

Step 7: Once the email is complete, click Send (which will automatically send the email to the Faculty Development Committee email address).

Step 8: Look for a confirmation email from the Faculty Development Committee within one week of submission. IMPORTANT: If you don’t get a confirmation email by that time, please email facdev@carrollu.edu to follow up.


We look forward to reviewing your application!

Faculty Sabbaticals

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Carroll University is pleased to promote faculty members’ professional growth through sabbatical leaves. Sabbaticals can serve many purposes, including giving faculty time to conduct new research, produce new writing or creative work, prepare or revise courses, study at other institutions, and more. To be eligible for a sabbatical, a faculty member must be full-time, have completed a minimum of six academic years of full-time employment at CU, and either have earned tenure or be in a non-tenure-track role. Tenure-track faculty are not currently eligible for sabbaticals.

A one-semester sabbatical covers one-half of a typical yearly teaching load, with continuation of full salary and benefits for the duration of the sabbatical. An annual sabbatical covers a  full year’s teaching load while providing one-half of salary and related benefits for the sabbatical period.

Applications are due to the Provost by December 1 of the academic year before the sabbatical will begin. Applications are reviewed and ranked by the Faculty Development Committee, and those rankings are shared with the Provost. The Provost makes final recommendations for sabbatical recipients to the President.
 
Recommendations  are  made  using  the  following  criteria:
(a)  Anticipated  value  of the  proposed  professional growth  of the  applicant as  it meets  the objectives  of the  sabbatical program.
(b)  Feasibility  of the  proposal.  
(c)  Needs  of the  university  for  professional development  in  particular departments  or  programs.  
(d)  Feasibility  of finding  and  financing  replacement  staffing  for the  leave period.  
(e)  Length  of service  since  initial appointment  or last  sabbatical.  

Click here to see the rubric the Faculty Development Committee uses to evaluate submissions. 
 
More details about the application process and related requirements can be found in Carroll University Faculty Manual.
 
Have questions? Email the Faculty Development Committee.

Sabbatical applications will open in late Fall 2022. 
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