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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The sabbatical leave program was established at Carroll University to promote the faculty’s professional growth in order to advance the University’s educational goals. Sabbatical leave activities may include research and writing, new course design and preparation, major revisions of established courses, education-related travel, formal study at another institution, curricular innovation, or other appropriate projects. To be eligible to apply for a sabbatical leave, a faculty member must be full-time and must have completed six academic years of full-time employment. A more detailed description of the sabbatical leave program is provided in the Faculty Manual (pg.62 & 63) and on the HR Department Page.

The application for sabbatical leave consists of the following:

  • Completed Faculty Sabbatical Proposal Cover Sheet with all required signatures.
  • Description of the proposed project, with specific objectives and proposed methods of accomplishing those objectives (with supporting literature citations as needed).
  • Description of how the sabbatical objectives relate to the applicant’s professional development plan (including plans for promotion, if relevant) and to the goals of the applicant’s department/division and the University, as appropriate.
  • Timeline for completion of sabbatical work.
  • Plan for dissemination of the results of sabbatical work both on campus and through professional channels
  • Description of any outside funding to be sought (or that has been secured) to support the sabbatical work.  If such funding is required for the success of the sabbatical, also discuss how sabbatical plans will be modified if funding is not obtained.
  • Supporting documentation (e.g., book contracts, grant/fellowship applications, letters of commitment from collaborators, etc.) as appropriate.

Faculty members should submit application materials with the appropriate signatures to cuaa@carrollu.edu and cc: Sherri Meyer meyers@carrollu.edu in the Office of the Provost.

Next Application Deadlne: Thursday, December 1st @ 5:00 p.m.

NOTE: Late applications will not be accepted.

Download Required Cover Sheet Here: Faculty Sabbatical Proposal Cover Sheet

Recommendations for sabbatical 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.  

Have questions? Email the Faculty Development Committee.

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