University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) and the Academic Affairs Office of Research Administration are pleased to announce the 2014 UEI Faculty Grants Program, which is designed to aid faculty research and scholarly development efforts toward tenure and/or promotion. This program is open to all tenured and tenure-track faculty, with initial preference given to requests from Assistant or Associate Professors and those presenting at academic conferences. Awards will support faculty professional development activity pursued during the period January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.
At least $50,000 will be distributed, and typical awards will likely average $1,000 with a maximum of $1,500 total per person. The application deadline is February 27th at 12:00 p.m., with reviews beginning immediately after. All funds must be expended by December 31, 2014. While we wish the awards could be larger, it is our hope that they will augment other departmental and college support for activities that faculty consider important to their research and scholarly activity.
Funds are available for, but not limited to, travel to present at professional conferences; research support or research development expenses; student research assistance; collection of critical primary or pilot data and/or research-related activity leading to grant proposal submission for external funding; article, manuscript or performance development; other forms of faculty professional development. Funds may not be used as compensation to faculty.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee of faculty appointed by the UEI Board and administrators from Research Administration. Their reviews will ensure that requests comply with the program goal of supporting faculty professional development through scholarship and creative activity. The number of awards will depend on the availability of funds.
Application Process: Using the application form provided (see below), briefly (500-750 words) describe how you would use the faculty grant funds for professional development efforts, making sure to note how the proposed activities will enhance the likelihood of tenure and/or promotion for you.
As noted in the application, we must also receive, at firstname.lastname@example.org, an email of support from your Department Chair indicating their review of and support for your request. Applications will be considered incomplete without receipt of this application and the letter of support by the deadline.
Please note: Awardees will be required to provide a one page summary of the supported activity and impact on the faculty member’s research and scholarship (copied to chair) as a final award report; a report template will be provided after the award is made. Failure to submit this report will remove the recipient from consideration for future support.
For assistance or questions, please call (916) 278-5842 or email.
2014 UEI Faculty Grants Program Announcement
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