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Faculty Grants

Please Note: Faculty grant applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The Faculty Grants Committee of the Faculty Council, in conjunction with the Provost, administers grants to faculty in the areas of course and curriculum development, professional development, and summer research. The committee accepts and reviews applications once per year. Any individual holding faculty rank in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, or Engineering is eligible to apply for these grants.

Grant Categories

Curriculum and Course Development Grants

The committee will accept proposals that will result in significant curricular and/or course development that is encouraged by the appropriate administration. In general, proposals eligible for support by Curriculum and Course Development funds fit one or more of the following categories:

  • Requests for support of significant curriculum development;

  • Requests for support to develop inter-disciplinary curriculum;

  • Requests for support when new course development leads to professional development of the faculty member;

  • Requests for support to develop new programs.

Faculty Development Grants

The primary purpose of a Faculty Development Grant is to further the professional development of the recipient. In general, proposals eligible for support by Faculty Development funds fit one or more of the following categories:

  • Requests for support, especially from beginning faculty members, to gain knowledge and experience in various modes of instruction within their discipline;

  • Requests for support to attend seminars, workshops, mini-courses, and/or institutes;

  • Requests for support to gain experience and/or education in non-traditional modes of instruction within their discipline;

  • Requests for support to gain experience and/or education in the use of technology in instruction;

  • Requests for support to perform research regarding student learning within the discipline.

General Information

Although there is no restriction on the number of awards an individual may receive over the years, it should be understood that if funds are insufficient to support all recommended requests, all other factors being equal, preference will be given to those who have not received support previously.

These grants are not to be used for the support of advanced degrees, including theses and their publications.

Understandings

Recommendations for funding of these grants are made with the following understandings. Acceptance of the award includes acceptance of these understandings:

  • Acceptance signifies intent to continue at the University for the following academic year.

  • The University requires adherence to the proposal’s original objectives.

  • Grant recipients are required to submit a written report of their activities and results within 90 days of completion of the work performed. This report should be submitted electronically to the Provost.

  • Every publication directly resulting from a grant will carry an acknowledgment stating that the work was carried out with the support of the Western New England University Faculty Grant. In addition, each grantee is requested to furnish one copy of any resulting papers, books or other publications to the University Library.

Submission Instructions

Please Note: Faculty grant applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Grant proposals should be submitted using the provided application form. When the application is complete, email it directly to the Faculty Grants Committee Chair, Prof. Dan Hatten at daniel.hatten@wne.edu, and cc: your Chair and Dean on the email message.

The submission schedule for the 2019-2020 academic year is as follows:
     Applications due to Faculty Grants Committee Chair:  March 15, 2019
     Department Chair recommendations to Faculty Grants Committee Chair:  March 22, 2019
     Faculty Grants Committee recommendations to Provost:  April 19, 2019
     Dean ranking to Provost:  April 19, 2019
     Notifications to faculty from Provost:  May 3, 2019