Continued Growth in Faculty Scholarship Support

The Office of the Provost is committed to supporting faculty scholarship in all its forms across the humanities, social sciences, business, education, science, engineering and the health sciences. This year the Office of the Provost is pleased to have coordinated and overseen an increase in funding for faculty development and scholarship.

For academic year 2019-2020, the total funds that will be distributed for faculty development and scholarship are over $500,000. In addition, the increase in funding has resulted in an increase in the number of faculty being supported. Combined, funding for 2019-2020 will be provided to 99 full-time faculty members across all five Schools.

Funding comes from established funding and grant programs (Faculty Development Grants, Provost Innovation Fund, Murray Fellowship, Davis Educational Foundation, CETL Fellows, Sakowich Charitable Foundation, McLaughlin-Martin Family Environmental Innovation Fund, Zampell Family Faculty Fellowship Program) as well as supplemental support for faculty scholarship. Supplemental funding included the Office of the Provost providing an additional $30,000 to the Faculty Development Grant pool to help support more projects. The result of the expanded faculty portfolio of funding is that faculty can participate in a deeper and more diverse pool of funding opportunities to support their work.

While we are pleased to be able to provide scholarship funding for the faculty, we can do even more together. We have growing opportunities to explore new funding partners, better communicate the exciting and diverse array of scholarship activities by our faculty both internally and externally, and expand research, scholarship, and creative activity opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students. We look forward to partnering with the faculty to help them pursue their creative interests and passions.

For external funding opportunities, please consult with the Office of Sponsored Programs.