Faculty Development Grants

Funding for Faculty Projects

The CTE helps to administer the awarding of competitive instructional improvement grants which are reviewed by the Faculty Development Committee.  Guidelines and applications for these grants are available on the Apply Now! page of this Website.  The UCA Foundation also has grants available for faculty projects. Check the chart shown below for a comparison of grant features.

Comparison of Grant Features

Faculty Grants Available Faculty Development Grants Hunt and Farris FD Grants Online Grants
Amounts Funded: Awards up to $500 Awards up to $500 Awards up to $1500
Purpose of Grant: To support improvement of teaching and curriculum development To support improvement of teaching and curriculum development To encourage effective online course development and teaching practices
Reviewing Body: Faculty Development Committee Faculty Development Committee Faculty Development Committee
Type of Activity Normally Funded: Travel to workshops or conferences to improve teaching, faculty projects, conference speakers, etc. Travel to workshops or conferences to improve teaching, faculty projects, conference speakers, etc. Online professional development, travel to online related workshops or conferences, faculty software or equipment needs, etc.
Does Not Fund Faculty salaries, faculty reassigned time, travel to present research, normal department travel Faculty salaries, travel to present research, normal department travel Faculty salaries, stipends, or reassigned time, travel to present research, normal department travel
Deadlines: September 30, November 30, January 29, March 15 April 15 September 30, November 30, January 29, March 15
Special Consideration to Projects Involving: Pedagogical workshops with active participation Travel or PD must cross fiscal years to qualify (i.e. July, August, and Sept.) Limited funds available.
Contact: 450-5240 450-5240 450-5240
Website Information: CTE – Apply Now! CTE – Apply Now! CTE – Apply Now!

For information on UCA Foundation Grants, visit the Foundation Faculty Grants website.