Faculty Development Grants

Funding for Faculty Projects

The IDC helps to administer the awarding of 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 UCA Foundation Grants
Amounts Funded: Awards matching funds averaging $300-$1000 Amount varies; usually $300-$1000 Awards up to $3000
Purpose of Grant: To support improvement of teaching and curriculum development To support improvement of teaching and curriculum development To encourage creative programs and provide seed money for future programs
Reviewing Body: Faculty Development Committee Faculty Development Committee UCA Foundation Grants Committee
Type of Activity Normally Funded: Travel to workshops to improve teaching Travel to workshops to improve teaching Faculty projects; conferences; speakers, publication start ups
Does Not Fund Equipment; faculty salaries; faculty reassigned time; travel to present research; normal department travel Equipment; faculty salaries; travel to present research; normal department travel Equipment; faculty salaries; faculty travel
Deadlines: Monthly; proposals due 2nd Thursday of the month Awarded at April Meeting of Committee October & February
Special Consideration to Projects Involving: Pedagogical workshops with active participation Travel in July, August, and Sept. (funds roll over) Coordination with multiple units and outreach to the community
Contact: Patty Phelps 450-5240 Patty Phelps 450-5240 Kathy Carroll 450-5288
Website Information: IDC IDC UCA Foundation