UCA Foundation awards faculty grants

Six faculty grants, totaling more than $9,000, were awarded recently by the University of Central Arkansas Foundation.

The UCA Foundation awards grants each year to faculty for programs that enhance learning opportunities at UCA. These grants, generally in amounts less than $3,000, are intended to encourage creative programs that may serve as “seeds” for future programs and provide for unique and timely programs and activities.Foundation grants typically provide funding for faculty projects, conferences, speakers and publication startups. It does not provide funding for equipment, faculty travel or salaries.

“The UCA Foundation recognizes the need to assist faculty as they explore new ideas and research,” said Interim Vice President of Advancement Shelley Mehl. “Unrestricted gifts to the Foundation allow us to respond to those opportunities and our hope is to increase the amount of support we are able to allocate to our faculty grants program.”

Grants that were awarded include:

Joanna Castner Post and Jennifer Deering, Department of Writing, received funding for