Faculty Center Professional Development Grant


All California State University San Marcos Faculty are eligible.
Members of the Faculty Center Advisory Council (FCAC) are not eligible to apply for a Professional Development Grant for the duration of their term.
**Faculty who have been awarded in the past must have submitted a PDG final report for the current application to be considered.

Grants will be awarded in the three categories: travel, research and teaching/learning. The grants funds are available for use from July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015, and projects can be retroactively funded during this time.  Note: A maximum of $1,000 will be awarded per faculty member.

All professional development funds must be spent and all paperwork appropriately completed prior to June 30, 2015. It is not possible to roll over funds beyond the academic year 2014/2015. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the faculty member to follow up on any documentation/travel claims with Sonia Perez, Faculty Center Coordinator, before the deadline.

The Faculty Center Advisory Council will conduct a blind review of the applications, judging them on the following criteria:
1.    Significance of the proposed activity for the faculty member's professional development.
2.    Evidence of ability to complete proposed activity.
3.    Evidence that the proposed activity clearly supports the University mission.

Proposals are ranked by merit, and all faculty are encourage to apply; however, preference is given to probationary faculty seeking tenure, associate professors and lecturers.

Guidelines for applying:
To fill out the online application for a grant, identify which type of award below is being sought. Details of the types of activities supported under the different award categories is provided below. DO NOT include your name and department in your statement and adhere to formatting guidelines.
Applications are due December 4, 2014.

Travel Awards:  
Preference is given to faculty who will be active participants at a conference, workshop or symposium (e.g., presenter, discussant, moderator, facilitator, participant in a roundtable or panel), or who will be actively pursuing research or creative activities (e.g., researching in appropriate libraries/archives, research-related interviews, or other field-based activities).

Research Awards:
Preference is given to faculty who articulate a clear research agenda, specify how this award will support the research goals and supply clear evidence of ability to complete the proposed activity.

Teaching & Learning Awards:
Preference is given to faculty who articulate a clear need for the requested purchase or a focused rationale for their interest in the particular pedagogical change or enhancement they seek from their workshop, travel, or other work, and supply clear evidence of ability to complete proposed activity.


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Faculty Center

Professional Development Grant

Deadline: Thursday,
December 4, 2014

by 4:30 p.m.

PDG Application (doc)

PDG Application (pdf)