Internal Grants/Funding

University Research Grants (Click here 2012-2013 guidelines): Proposals that enhance the educational mission, visibility, and research stature of Connecticut State University will be considered for university research grant funds. Eligibility: Permanent, full-time faculty who remain on the faculty for the duration of the grant-supported activity are eligible, including faculty on sabbatical leave. However, faculty on unpaid leave are not eligible. Purpose: Research is defined as any scholarship activity which results in one or more of the following: 1) the creation of new knowledge in a particular discipline, including making connections across traditional fields (i.e. multidisciplinary research); 2) the application of disciplinary/multidisciplinary knowledge, methodologies and/or insights to problems of individuals or groups in the broader society; 3) the production of creative works in the arts; and 4) research in student learning for a particular discipline or area of learning. Funding limits: Awards are limited to $5,000 per faculty member. The budget must justify and show the relationship of budget items to proposed activities.  Legitimate budget items include: faculty stipend, support services, supplies and equipment, and travel.  If a stipend for the applicant is part of the budget, the contractual limit of $2,500 per applicant for the stipend includes the total of salary and normal fringe payments (before tax withholding) as needed. Deadline: Proposals are due on February 1 at 5pm.

Full-time Faculty Development Grants: As described in Article 9.6 of the CSU-AAUP Collective Bargaining Agreement, funds are allocated for faculty development defined as, “activities by and for members that enhance their ability to be productive and innovative professionals”. Eligibility: Individual full-time faculty members, groups of faculty members working within departments or interdepartmental programs, and groups of faculty organized to address issues of broad departmental, school or university impact. Please be aware that an individual faculty member or a departmental level or institution-wide level project will be eligible to receive only one award from the funds available for the 2007-08 funding period. Purpose: Disseminating and promulgating creative activities appropriate to one’s field/discipline, taking courses/or attending conferences, workshops, seminars relevant to one’s field/discipline, hiring consultants/speakers with specific expertise, and engaging in activities which contribute to the acquisition of materials, development and extension of skills related to teaching, scholarship and professional service. Funding limits: None. Deadline: Please contact your local campus for deadlines.Summer Curriculum Grants: As described in Article 9.11 of the CSU-AAUP Collective Bargaining Agreement, funds are allocated for curriculum related activities performed by full-time members during the summer.  These activities should go beyond the normal effort involved in course preparation. Eligibility: Proposals are accepted from individual faculty members, groups of faculty members with common interests and departments. Purpose: Priority will be given to departments and individuals who focus on one or more of the following: innovative curriculum development and the application of new pedagogical approaches; innovative course delivery or course structures, such as on-line courses or courses offered in a Friday/Saturday format; integration of effective assessment into course or program design that supports departmental and institutional assessment goals; development of capstone courses and/or interdisciplinary/integrative courses; and program development in existing or new majors and/or specializations that integrate critical thinking, writing across the discipline, or civic engagement. Funding limits: None. Deadline: Please contact your local campus for deadlines.