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Funding Resources

Center for Educational Excellence
Enhanced Student-Faculty Interaction Fund
Faculty Research Grants
Internal Student Outcome Grants
International Opportunities Grant for Faculty and Staff
Sabbaticals
University Professorships 

Center for Educational Excellence

The Center for Educational Excellence (CEE) is a campus-wide Center that provides a variety of development opportunities for faculty related to teaching and/or assessment of student learning. The Center provides several opportunities for stipends and grants in variable amounts for innovation in teaching. Grants are available for Travel to Educational Conferences and Stipends for Faculty Development. Information is available at http://www.sandiego.edu/cee/programs/grants/. CEE also offers funding to assist in co-sponsoring events for faculty development and/or diversity and inclusion.

Contact Information

Center for Educational Excellence, ext. 7402
cee@sandiego.edu
www.sandiego.edu/cee

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Enhanced Student-Faculty Interaction Fund

Description

The purpose of the Enhanced Student-Faculty Interaction Fund is to foster academic experiences among faculty and students in order to enrich academic life at USD. Grants are non-competitive and are made on a first-come, first-served basis. The academic nature of the project must be the central feature and the project must foster a closer intellectual interaction between faculty member(s) and student(s). Proposals for student interactions with multiple faculty members from several disciplines are particularly encouraged. A proposal is to be a simple memo or e-mail message directed to the contact person (see below) and should include a description of the project, rationale for its academic value, an explanation of costs and their total, and the date(s) of the event/project. Turn-around time for proposals is rapid.

Funding Available: Awards may run from a small amount (unspecified) to a maximum of usually no more than $500 per project. Click this link for a PDF of the latest ESFI guidelines.

Contact Information

Dr. Thomas R. Herrinton, Vice Provost
Extension 4553 or herrinton@sandiego.edu

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Faculty Research Grants

Description

Each year, approximately $900,000 is made available by the Office of the Provost to faculty members throughout the College and schools at USD under the heading of Faculty Research Grants (FRGs). These grants vary in their amounts and may include both actual cash grants and/or course release time. The decisions on when, how, and under what circumstances the FRGs are allotted are made by the deans of the individual academic units and vary according to guidelines set by each dean. The total amount available to each dean annually is announced in about March each year. Some deans begin awarding these funds immediately; others wait until later in the Spring or even Summer. Please check with your respective dean to learn more about FRGs and the guidelines set for your College or professional school.

Complete the online Faculty Research Report form at the conclusion of the FRG or by November 1. Upon submission of the form, the report will be sent to the Provost's Office and to the appropriate dean's office. Please note: the online form will time-out and your submission may be lost. Consider writing your summary and description in another program, such as Word, before logging in and then copy and paste into the form.

Internal Student Outcomes Grants

USD Career Outcomes Grants Program

The USD Career Outcomes Grants program supports the development of new and creative projects that build relationships between USD programs/students and employers of our students.  These grants may provide unique opportunities to advance the development of new projects in the area of community outreach and relationships, an important part of USD’s mission, and a rapidly growing area of research across disciplines in higher education.  Career Outcomes projects may answer critical questions raised about your curriculum; the connection of program learning goals to the communities our students will serve after graduation to the value of a USD education in a specific program and/or within multiple units on campus or the discipline on a larger level. Descriptions of possible projects and application details are listed on the Career Outcomes Grant information sheet and call for grants.

Funding Available: A total of 2-4 grants at $1000.00 maximum for each grant will be awarded depending on the number of applications received ($2000.00 total funds). Grants are reviewed and awarded by the University Assessment Committee by mid-December. All grant projects are evaluated based on the Project Evaluation Rubric.

Contact Information: Provost Office, extension 4553 or provost@sandiego.edu.

USD Internal Assessment Grants

The USD Internal Assessment Grants program supports the development of new and creative assessment tools and/or advanced assessment research projects.  These grants may provide unique opportunities to advance the development of new research projects in the area of assessment of teaching and learning, a rapidly growing area of research across disciplines in higher education.  Assessment research projects may answer critical questions raised about your curriculum; the connection of department assessment to the assessment of curriculum in another department within your College/School and/or within multiple units on campus or the discipline on a larger level. Descriptions of possible projects and application details are listed on the Internal Assessment Grant information sheet and call for grants.

Funding Available: A total of 2-4 grants at $1000.00 maximum for each grant will be awarded depending on the number of applications received ($2000.00 total funds). Grants are reviewed and awarded by the University Assessment Committee by mid-December. All grant projects are evaluated based on the Project Evaluation Rubric.

Contact Information: Provost Office, extension 4553 or provost@sandiego.edu.

USD Internal Recruitment/Retention/Graduation Grants

The USD Internal Recruitment/Retention/Graduation Grants program supports the development of new and creative activities, tools and/or advanced research projects that contribute to our efforts in recruitment, retention and graduation of USD students. These grants provide unique opportunities to advance the development of research for constructing and maintaining effective learning strategies and programs, a rapidly growing area of interest and scholarship across disciplines in higher education.  Recruitment/retention/graduation research projects can be designed to answer critical questions raised about a single department’s or program’s strategies for engaging students, or it may focus on the connection of recruitment/retention/graduation strategies in one program with another program, or across multiple units on campus. Descriptions of possible projects and application details are listed on the Recruitment/Retention/Graduation information sheet and call for grants.

Funding Available: A total of 2-4 grants at $1000.00 maximum for each grant will be awarded depending on the number of applications received ($2000.00 total funds). Grants are reviewed and awarded by the University Assessment Committee by mid-December. All grant projects are evaluated based on the Project Evaluation Rubric.

Contact Information: Provost Office, extension 4553 or provost@sandiego.edu.

International Opportunities Grants for Faculty, Staff and Administrators

Description

The purpose of the grant award is to “internationalize” the USD campus and curriculum by exposing faculty and staff to different cultures through foreign travel. The International Advisory Council evaluates proposals on the strength of their connection to the international mission of the university and to the perceived benefit towards increasing the applicant's international understanding. See www.sandiego.edu/international/faculty/grants/.

Contact Information

Kelli Bagley | Extension 4598

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Sabbaticals

Description

For more information, please go to The University's Policy & Procedures Manual

University Professorship

Description

For more information, please visit the Awards and Honors page of this site and click on the University Professorships link.

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Contact Information

Vice President and Provost
Hughes Center 214
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4553
Fax: (619) 260-2210
provost@sandiego.edu

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.