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Funding Resources

Center for Educational Excellence
Enhanced Student-Faculty Interaction Fund
Faculty Research Grants
Internal Assessment 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 www.sandiego.edu/cee/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. The latest guidelines are available here as a PDF.

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.

Internal Assessment Grants

Description

The USD Internal Assessment Grants program supports the development of new and creative assessment activities, tools, and/or advanced assessment research projects. These grants provide unique opportunities to advance the development of assessment research for teaching and learning, a rapidly growing area of scholarship across disciplines in higher education. Assessment research projects can be designed to answer critical questions raised about a single department’s curriculum, or it may focus on the connection of assessment practices in one department with another department, across multiple units on campus, or for the discipline generally. Descriptions of possible projects and application details are listed on the USD Internal Assessment Grants information sheet and call for grants

Funding Available: Grants up to $1000 are reviewed and awarded by the University Assessment Committee by early February. All grant projects are evaluated based on the Project Evaluation Rubric.

Contact Information:

Dr. Carole Huston, Associate Provost
Extension 4553 or huston@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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