Faculty Development Internal Funding Opportunities

Faculty Professional Development Grants

Updated November 10, 2020

Dear Faculty,

Given the current situation with the pandemic, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) will only be accepting applications for virtual professional development events scheduled during the Fall 2020 and Spring/Summer 2021 semesters.  This means reimbursement requests will be considered for registration fees only (rather than travel expenses, such as meals, airfare, lodging, etc.).  

To simplify and streamline, other key changes are as follows:

  1. Once the application has been signed by the faculty, the chair, and the dean, it may then be submitted to ORSP by either the requesting faculty member or the dean’s office. Please decide who will be submitting your application in advance so we don't receive duplicate submissions.  
  2. Each application will receive a timely response. Due to workforce reductions, the ORSP will not have dedicated administrative support this year. In advance, we'd like to thank everyone for their patience and general good cheer as we adjust to a new workflow during the fall semester.   
  3. It is the faculty member’s responsibility to verify they received an award confirmation prior to attending the virtual event. If you haven’t heard from us within five business days of your submission, chances are we did not receive and approve your application.  Please follow up with your chair and/or dean’s office directly. Applications submitted after the event has already occurred will not be considered for approval or reimbursement. 
  4. Dollar limitations for presenter or attendee status are not applicable for the fall application period. Only the registration fees will be considered for reimbursement.
  5. Because funds are limited, there is a competitive preference priority. Faculty applying as presenters will be given a competitive preference for discipline-specific presentations at national conferences. For those applying as attendees, junior faculty (those who have served three years or less at JU) receive the primary priority. Attendance is preferred at events covering the following topics: leadership development, development in diversity and inclusion, and delivery of undergraduate-level education via classroom/online models.
  6. Fall 2020 applications will be accepted through November 16, 2020. Spring 2021 applications will be accepted between December 1, 2020 and June 18, 2021.  
  7. Applications should be submitted a minimum of five business days prior to the      event’s start date --- the earlier, the better.
  8. Reimbursement: Within 10 business days of the event’s final day, reimbursement requests are due to the ORSP for review and approval, via the Expense Report form.  We reserve the option to not reimburse any late reimbursement requests.  All requests must include the billing invoice from the event and a copy of the award notice from ORSP.  

Download the Fall 2020 Semester Application here

Download the Spring/Summer 2021 Application here


Submit your completed application to ORSP@JU.EDU

Link to the Expense Report Form page