Teaching and Research Support
In addition to University-wide financial support, the College of Arts and Sciences provides financial support for teaching, research, travel, and development through Faculty Development Grants and Travel Grants.
Faculty Development Grants
The College of Arts and Sciences provides support for faculty research, scholarly work, grant writing, pedagogical development, and creative endeavors through Faculty Development Grants. These grants provide for three categories of funding:
Submission Deadline: Last Friday in October (October 28, 2022).
- Collaborative Grants (3 at $2500 each)
These grants are available to two or more faculty who are working on a joint project: reading groups, conference planning, curriculum revision and development, and so on. Funds may be used to purchase materials and/or compensate participants.
- Teaching/Scholarship Projects (10 at $2000 each)
This program provides faculty with support for research, creative activity, pedagogical development, and/or writing projects. Grants may be used to purchase materials (books, software, permissions, supplies), support project-related travel (libraries, laboratories, archives, sites, etc.), and/or compensate research assistants.
- Research Support Grants (3 at $700 each)
These grants are available to faculty to help defray some of the incidental costs of research. They may be used to purchase materials (books, software, permissions, supplies), support research-related travel (libraries, laboratories, archives, sites, etc.),
or compensate consultants.
- Grant Writing Support (2 at $1000 each)
These grants are available to faculty to support efforts to write grants for external funding above $1,000. Interested faculty should reach out to the grants office for logistical and administrative support.
- Online Course Development (2 at $1000 each)
These grants are available to support faculty efforts to prepare a new online course. These funds are available to faculty who commit to developing an online course to be offered on a regular basis during the summer or as a part of a faculty member’s regular load during the academic year. Interested faculty should reach out to Drake Online as they develop the online course. The stipend will be paid when the course is offered for the first time.
Faculty Development Grantforms should be submitted electronically.
The College of Arts and Sciences recently sponsored the following Faculty Development projects:
- Adina Kilpatrick and Heidi Sleister: Cloning and Biophysical Characterization.
- Mary McCarthy: Memory Studies in East Asia.
- Rika Uchida: Performance Arts Medicine and Music Educator.
- LPS Department: Small Teaching and On-Ramps in LPS
- Martin Roth, Tim Knepper, Chris Kliethermes, Chris Porter: Religion and the Mind Sciences.
- Maureen Yuen: Vols 1 & 2 of Violin Music by Women.
Tenured, tenure-track, and visiting faculty are eligible to apply annually for travel support for one travel grant of $1300 for domestic conferences or $1500 for international.
Faculty may apply for travel grant funding to:
- Give a scholarly presentation or an artistic performance at a professional meeting.
- Participate in a scholarly conference as a critic or discussant.
- Participate in a scholarly conference as a session organizer/chair of a session.
- Participate in a scholarly conference in a leadership role.
- Attend a scholarly conference or meeting (none of the above categories apply).
Travel Grant Application are due September 1, December 1, or April 1st. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Dean's Office.