Probationary Grants may be used for a wide variety of purposes but must focus upon enhancing faculty development in scholarly, creative or artistic activity. The award may not be used to defray costs related to attending annually scheduled professional conferences or association meetings or purchasing computer hardware. Generally speaking, requests related to purely pedagogical projects and for the development of curricular materials are not considered appropriate for the purpose of this grant.
Eligible faculty may receive a maximum of two probationary grants of up to $500 each during their probationary period. Probationary faculty may only receive one probationary grant per academic year. All awards must be spent before May 31, 2012. Full-time, nontenured, tenure-track faculty in art, communication sciences and disorders, communication studies, languages and literatures, music, philosophy and world religions and theatre are eligible to apply. Applications for grants can be submitted to the dean's office at any time during the academic year.
Please see the detailed description and requirements on the Probationary Grant Application Form.