Faculty and Staff Professional Development Awards
SBS Staff Professional Development Awards
These awards are open to all full-time staff within SBS and are intended to provide professional development opportunities not otherwise available through existing units. Opportunities may include conference attendance, trainings, webinars, bringing in outside speakers or trainers, and other forms of professional development. We anticipate at least ten award recipients per year, of up to $1,000 each from SBS, to be matched 1:1 by departments, for a total maximum award of $2,000 per person or group. Departments that provide staff with professional development funds can redeploy those funds towards the departmental match.
Process and Criteria
SBS staff can apply two times per year, once in the fall and once in the spring. Deadlines are October 1 and March 1; award recipients will be announced within a month. Because of the departmental match, the department chair must endorse the proposal. The principal criterion is the contribution of the proposed activity to the staff member’s or group’s professional development. Preference will be given to first-time award recipients.
Effective project narratives and budget proposals should address the goal for the award, with any appropriate details connected to the staff and/or group members’ professional development. Project narratives and budget proposals should include any bibliographic references, as necessary.
SBS Research Development Awards
These awards are open to full-time tenure system SBS Associate Professors and are intended to promote the development and sustenance of research that will lead to promotion to Professor and continued scholarly achievement. Preference will be given to faculty who have been at the rank of Associate Professor for 5 or more years and those whose progress towards promotion has been constrained by significant service obligations. We anticipate up to two awards per year. Ideally, this award will be attached to a one-semester sabbatical, effectively providing the awardee with a full year’s leave and limiting the service burden on the department. Each award recipient will receive:
- Semester-long release from teaching, with departments compensated by the college
- Departmental and college service leave for one semester
- A research stipend up to $3500
Process and Criteria
There is one award cycle per year, with applications due November 1st. The award recipient(s) will be announced by December 1st. Because of the departmental commitment of a service release and teaching replacement, the department chair must endorse the proposal. Criteria for the award will include a credible research plan, justification of the budget requested, and convincing evidence that the award will assist the associate professor in their path towards promotion to full Professor within three years. Project narratives and budget proposals should include any bibliographic references, as necessary.
SBS Professional Development Awards for Full-Time Non-Tenure System Faculty
These awards are open to full-time faculty outside the tenure system and are intended to recognize past achievements in teaching, advising, leadership, and service and provide opportunities to further enhance success in these areas. We anticipate at least 8 awards per year, of up to $1,000 each from SBS, to be matched 1:1 by departments, for a total maximum award of $2,000 per person. The awards can be used for conference attendance, curricular development, research related to teaching/advising, and other responsibilities related to the faculty member’s position.
Process and Criteria
There is one award cycle per year, with applications due November 1st. Award recipients will be announced by December 1st. Because of the departmental match, applications must include the endorsement of the department chair. Criteria will include evidence that the award would assist the applicant in teaching and advising or related activities, and a suitable budget.
Effective project narratives and budget proposals should address the goal for the award, with any appropriate details connected to professional development within teaching, advising, and/or related activities. Project narratives and budget proposals should include any bibliographic references, as necessary.