The University of Massachusetts Amherst

SBS Professional Development Award 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.
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.
Applications will include evidence that the award would assist the applicant in teaching and advising or related activities, and a suitable budget. The project narrative should include a description of achievements in teaching, advising, leadership and service and a discussion of how the award would further enhance the applicant’s success in these areas. The narrative should not exceed three single-spaced pages (additional pages may be used for a bibliography, if one is needed). A budget and budget justification should be on a separate and final page of the project description. Applications should also include a CV. Please note that incomplete or noncompliant proposals may be ruled ineligible and eliminated from the pool.
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Conference attendance; Curricular development; Research related to teaching/advising; Other
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