Roanoke College

Internal Grants through FDC

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Teaching related grants of money and time are available from Faculty Development Committe with deadlines in both Fall and Spring semesters. Apply through GrantPro.

Curriculum Development Grant (Oct. 1, Feb. 1)
Curriculum development grants are awarded to faculty members for work on projects relating directly to teaching.

Curriculum Development Semester (Oct. 1)
Provides 1) one-course reduction in teaching load for one semester 2) release from all committee and student advising assignments and release from all departmental assignments except teaching.

Faculty Summer Study Award (Oct. 1)
A stipend of $2,000 while conducting in-depth study of a teaching-related field over at least a five-week period.

Faculty Enrichment Grant (Oct. 1, Feb. 1)
Funds for expenses incurred in the enrichment of teaching activities for which no funds are available from the faculty member's department.

Cluster and Task Force Funding (Oct. 1)
Funds for small groups of faculty members working on topics related to teaching or faculty development.

Course Materials Development Grant (Feb. 1)
Funds for the acquisition of specialized, permanent teaching materials for new courses or significant upgrades of existing courses.

Research related grants of money and time are available from Faculty Development Committee with deadlines in both Fall and Spring semesters. Apply through GrantPro.

Starter Grant (Monday after Fall Break, Feb 1)
Helps new faculty members begin a program of research.

Faculty Research Grant (Monday after Fall Break, Feb 1)
Funds for research-related expenses such as travel to libraries, supplies, materials (e.g. tapes, books), and student assistants.

Faculty Summer Research Award (Monday after Fall Break)
A stipend of $2,000 to conduct a research or professional writing project over at least a five-week period.

Faculty Research Semester (Monday after Fall Break)
Provides 1) one-course reduction in teaching load for one semester 2) release from all committee and student advising assignments and release from all departmental assignments except teaching

Roanoke Faculty Scholar Program (Monday after Fall Break)
Redefines teaching load for the purpose of developing or maintaining a program of scholarly activity over a three-year period.

Student Summer Scholar Program (Mar 1)
Creates an opportunity for qualified students, working independently under the supervision of a faculty mentor, to develop self-sufficiency and critical thinking skills vital for success in post-graduate years.

Sabbatical (Feb 15)
Provides 100% of salary and released time for one semester (semester sabbatical) or 50% of salary and released time for one year (year sabbatical). Apply to the Faculty Development Committee. Full-time, tenured faculty members with six or more years of full-time service at Roanoke College.