Grants have been awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year. Check back in early Fall 2018 for next year's grant application guidelines.
The Office of the Provost and Faculty Career Development (FCD) created the Lecturers’ Professional Development Grants to acknowledge the many contributions of RIT’s lecturers. This grant program provides funds for professional development activities that involve teaching, development and/or creative endeavors. Grants of up to $2,000 each will be awarded. Submissions are limited to one grant application per faculty each academic year.
Examples of appropriate expenditures include participation at conferences, national professional meetings and pedagogical programs, graduate student or work study assistance, travel required to access resources at other institutions. Funding for software/hardware acquisition or other equipment, professional membership fees or licensure, tuition, or additional faculty salaries will not be considered.
All full-time lecturers, senior lecturers and principal lecturers with continuing appointments at RIT are eligible to apply.
Applications must be submitted online along with a Verification Form from your department head/chair. Applications without a signed Verification Form will not be considered. Due dates for grants for the 2018-2019 academic year will be available in early fall 2018.
Check back in fall 2018 for updated application materials.
On the application you will provide:
Proposals will be reviewed by a faculty selection committee; recipients will be notified by December 1. If you are awarded a grant you will receive instructions for accessing funds and reporting on the use of your grant. Typically funds are available from November through the following June 30.
We would like to share your experience and request that all grant recipients help disseminate their results by completing a brief report following the project completion sharing the imapct of this grant on your professional development, success in your field, teaching, etc. Your outcomes may be used on the FCD website or other materials.
Questions should be directed to the Faculty Career Development team at FCDS@rit.edu.