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Faculty Development Grants
Adjunct Professional Development Grants
The Office of the Provost and Faculty Career Development created the Adjunct Professional Development Grant to provide funds for adjunct faculty to be used toward their professional development, such as attending conferences, workshops, meetings or delivering presentations as a means to further their expertise in teaching at RIT.
Faculty Stretch Grants
The Faculty Stretch Grant is designed to support activities that are closely aligned with the goals and objectives of Faculty Career Development (FCD) and the RIT community with regard to faculty success, leadership development, mentoring, or promotion/tenure by providing funds to RIT faculty and/or their Colleges to support related projects. The grants are intended to provide an opportunity to stretch dollars to support faculty with an idea or venture that is somewhat broad in scope, but impacts faculty within the College or across departments. This type of grant is intended ‘for the larger good’ of the College or department, not an individual’s personal professional development. Funding will be decided based on wider institutional impact.
Faculty Mentoring Grants
The Office of the Provost and Faculty Career Development (FCD) sponsor mini-grants to support faculty mentoring at RIT. Each peer-mentoring or other faculty mentoring group at RIT may request funding for one project or activity each academic year. Requests up to $2,000 will be considered. The mentoring projects or activities for which you are requesting grant funds must be related to teaching excellence, dissemination of scholarly works, or grant proposal development. The goal is for you to participate in activities or projects that will help your mentoring group be successful. Requests related to general professional development activities/projects will not be considered.
Projects or activities may include guest speakers, site visits to a corporate or government entity, conference attendance, launch of an e-journal, webinar participation, workshops, etc. Funding for software/hardware acquisition or other equipment, professional membership fees or licensure, tuition, or additional faculty salaries will not be considered. Submissions are limited to one grant application proposal per individual faculty, each academic year.
Lecturers’ Professional Development Grants
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.
Further information about eligibility, important dates, the selection process, and the application are available through the Faculty Career Development Website.