Faculty Development Mini Grant

In addition to instructional, advising, and committee duties, GCU faculty remain productive scholars and contributors to the community. The Faculty Development Committee ensures continued faculty excellence. To apply for a grant, please fill out the Mini Grant (pdf) Application form.

Who can apply?

Any full-time faculty member seeking to participate in a faculty development activity with an expenditure that exceeds the departmental per-instructor limit.

If presenting a paper, please first apply for funds from the provost.

When should I apply?

Applications are accepted during the fall and spring semesters of each academic year. Activities initiated during the fall semester (Sep-Dec) and winter break (Dec-Jan) are eligible for a FALL award and activities initiated during spring (Jan-May) and summer (Jun-Aug) are eligible for a SPRING award.

What activities are funded?

Funded activities have included scholarly research, creative activities within your discipline, conference attendance, and other activities consistent with the mission of the university. Research associated with a doctoral dissertation must also relate to your current teaching assignments. Student support/assistance and doctoral-level coursework are not eligible for funding.

What are the grant amounts?

$4,000 per academic year is alotted for mini-grants. The average award is $300 and the maximum is $600, depending on the number of applications.

What's the selection process?

The Faculty Development Committee reviews the applications and gives priority to applicants who have not received a mini-grant in the current or previous academic year.

What are the requirements?

Awardees are required to submit a one-page report upon completion of the activity. The Faculty Development Committee also invites recipients to share their activities at a lunchtime discussion with other faculty members.

What are the deadlines?

Completed forms must reach the Chair of the Faculty Development Committee on or before November 15 for the Fall award; on or before April 20 for the Spring award


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