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CTL offers several grant opportunities that support faculty professional development. Application forms are linked to the titles of the grants described.

All grant awards must be expended within the fiscal year that they are awarded (July 1st – June 15th).

All grants must receive approval prior to travel or project. PLEASE carefully read the Guidelines and Application for your Grant.



Institutional Improvement Grant

Unfortunately, all funds have been expended for this grant. Please explore other possibilities on this page for funding options.

Funding for projects to improve the classroom environment and/or methods of instruction.
Select the grant title above to access the application.
*Requests for support for travel should be submitted through an Academic Advancement Grant (below).

Maximum Award
Determination based on scope of project and available funding.
($300 - $1,800)

Deadline & Guidelines
FY20 Ongoing
Guidelines


Speaker Series Grant

Supports bringing qualified experts to campus to further and enhance UCM goals and mission.
Select the grant title above to access the application.

Maximum Award

$1000
($500 - $1,000)


Deadline
FY20 Ongoing



Professional Enhancement Committee (PEC) Mini-Grant

Biannual PEC Faculty Senate Committee funding for field research, resource materials, workshops, and panelists/consultants.

Maximum Award
Determined each funding period by the Professional Enhancement Committee of Faculty Senate.
($50 - $1,000)


Deadline
Check the PEC website for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 deadlines.



NEW: Academic Advancement Grant

Unfortunately, all funds have been expended for this grant. Please explore other possibilities on this page for funding options.

Supports the disciplinary and pedagogical knowledge of the instructor and the reputation of the institution. This includes, but may not be limited to, instructional and professional development, program development, learning from an expert in the field, and research projects.
Select the grant title above to access the application.

Maximum Award
Up to $500 for in-Missouri travel;
Up to $750 for travel within contiguous 48 states;
Up to $1,000 for international travel/Hawaii, Alaska.
Applications are reviewed and approved as received in CTL, and funds are dispensed on a first-come, first-served basis.


Limitations
One Faculty Teaching Grant award per faculty member, per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30th).

Eligibility
All full-time faculty are eligible to apply for funding.

Applicants are encouraged to seek additional support from departmental, college, and/or other sources. Requests must be made at least one month prior to travel.

All travel must be completed by June 30th. If awardee cannot attend the conference, workshop, etc. originally approved for funding, the grant funding cannot be transferred to another grant request.

Deadline & Guidelines
FY20 Ongoing
Guidelines



Request for Academic Leave

Academic leaves are granted to enhance the individual (faculty or staff), thereby improving the overall educational environment of the university. The granting of academic leaves will be based on the expectation that the faculty/academic staff member will utilize the period for professional growth and development as related to the individual’s UCM academic assignment and goals. Some appropriate goals for academic leaves include: to add knowledge in the academic field, to enhance teaching effectiveness, to broaden fields of competency, and/or to acquire other valuable professional experience.

Guidelines and Application
Requesting Academic Leave
Submit Academic Leave requests through PEC.


Scholarly Activity Fund (SAF)

Offered by the Office of Graduate Education & Research the Scholarly Activity Fund supports travel for eligible full-time faculty to state/regional, national, or international professional meetings or events to present their scholarly papers, exhibits, and musical or dramatic performances.

Maximum Award
Funding is provided based upon distance of travel.

Deadline & Guidelines
For more information and the application process, visit the Faculty Resources page.


American Democracy Project (ADP) grants

ADP co-sponsors a variety of programs and activities through the awarding of grants to interested faculty, staff, and students. Grants are awarded in the fall.

Maximum Award
Varies

Deadline & Guidelines
For more information and the application process, visit the ADP website.


UCM Alumni Foundation Opportunity Grant Program
Background
The UCM Foundation launched this grant program in 2013 to support targeted, student-centered activities resulting in significant outcomes that benefit the university's learning environment and students' academic experience.

Maximum Award
Grants start at $100 and range to an individual maximum of $5,000.

Deadline & Guidelines
Grants are funded on the fiscal year running July 1 through June 30.
For more information, visit the UCM Alumni Foundation Opportunity Grant Program website


Recently Awarded Grant Proposals
Academic Development Grant:
Miriam Fuller,
attend the 16th Triennial Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society in Exeter, England July

Kristee Haney,
attend the Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute in Winchester, VA

Institutional Improvement Grant:
Jeremy Underwood,
four rolling mobile workstations

Speaker Series Grant:
Anthony Pursell, Julie Giroux and Dustin Seifert
to Campus, Music

Amber Clifford, Edith Sheffer, Ph.D.
Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna
v2.5