On-Campus Funding Programs

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The Instructional Incentive Awards Program is a competitive grant program administered by the Professional Development Center Board. It is available to all full‑time teaching faculty. These awards are meant to provide faculty, librarians, and professionals from the Academic Affairs division who have teaching responsibilities, or who support teaching faculty, with opportunities to explore uses of new technologies and equipment to enhance student learning. The awards is for purchasing equipment or technology that will be used in the classroom to enhance students’ intellectual experiences, as outlined in the Institutional Goals. Past awards have funded: digital recording devices, musical instruments, non-consumable lab equipment, instructional models, and software. Awards of up to $2,000 are available. Notification of awards occurs in the Spring Semester.

The Professional Development Award for Teaching and Learning sponsored by the Professional Development Center (PDC), provides support for professional development activities related to instructional design or the exploration of instructional methods to enhance student learning ($1,500). Fredonia acknowledges that faculty are teachers, scholars, professionals, and lifelong learners. To that end, these awards are meant to provide faculty (full-time, part-time, adjunct), librarians, and professionals who have teaching responsibilities with opportunities for personal/professional/scholarly advancement that enhance and expand their knowledge and skill. The PDC Board is responsible for reviewing applications and making award recommendations to the Provost, who grants the awards on behalf of the Fredonia College Foundation. This award does not fund equipment or materials.

The Amy Elizabeth Everett Awards Program is available to untenured but tenure track faculty in the Social Science Departments of Economics, History, Political Science, and Sociology and Anthropology. The award is named after the daughter of an emeritus member of our Political Science Department, Jack Everett. Awards are generally $350. The award covers: registration fees for conferences or workshops; consumable supplies; non-consumable supplies; travel and related expenses; research support; equipment lease or purchase; and, tuition at the maximum allowable SUNY rate at the time of application. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 30th at noon.

The Carnahan-Jackson Humanities Fund was established in the Fredonia College Foundation by David H. Carnahan and the Carnahan-Jackson Foundation of Jamestown, NY in 1993. The intent of the gift is to support events that enrich the cultural life of the University and include opportunities for community involvement. The award should fund activities that have a major impact on the campus and on the Chautauqua County Western New York area. Considering the goal of cultural enrichment, a variety of activities could be funded within the humanities. Some examples include visiting artist, scholar, performer; artist, poet, or novelist in residence; sponsorship of an on-campus event by a touring group or individual; matching funds for a larger grant in keeping with fund's objectives; or students coming to campus to experience an on-campus presentation. It is essential that any activity funded by the Carnahan Jackson Humanities Fund have a significant element of community involvement, community participation, or public performance. Proposals for activities or events which involve or benefit more than one college constituency i.e., cross disciplinary, or benefiting both faculty and students, will be favored. Deadlines are in October, grants awarded are generally in the $1,000 to $4,000 range.

The Robert W. Kasling Memorial Lecture Award permits members of the university faculty to present to a general audience aspects of their scholarly and/or creative interests. The lectures, which explain and examine the purposes, methods, and results of a particular area of scholarship or creativity, are intended to broaden the understanding of research being undertaken at Fredonia. The Kasling Award is also accompanied by an increase of $1,000 to the recipient's base salary. All faculty members are eligible to apply. The selection committee's judgment will be based on scholarly and/or creative excellence. The deadline varies, but it is usually in March every year.