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Faculty Development Grant

Last updated on Feb 28, 2023


NOTE: the Faculty Development Grant program is currently suspended.

Faculty Development Grants are intended to support faculty in their growth as instructors and professionals in their fields. Faculty Development Grants consolidated the travel and professional development grants to streamline the process and provide greater opportunity to faculty.

Any faculty member (except visiting and distinguished professors) may apply for the FDG in any of the three rounds of proposals. The funds may be used to support any of the following activities:

  • Travel to a conference, training or workshop (airfare, lodging, rental car, mileage, public transportation)
  • Registration fee for a conference, training or workshop
  • Subscription or access costs for professional work
  • Production or materials costs for professional work
  • Payment for services connected to your professional work, if it can be invoiced

Faculty Development Grants may not be used to reimburse faculty for their own time or work.

The maximum award amount is $1,500. Faculty may apply at each round, but may only be awarded one grant per academic year. Selected proposals will be funded at their full proposed amount, up to $1,500.

FDG grants are not retroactive and cannot cover expenses already spent. However, faculty may apply during any round for expenses planned up to 12 months after the awards are made. Faculty must submit reimbursement documentation within two weeks post travel (for travel-related expenses) or two weeks of expenditure (for all other expenses).

NOTE: Upon acceptance of award, awardees must meet in person with the Manager of Academic Affairs to review the reimbursement process and receive clearance to use their funds.

Selection Criteria

  • Clarity of statement of purpose and relevance to professional practice, teaching excellence, or program needs (scale score)
  • Appropriate and detailed budget with evidence (yes or no)
  • Next APT submission deadline is within next 18 months (yes or no)
  • Support of chair (yes or no)
  • Recentness of other CCA funding (scale score)
  • Diversity of proposals across divisions and faculty rank/status

Faculty Development Grant Review Committee Members
Nataly Gattegno | Faculty, Architecture
James Pierce | Faculty, Design
Christine Wang | Faculty, Painting & Drawing
Humanities & Sciences Faculty
Associate Provost

Evaluation Criteria

Apply now for the Faculty Development Grant. Choose the relevant application, create a user account, and submit.

Additional Requirements

Grantees must submit a summary report of the project and original receipts (not copies) of expenses for reimbursement by the corresponding deadline. In some cases, we appreciate faculty members' willingness to share experiences with members of the college by invitation of the committee.
Applicants are reminded to review the CCA Academic Policy regarding absences from teaching, and are advised to make appropriate arrangements should the award result in absence from class.

NOTE: Grants are awarded only for reimbursable expenses for the specific proposal requested; if the proposed activity changes after receiving the award, the faculty member must contact awarding body for approval and instructions prior to revising plans.

Contact Nina Eve Zeininger, Manager of Faculty Affairs & Records, Academic Affairs ( for additional information regarding the grants and the proposal process.