Faculty internal funding

Faculty Development Program

The Faculty Development Program, administered collaboratively by the SVPAA, the Faculty Development Coordinator and the Faculty Development Committee, supports the professional development of the faculty with income from endowed funds. The purpose of the Faculty Development Program is to provide resources and opportunities for the faculty to:

  • improve teaching effectiveness and engage in curriculum reform;
  • pursue research, scholarship, and creative projects;
  • exchange information and ideas on the teaching-learning process; and
  • be recognized for excellence in scholarship, teaching, and university service.

Eligibility details are provided in the Faculty Manual (PDF) – Faculty Development in Section 3. Necessary forms and appendices can be accessed by Norwich personnel through the University’s internal my.norwich website.

Please direct all questions about Faculty Development to facultydevelopment@norwich.edu. Prof. Lea Williams, Department of English and Communications, our Faculty Development Coordinator for the 2014-2017 academic years. A summary of activities and funding opportunities for 2015-2016 can be downloaded here.

Funding opportunities include: FD Activity Expenses Grants, FD College Grants, Research & Publication Expenses Grants, Curriculum Development Expenses Grants, Independent Study Leave, Board of Fellows Faculty Development Prize, Charles A. Dana Research Fellowships, Curriculum Development Fellowships, and Category I Dana Grants. On-Campus Activity Grants are also supported by the FD Program to enhance teaching effectiveness and professional competence of the faculty.

Chase Scholarship Initiative Program

The Chase Scholarship Initiative Program is designed to stimulate scholarly productivity of the faculty by providing internal funds in addition to those available through the Faculty Development Program.Funding for this program comes from the Chase Endowment for Academic Excellence, and is managed by the Associate Vice president for Research in collaboration with College Deans.

International Travel Grants

Description: To support international professional travel experiences.
Eligibility: Tenure-track Faculty.
Grant size: Up to $2,000, independent or supplemental to other grants.
Application: FD Activity or Proposal Applications, as appropriate, via Department Chairs and Deans to the AVPR.
Deadline: Rolling.

New Faculty Startup Grants

Description: To acquire equipment or other resources in support of research or other scholarly endeavors.
Eligibility: New Tenure-track Faculty.
Grant size: Between $1,000 and $5,000.
Application: By negotiation with College Deans and AVPR at time of hire.
Deadline: Prior to employment.

Visiting Scholar Program

Description: To bring renowned scholars to the university to stimulate the scholarly productivity of the faculty and to present some aspect of their work to the larger academic community at Norwich.
Eligibility: All faculty are eligible to submit proposals.
Grant size: Between $1,000 and $5,000.
Application: Chase Visiting Scholar Proposal, via Deans to AVPR.
Deadline: Rolling.

Recovered Indirect Cost (RIC) Program

The Norwich policy for use of recovered indirect costs (RICs) associated with external grants is published in an Administrative Memorandum. The basic policy is that when possible, we obtain RICs at the rate we are allowed, and these funds are shared between the PIs, departments/schools, research centers, colleges, the Office of Academic Research, and the university general fund. Faculty are encouraged to approach their chairs/directors and deans to learn more about access to these funds.

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