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					Office of Research and                                         BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY                                                                                   Page 1 of 4
Sponsored Programs - 212 Centennial Hall              FACULTY DEVELOPMENT & GRANT OPPORTUNITIES                                                                 August 18, 2008
Ph. 389-4129                                                          2008-2009                                                                               Retain for Reference

Program Description                                                                       Funding Range          Approximate                    Contact & Details
                                                                                                                   Deadline

Grants for Research and Disciplinary Projects
These grants promote and support individual or joint research or disciplinary           $25,000 - $100,000          Fall 2008     Graduate Studies and Research
projects that will contribute to scholarly growth. Projects that will prepare faculty   (average is 8-10                          Office of Research and
to compete for extramural funding are encouraged. Availability of funding and           $4-10,000 per award)                       Sponsored Programs - 4129
specific guidelines are determined annually.                                            Up to $15,000 for start-up equipment
Special start-up equipment funding up to $15,000 possible
                                                                                        RFPs are issued by Office of Graduate Studies and Research. Proposals
                                                                                        are reviewed by the Faculty Professional Development Committee which recommends
                                                                                        funding to the Asst. Vice Pres. & Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.

Faculty Research Grants -- Not Available
Combined into Research and Disciplinary

Bloomsburg University Foundation & Academic Affairs - Project Support -                 Up to $10,000          November 9, 2007
Margin of Excellence                                                                    (In special                               Jerrold Harris, Office of Research
Faculty Projects                                                                        circumstances                             and Sponsored Programs - 4129.
•Distinctive educational programs that extend University curricular offering.           amounts can be
•Cutting edge research addressing the needs of the Commonweatlth and Nation.            higher).
•Entrepreneurial projects developed through the unique skills of University faculty.
                                                                                        Guidelines available from grants office. Submit application to
                                                                                        Office of Research & Sponsored Programs. Deans' Council ranks projects.
                                                                                        BUF votes final approval.


Special Projects in Academic Affairs - Not Available
Combined into Margin of Excellence grants
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES -- 2008 - 09                                                                                                               Page 2 of 4
                                                                                                               Approximate
Program Description                                                                     Funding Range             Deadline                       Contact & Details

College of Liberal Arts Special Initiatives                                          Determined annually       Mid - October                       James Ermatinger
                                                                                                                                                      Liberal Arts - 4410
To provide incentive for faculty growth and development in the arts. The
purpose is to fund activities related to instructional goals, professional growth,   Requests for proposals are issued by the Dean's Office at the beginning of
feasibility studies, and other projects not fundable through usual means. The        the fall semester. Applicants are notified of results by end of November.
focus is on projects that demonstrate imagination and/or creative potential.         Funding period is fiscal year -- retroactive to July 1 of current year through
Not generally used for equipment purchases.                                          June 30 of next year. A college-wide committee reviews/recommends
                                                                                     awards.

College of Science and Technology                                                    Determined annually Mid - October                             Robert Marande - College of
                                                                                                                                                    Science and Technology
To provide incentive for faculty growth and development in the sciences. The
purpose is to fund activities related to instructional goals, professional growth,   Requests for proposals are issued by the Dean's Office at the beginning of
feasibility studies, and other projects not fundable through usual means. The        the fall semester. Applicants are notified of results by end of November.
focus is on projects that demonstrate imagination and/or creative potential.         Funding period is fiscal year -- retroactive to July 1 of current year through
Not generally used for equipment purchases.                                          June 30 of next year. A college-wide committee reviews/recommends awards.


Proposal Development Awards                                                          The lessor of 1/20th of      Requests        Jerrold Harris - Office of Research
                                                                                     the estimated total          accepted          and Sponsored Programs -
The purpose of the Proposal Development awards is to facilitate the development      proposal amount or          throughout                 4129
of proposals for external support by faculty and staff. Small grants to aid in the   1/10th of the estimated      the year.
production of major proposals to federal an large state programs will be provided.   indirect cost funds
Awards are tied directly to proposal production and will not support exploratory     generated.
research.
                                                                                     Applications are reviewed by the Faculty Professional Development Committee
                                                                                     which recommends funding to the Dean of Graduates Studies and Research.

Reassigned Time                                                                      1/4 time 1 semester                                     Marlyse Heaps - Provost's
                                                                                     (Up to 18 annually;                                      Office - 4308 or Chair,
Supports one-quarter reassigned time for one semester for purpose of faculty         6 per semester)                                           Faculty Professional
development in the following areas:                                                                                                          Development Committee

Research Projects                       Instructional Projects                       Requests for proposals issued by Provost in late August for the next summer
Community Service Projects              Creative Arts                                and academic year. Follow outline/instructions in Reassigned Time Handbook.
Other                                                                                Faculty Professional Development Committee reviews/recommends awards
                                                                                     through the Dean of Graduates Studies and Research.
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES -- 2008 - 09                                                                                                       Page 3 of 4

Program Description                                                                   Funding Range         Approximate                   Contact & Details
                                                                                                              Deadline

Travel Funds

Departmental Budgets

Check with department chairpersons for procedure and amount                         Determined Annually                                Department Chairpersons
available to faculty.


Faculty Professional Development Travel Funds and                                   Determined Annually     Mid-October                       College Dean
Faculty Professional Development Travel through the
Bloomsburg University Foundation                                                    Guidelines issued in August by Provost. Review and approval process
                                                                                    determined by college committee.
To assist faculty in their professional development. First priority: conference
presenter at national or international meeting or a learned society.


Faculty travel (Project# 76280) funds may be used for professional development by
faculty who have been accepted as presenters at a professional conference, or
whose materials have been accepted for presentation. The conference must be
related to their academic discipline and their attendance must be approved in
advance by their respective Dean.

Student travel (Project# 55156) funds may be used for undergraduate or graduate
students who have been accepted as presenters at a professional conference, or
whose materials have been accepted for presentation. The conference must be
related to their academic discipline and their attendance must be approved in
advance by their student research advisor, their department chairperson and the

Faculty whose normal teaching load is on the Bloomsburg University campus
may earn faculty professional development funds that may be used for travel
by teaching off campus courses. These funds (up to $1,000 per semester)
are placed in a designated account for the exclusive use of the faculty member
earning the funds.
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES -- 2008 - 09                                                                                                              Page 4 of 4

Program Description                                                                      Funding Range        Approximate                      Contact & Details
                                                                                                                Deadline
Sabbatical Leave                                                                      5% of Faculty         February             Department Chairperson

A leave of absence not to exceed 18 university calendar weeks with full pay           Applications submitted to a University-wide Committee and Provost's
or 36 weeks with half pay for continuing education or research, or other              Office. BU Sabbatical Leave Committee reviews and recommends leaves
appropriate purposes. Eligibility: 7 or more years of service at a SSHE               to the President by April 1.
institution - 5 consecutive years at BU. Refer to APSCUF Collective
Bargaining Agreement for details. Faculty receiving half pay awards amy
seek extramural funding for additional compensation.

Kozloff Undergraduate Research Award                                                  Fall 2008

To foster undergraduate research and the development of intellectual excellence,      Two awards of $1000 in each of the four Colleges.
capable students who have conceptualized and initiated a scholarly project            One award must fund a project in the arts.
under the direction of a faculty mentor.                                              Proposals submitted to each College as per their instructions


President's Fund for Academic Enhancement                                             Up to $2000           TBA                  Jennifer Kluck - 4523
                                                                                                                                 Office of the President
Professional Development Grants will be awarded to faculty who assist the university
in meeting a number of important strategic goals. These funds will be placed in an                          Evaluated by four college deans and recommended to
individualized account, for a period of up to years, with the Provost as the signatory authority.           President. An email will be sent by President's Office
Since these are E&G Funds, they will be audited and State regulations apply to their use.                   Fall, 2006 with application details.
These Academic Enhancement Funds may be used for: professional travel, conference fees,
purchase of equipment, supplies, software, journal subscriptions, research, or student work support.

Departmental Indirect Cost Funds

Twenty Five Percent of the indirect cost funds earned by any grants are returned directly
to the originating department. These funds may be used for support of faculty professional                                       Departmental Chair
development activities or department initiatives.


Additional Funding Opportunities

Campus –Wide Committee on Human Relations                               Funding range
                                                                        Determined annually                 Approximate Deadline
                                                                                                            Mid – October
                                                                                                            End –January
Awards, sponsored by the Office of Social Equity, provide support for programs
that promote an understanding of diversity as well as increase cultural diverse                             Bob Wislock - Office of Social Equity - x4553
sensitivity to students, faculty and staff of backgrounds. They also encourage                              Nawal Bonomo/College of Liberal Arts/4725
cross-cultural dialogue on campus in order to prepare students for a
multi-cultural and global community.                                                                        Requests for proposals and guidelines are issued at
                                                                                                            the beginning of Fall and Spring semesters There are two
                                                                                                            funding cycles. A committee reviews/recommends funding.
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES -- 2008 - 09                                                                Page 5 of 5

For information on funding opportunities from state, federal, and foundation sources, please contact
the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Centennial Hall 212, ext. 4129.

The Office of Research and Sponsored programs maintains a Grant Search data base, and faculty with
specific projects in mind can have a funding search done for them. Contact the Office of Research and
Sponsored Programs, Centennial Hall 212, ext 4129 for details.

Faculty and staff may also access the Office of Federal Programs web site (http://www.aascu.nche.edu/ofp/).
This site provides links to 120 federal web sites with funding information.

				
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