THE HARTT SCHOOL
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND COMMITTEE
RULES AND PROCUEDURES
The Faculty Development Fund Committee of The Hartt School exists to distribute funds
specifically designed for Hartt faculty development through a process of application and
2. Committee Membership
a) Make-Up of the Committee
The Committee comprises seven full-time Hartt collegiate faculty members. Each of the
6 areas of study will be represented: Academic Studies, Instrumental Performance, Vocal
Performance, Music Education, Dance, and Theatre. These members will be chosen by
Division Directors. In addition, there will be one at- large member, appointed by the
Dean of The Hartt School.
b) Length of Service
Committee members will serve for a term of twp years. At least three new members will
join the committee every year. Members may not serve two consecutive terms.
A member of the committee who has completed on year of service will be elected by the
committee members at the end of the academic year to serve as the committee’s Chair for
the next academic year.
Four committee members shall constitute a quorum.
3. Funding Eligibility
All Hartt collegiate faculty are eligible to receive funds. Preference will be given to full-time
faculty. There is no restriction on how often faculty members may apply for funds, but priority
will be given to faculty who have not recently received funding for more than one project, a
separate application is required for each request. Faculty Development Fund Committee members
who are requesting funds must excuse themselves from deliberations and votes concerning their
4. Application Procedure
Applications may be submitted to the committee twice during the academic year. The deadlines
for applications will be October 15 and February 15. The committee will meet at least twice
during the academic year to evaluate and consider funding proposals. The committee may consider
retroactive funding of recently-concluded projects or activities if funds are available.
5. Funding Limits
Awards will normally not exceed $2,000.
6. Named Grant
Any award of $4,000 or more will be designated a Primrose Fuller Faculty Development Grant.
Acknowledgement of this named grant must be included on all related published materials.
7. Eligible Proposals
The committee will consider funding any activity which will further the career of a faculty
member as a professional performer, creative artist, teacher or scholar and which will bring
prestige to The Hartt School and the University of Hartford. Faculty Development Fund grants
may not be used, however, for costs associated with the completion of an academic degree.
Activities which will be considered for funding include, but are not limited o, research projects,
creative works, performances, publication costs, and professionally-related travel expenses. Meals
will be reimbursed at a rate of no more than $40 per diem. Air travel will be reimbursed at a
rate not exceeding economy fare.
8. Reporting Requirement
Faculty members who have received funding from the Faculty Development Fund are required to
submit a report on the project or activity. Failure to fulfill this requirement may be reflected in the
committee’s future decisions.
9. Committee Report
The committee will issue and distribute to the faculty a yearly report which will list the names of
all faculty who have been awarded funds along with the amount and purpose of the award.
Information about awards will be made available to faculty upon request.
10. Application for funds will take the following form:
The Hartt School
Faculty Development Fund Application
Send application to Current Chair, Gabor Viragh, Hartt Box 483 or
via e-mail as a Microsoft Word attachment to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
I. Name of Applicant
Department, Rank and Tenure Status
Date of last Hartt Faculty Development Grant
Time period of proposed activity
II. Detailed description of proposed activity/project
III. Expectations: Explain the desired goals in terms of publication, performance, exhibition or
professional/artistic enrichment. Explain the significance of the activity/project to the professional
development of the applicant.
IV. Budget: Include expenses, the amount sought from the Faculty Development Fund, and any
outside sources of income. Note: Grants will not normally exceed $2,000.
V. Partial Funding: Will the applicant accept an award of an amount less than that requested?
VI. Supporting Materials: Applicants may submit additional materials such as letters, invitations, etc.
relating to the proposed activity.