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Eligibility for Funding

Category A: All full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members, all faculty members on renewable term appointments (including librarians), and faculty members on multi-year term appointments beginning prior to July 1, 2017. 

Faculty members in Category A are eligible to apply for:

  • Professional Conference Fund - $3,600 per three-year cycle (two-year appointments beginning prior to July 1, 2017, receive $2,400 over the two years)

  • Professional Development Fund (PDF) - $2,000 per academic year

  • Professional Workshop Fund - $1,000 (per academic year)

  • Supplemental Conference Fund (for CUR & GLCA)

  • Fisher Fellowship - must be tenured to apply. Fisher Fellowships can only be held at least one academic year away from a leave.

  • Faculty Fellowships - must be tenured to apply.

  • Fisher Course Reassignments - term faculty members are eligible after a successful interim review. Fisher Course Reassignments may not be taken during a leave year.

  • Summer Stipends - must hold the terminal degree to apply. Summer Stipends may not be taken directly preceding or following a leave.

  • Student/Faculty Summer Research - faculty members must hold the terminal degree to apply.

  • Sabbatical Leave - must be tenured.

  • Pre-tenure Leave - must have completed satisfactory interim review.

  • Pre-retirement Leave - must be tenured.

Category B: Full-time employees in the years in which they teach part-time, and emeriti faculty members in the years in which they teach.  Faculty Development awards are made only for activities in the professional areas of teaching responsibilities.

Faculty members in Category B may receive a total of $500 per academic year from any combination of the Professional Conference Fund, the Professional Workshop Fund, and the Professional Development Fund.

These faculty members are also eligible for the Supplemental Conference Fund (CUR & GLCA).

Continuing faculty members in Category B are eligible to apply for Summer Stipends and Student/Faculty Summer Research awards, provided they hold the terminal degree.

Category C: Faculty members with one-year or multi-year term appointments including post-doctoral term appointments, beginning on or after July 1, 2017. (One-semester term faculty members are not eligible for funding.)

Faculty members in Category C may receive up to $1200 per academic year from any combination of the Professional Conference Fund, the Professional Workshop Fund and the Professional Development Fund. In the case of multi-year term appointments, this amount may be spread over multiple years ($2400 over two years for a two-year term, $3600 over three years for a three-year term); however, no more than $2000 per faculty member will be awarded from the Professional Development Fund in any given year. 

Faculty members in Category C are also eligible for the Supplemental Conference Fund (CUR & GLCA).

Category D: Part-time Faculty Members (First-year part-time faculty members are not eligible for funding.) Part-time faculty members who have completed two semesters at DePauw may receive a total of $500 per academic year from the Professional Conference Fund, the Professional Workshop Fund, and the Professional Development Fund.