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Faculty Categories and Eligibility for Funding

Category A: Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Members and Faculty Members on Mulit-Year (2 or 3 or more years) or Renewable Term Appointments (including Librarians) beginning new appointments after July 1, 2014.

Faculty members in Category A are eligible to apply for:

  • Professional Conference Fund - $3,600 per three-year intervals (2-year appointments receive $2,400)

  • Professional Development Fund Grants (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 third-year 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 the Professional Conference Fund, the Professional Workshop Fund, and the Professional Development Fund.

They 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 Appointments (One semester term faculty members are not eligible for funding.)

Faculty members in Category C may receive up to $800 per academic year from the combination of the Professional Conference Fund, the Professional Workshop Fund and the Professional Development Fund.

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.