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Faculty Categories and Eligibility for Funding

Faculty Categories for Funding

Category A: Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Members, and Faculty Members on Multi-Year (2 or 3 or more years) or Renewable Term Appointments (including Librarians) beginning new appointments after July 1, 2013.

Faculty members in Category A are eligible for:

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

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

  • Professional Workshop Fund - $1,000 (one time workshop per year)

  • Supplemental Conference Fund (for CUR & GLCA)

Faculty members in Category A are also eligible to apply for:

  • 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 from two to twenty semesters at DePauw may receive a total of $300 per academic year from the Professional Conference Fund, the Professional Workshop Fund, and the Professional Development Fund. Those faculty members who have completed more than twenty semesters may receive up to $500 combined funding per academic year.

Faculty members may hold more than one major faculty development award and university recognition (see full list) simultaneously with the restrictions noted in the table below.

Holder of an award which extends into the following yearMay apply for (or be considered for) the following awardsMay not apply for (or be considered for) the following awards

Sabbatical

Faculty Fellowship; University Professorship; Distinguished Prof. Award; Department Endowed Prof.

Fisher Fellowship; Fisher Course Reassignment

Fisher Fellowship

University Professorship; Distinguished Prof. Award; Department Endowed Prof.

Fisher Course Reassignment; Faculty Fellowship

University Professorship

Fisher Fellowship; Dept. Endowed Prof. (normally only 1 year overlap)

Faculty Fellowship; Distinguished Prof. Award; Fisher Course Reassignment

Distinguished Professorship

Fisher Fellowship; Dept. Endowed Prof.

Faculty Fellowship; Fisher Course Reassignment; University Professorship

Faculty Fellowship

University Professorship; Distinguished Prof. Award; Department Endowed Prof.

Fisher Course Reassignment; Fisher Fellowship

Department Endowed Professorship

University Professorship; Distinguished Prof. Award; Fisher Fellowship; Faculty Fellowship; Fisher Course Reassignment