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Faculty Development

Faculty Development at DePauw University is a systematic, comprehensive, well-resourced effort to help us all do our best work, to learn and grow as individuals and as an intellectual and teaching community.

Our programs include short and long-term internal funding for conferences and research travel; stipends for course development and for scholarly and creative projects; sabbaticals and other leaves; and opportunities for a reduced teaching load to undertake research or teaching improvement. We see particular value in collaborative and/or interdisciplinary projects, in faculty research that involves students, in creative work as well as more traditional scholarship. A signature feature of our program is the John and Janice Fisher Fund, which enables the Faculty Development Program to support the scholarly, artistic, and curricular interests and development of faculty members and to recognize outstanding achievement on the part of colleagues. A major part of the Fisher Fund is the sabbatical supplement program. The fund also supports community activities such as Faculty Forums.

Accounting requires original, itemized receipts for all expenses.  Please use the accounting reimbursement voucher worksheet when submitting any receipts.


Conference and Workshop Funds First-come, First-served  
Professional Development Grant First-come, First-served  
One-Day Conference with Student(s) First-come, First-served  
Supplemental Conferences (CUR, GLCA) First-come, First-served  
Student Research & Artistic Grant First-come, First-served  
Fisher Fellowship September 30, 2020 AY 2021-22
Faculty Fellowship October 7, 2020 AY 2021-24
Asher Fund AH, SS, and SM: FALL October 7, 2020 October 15, 2020 – March 30, 2021
Inclusivity Pedagogy Mini-Projects (new program) October 14, 2020 AY 2020-21
Sabbatical/Pre-Tenure Leave October 21, 2020 Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022
Fisher Course Reassignment October 28, 2020 Fall 2021 or Spring 2022
Student-Faculty Summer Research March 3, 2021 Summer 2021
Asher Fund AH, SS and SM: SPRING March 3, 2021 April 1, 2021 – October 1, 2021
Faculty Summer Stipends April 8, 2021 Summer 2021


Faculty Development Committee & Related Roles Professional Conferences
Faculty Categories and Eligibility for Funding Workshops
Faculty Development Awards & University Recognitions Supplemental Conferences
Travel Arrangements and Accounting Procedures Faculty One Day Conference with Student(s)
External Grants Database - Grant Forward Professional Development Fund Grant
Faculty Study Carrels in the Library and Offices in the Prindle Institute Douglas B. White Award 
Payment For Research Participation Frank W. Howes Student Summer Grant
Information About Student Research Douglas A. and Phyllis G. Smith Endowed Fund for Student-Faculty Research
  Student Research & Artistic Grant
Faculty Fellowship Sabbatical Leaves and Pre-Tenure Leaves
Fisher Fellowship Special Leaves
Fisher Course Reassignment
Faculty Summer Stipend
Student Faculty Summer Research
Inclusive Pedagogy Team Mini Project Grant
J. William Asher and Dorothy A. Asher Fund in the Social Sciences 
J. William and Katherine C. Asher Endowed Research Fund in Psychology 
J. William Asher and Anne F. Harris Endowed Fund in the Humanities
J. William Asher and Melanie J. Norton Endowed Fund in the Sciences
GLCA Grand Challenge Global Crossroads Grant
Internationalization Grand Challenge
Douglas and Mary Hallward-Driemeier Fund for the Honor Scholar Program