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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.

DePauw’s Faculty Development Committee (FDC) embraces the role of faculty development in fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic community. We recognize that to maintain professional competence as educators in our liberal arts environment, DePauw faculty members must continually deepen their understanding of the complex problems around race and racism and must engage with antiracist practices, particularly in the classroom. This work may also involve other aspects of identity and systemic inequity with regard to their intersectionality with race. Thus, in accordance with DePauw’s mission, vision, and values, beginning in Fall 2021, applicants for competitive FDC funding must demonstrate their efforts to engage with antiracism.

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

DEADLINES

Last updated 10/5/2021

ABOUT EACH PROGRAMAPPLYDEADLINEAWARD YEAR
Fall and AY 2021-22 Inclusive Pedagogy Mini-Projects Apply September 15, 2021 AY 2021-22
Faculty Fellowship Apply September 29, 2021 AY 2022-25
J. William and Dorothy A. Asher Fund in the Social Sciences (Fall) Apply October 6, 2021 October 6, 2021 - March 30, 2022
J. William Asher and Anne F. Harris Endowed Fund in the Humanities (Fall) Apply October 6, 2021 October 6, 2021 - March 30, 2022
J. William Asher and Melanie J. Norton Endowed Fund in the Sciences (Fall) Apply October 6, 2021 October 6, 2021 - March 30, 2022
Fisher Course Reassignment Apply October 13, 2021 Fall 2022 or Spring 2023
Fisher Fellowship Apply October 27, 2021  AY 2022-23
Sabbatical/Pre-Tenure Leave Apply October 27, 2021 Fall 2022 and/or Spring 2023
Spring Inclusive Pedagogy Mini-Projects Apply December 3, 2021 Spring 2022
J. William and Dorothy A. Asher Fund in the Social Sciences  Apply March 9, 2022 April 1, 2022 - October 15, 2022
J. William Asher and Anne F. Harris Endowed Fund in the Humanities Apply March 9, 2022 April 1, 2022 - October 15, 2022
J. William Asher and Melanie J. Norton Endowed Fund in the Sciences Apply March 9, 2022 April 1, 2022 - October 15, 2022
Student-Faculty Summer Research Apply March 16, 2022 Summer 2022
Faculty Summer Stipends Apply April 6, 2022 Summer 2022
Professional Conference Fund  Apply First-come, First-served: minimum two weeks in advance AY 2021-22
Professional Workshop Fund Apply First-come, First-served: minimum two weeks in advance AY 2021-22
Professional Development Grant Apply First-come, First-served: minimum two weeks in advance AY 2021-22
One-Day Conference with Student(s) Apply First-come, First-served: minimum two weeks in advance AY 2021-22
Supplemental Conferences (CUR, GLCA)   First-come, First-served: minimum two weeks in advance AY 2021-22
Student Research & Artistic Grant Apply First-come, First-served: minimum two weeks in advance AY 2021-22

Quicklinks

General Information 
Faculty Development Committee & Related Roles Information About Student Research
Faculty Categories and Eligibility for Funding External Grants Database - Grant Forward
Faculty Development Awards & University Recognitions Payment For Research Participation
Faculty Study Carrels in the Library and Offices in the Prindle Institute Travel Arrangements and Accounting Procedures
OTHER UNIVERSITY FUNDING
J. William and Katherine C. Asher Endowed Research Fund in Psychology 
GLCA Grand Challenge Global Crossroads Grant
Internationalization Grand Challenge
Douglas and Mary Hallward-Driemeier Fund for the Honor Scholar Program