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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.


 General Information
Faculty Development Committee & Related Roles
Faculty Categories and Eligibility for Funding
Faculty Development Awards & University Recognitions
Travel Arrangements and Accounting Procedures
External Grants Database - Grant Forward
Faculty Study Carrels in the Library and Offices in the Prindle Institute
Payment For Research Participation
Information About Student Research
Faculty Fellowship
Fisher Fellowship
Fisher Course Reassignment
Faculty Summer Stipend
Student Faculty Summer Research
Conference, Workshop, and Professional Expense Funding
Professional Conferences
Supplemental Conferences
Faculty One Day Conference with Student(s)
Professional Development Fund Grant
Douglas B. White Award 2018-2019
Frank W. Howes Student Summer Grant
Douglas A. and Phyllis G. Smith Endowed Fund for Student-Faculty Research
Student Research & Artistic Grant
Sabbatical Leaves and Pre-Tenure Leaves
Special Leaves
Other university funding
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


ProgramDeadline Award Year
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
First-come, First-served    
Student Research & Artistic Grant First-come, First-served    
Fisher Fellowship October 2, 2019 AY 2020-21
Faculty Fellowship October 2, 2019 AY 2020-23
Sabbatical/Pre-Tenure Leave October 23, 2019 Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021
Fisher Course Reassignment October 30, 2019 Fall 2020 or Spring 2021
Student-Faculty Summer Research March 4, 2020 Summer 2020
Faculty Summer Stipends April 8, 2020 Summer 2020