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Faculty Development Awards and University Recognitions

Some Faculty Development awards (Fisher Course Reassignments, Fisher Fellowships, and Faculty Fellowships) and other University recognitions (University Professorships and endowed chairs) carry some combination of salary supplements, project expense funds, professional expense funds, and reassigned time (see the chart below for details).  Faculty members may not hold simultaneously more than one Faculty Development award or more than one University recognition, except that faculty members on sabbatical may simultaneously hold a Faculty Fellowship.

Summary of Faculty Development Awards and Funds for Tenure-Track Faculty

UNIVERSITY RECOGNITIONSNumber of YearsSalary SupplementReassigned TimeProfessional Expenses

Johnson Family University Professorship



1 course/year


Endowed Departmental Chair*





FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AwardsNumber of YearsSalary SupplementReassigned TimeProfessional Expenses

Fisher Fellowship



3 courses


Faculty Fellowships



1 course/year


Fisher Course Reassignments


1 course


Pre-tenure Leaves


4 courses/
3 courses

Fisher Relocation Funds

Summer AwardsSalary SupplementProject Expenses

Summer Stipends



Student/Faculty Summer Research

$2,500 for a 10-week project (student receives $4,400)

$500 per student

*Most of the Endowed Chairs follow this pattern.  There are some that vary from this, such as the Tenzer, Peck, and Brady.