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Faculty Support Programs

College Support Programs

Faculty Conference Travel Support Program

Dean's Strategic Faculty Travel Support Program

Professional Development Support Program

Faculty Grant Proposal Submission Incentive Program

Faculty Salary Savings Incentive Program

Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Program

Launch the Future Seed Grant Program

Undergraduate Research Trainees

 

University Support Programs

PRF Year-Long Research Grants

PRF Summer Faculty Grants

PRF International Travel Grants

Kinley Trust Fellowships

 

Faculty Conference Travel Support Program

Effective with the 2013-14 fiscal year, the faculty conference travel support program has been expanded and is now available to all faculty. The purpose of these awards is to help defray the costs of traveling to a professional conference in order to present a paper or participate in another professional capacity. Two categories of faculty may apply: (1) Junior Faculty, i.e., tenure-track assistant professors, tenure-track associate professors who are not yet tenured, and clinical assistant professors with less than six years of service; and (2) Senior Faculty, i.e., tenured faculty or clinical faculty with six or more years of service. Preference will be given to junior faculty and to those who do not have other available travel funds. In most cases, these travel awards will not exceed $350, depending on availability of funds. Note: only one request will be accepted for this travel funding per faculty member per fiscal year.

 

Dean's Strategic Faculty Travel Support Program

The COE Dean's Strategic Faculty Travel Support Program is intended to provide support for faculty travel related to strategic discovery, learning, and/or engagement initiatives of the College of Education that will result in future benefits to the College of Education. These awards are not designed to support faculty travel to present papers at conferences. All College of Education voting faculty members are eligible to apply. In most cases, awards will not exceed $500.

Prior to applying for these funds, please consult with your department head about your plans and determine what support, if any, your department can provide. Complete and submit an application to the Office of the Associate Dean for Discovery and Faculty Development. If your travel is approved, complete the necessary travel forms. Within 30 days of completion of the travel, submit a short report describing the outcomes to the Office of the Associate Dean for Discovery and Faculty Development.

 

Professional Development Support Program

The Professional Development Support Program provides funds for faculty members to participate in professional development experiences (e.g., workshops, seminars) that will enhance their abilities to pursue external funding, improve their scholarship, or develop professionally in other ways that will ultimately benefit the college and university. Typically, these awards will pay some or all of the registration costs for professional development workshops or seminars related to grant-writing, scholarly writing, or other relevant topics. In most cases, awards will not exceed $500.

To apply for these funds, complete and submit an application to the Office of the Associate Dean for Discovery and Faculty Development. Within 30 days of completion of the professional development event, submit a short report describing the outcomes to the Office of the Associate Dean for Discovery and Faculty Development.

 

Faculty Grant Proposal Submission Incentive Program

This program provides incentive funds to faculty for grant submissions. It applies to full grants (preliminary proposals are excluded) in excess of $100,000 per year (not including cost sharing) submitted through the Central Pre-Award Office or the DLRC. Some direct costs (e.g., salary savings, GA lines) must accrue to the College of Education. Credited PIs or co-PIs (up to three) are eligible to receive incentive funding in the amount of: $200 for submissions to a federal or state agency or $100 for submissions to a private agency. Please submit your request for incentive funding during the fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) of submission of the grant proposal; you may submit a request for this incentive regardless of funding status.


 

Faculty Salary Savings Incentive Program

As an incentive to faculty members who secure salary savings through external funding (i.e., replace general fund salaries and wages with support from an external source), 10% of the salary savings will be returned to the faculty member's incentive account. These funds, within the parameters set by university policy, may be used at the faculty member's discretion to support professional travel, purchase of equipment, materials and supplies, and other legitimate professional expenses. As with any use of university funds, equipment and materials purchased are the property of Purdue University. No application form is necessary to receive these funds; transfers will be made at the end of each academic semester by the COE Business Office.

 

Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Program

The COE Interdisciplinary Program is intended is intended to encourage collaboration on interdisciplinary initiatives that have the potential to lead to externally supported research projects or projects that can generate revenue to the college in other ways (e.g., professional development). Project teams that are awarded a seed grant are expected to either submit a proposal to an external funding agency or outside organization (e.g., company, foundation) for continuation of the project effort at the conclusion of the seed grant period or develop a plan for institutionalization of a revenue-generating program. Proposals must demonstrate collaboration through an interdisciplinary approach (i.e., cross-program, cross-department) as well as close collaboration with at least one COE center to address strategic aims of the college and the cooperating center. Up to two $7,500 seed grants will be awarded. The Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Program has been suspended for the current year; faculty are encouraged to consider the Launch the Future Seed Grant program.

 

Launch the Future Seed Grant Program

This new opportunity for 2014 will support initiatives designed to foster the development of human potential through discovery, learning, and engagement and will prioritize initiatives which are focused on the grand challenges of STEM education and social justice. Two categories of awards will be supported: (1) incubator projects, funded at up to $25,000, and (2) larger-scale projects, funded at up to $100,000. The goal of both categories is to support faculty and staff in working toward large-scale, collaborative, interdisciplinary projects that support the strategic aims of the college.

  • Category I (up to $25,000) projects: Call for proposals (Deadline: September 1, 2014)
  • Category II (up to $100,000) projects: Call for proposals (Preproposal deadline: October 1, 2014)

 

Undergraduate Research Trainee (URT) Program

The URT program in the College of Education was conceived to provide seed grant support for faculty in their research and scholarly activities and to offer a rich initial experience in educational research for outstanding undergraduate students. Each URT will be awarded a stipend of $1,000 per academic year and is expected to work 6-8 hours per week assisting a faculty member with the URT grant project. The URTs also attend a year-long course on research methods. These URTs can be of major assistance in implementing one's research activities. They can assist in library research, data collection, coding data, analysis of data, preparation of conference papers/poster presentations, and other related activities. URTs gain valuable research experience through participation in the program, and faculty members get a pair of helping hands. Faculty interested in mentoring an URT during the 2014-15 academic year should submit a completed application by noon, August 29, 2014.

 

PRF Year-Long Research Grants

PRF Research Grants are one-year awards made by the Office of the Vice President for Research to assist faculty who supervise Ph.D. research in the development of new or the continuation of ongoing research projects by providing support for a half-time (0.50 FTE) PRF Research Assistantship. Available PRF Research Grants are allocated on an annual basis to Purdue University Schools/Colleges that administer graduate programs granting the Ph.D. degree. All graduate faculty members who supervise Ph.D. research are eligible to apply for a PRF Research Grant. A faculty member may not have two PRF Research Grants active simultaneously.

In the College of Education, most PRF Year-Long Research Grants are allocated through a competitive application and review process. The call for applications is usually issued in late fall or early spring. Proposals consist of a cover page, 100-200 word abstract, 5-page narrative, references, and ancillary information including timeline, role of the graduate assistant, discussion of sustainability, and discussion of prior PRF support. Applications undergo a peer review process, and the most highly rated proposals are recommended for funding. Awards typically have a June 1 to May 31 project period, although the researcher may request a delayed start from the Office of the Vice President for Research. A PRF Research Grant may be used to provide half-time support to any doctoral student in good standing. If the research involves human subjects, the researcher must obtain approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to activation of funding.

For additional information please visit: Funding Sources from the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships.

 

PRF Summer Faculty Grants

Summer Faculty Grant awards enable successful applicants to continue full-time scholarly work during the summer and may not be held concurrently with any other appointment. The awards are for full-time, tenure-track, academic year faculty members, who will be in residence in the following academic year and are in the early stages of their careers. A qualified applicant must be an untenured assistant or associate professor or an assistant or associate professor who obtained tenure no more than three years prior to the summer for which support is requested. An applicants should have received not more than one previous Summer Faculty Grant.

The College of Education is typically allocated only one PRF Summer Faculty Grant. The grant is awarded through a competitive application and review process. The call for applications is usually issued in late fall or early spring. Proposals consist of a cover page, 100-200 word abstract, 5-page narrative, references, and ancillary information including timeline, discussion of sustainability, and a short vita. Applications undergo a peer review process, and the most highly rated proposal is recommended for funding. The award provides funding (a flat amount) for two months of summer employment; the recipient may not hold another appointment during the grant period. If the research involves human subjects, the researcher must obtain approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to activation of funding.

For additional information please visit: Funding Sources from the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships.

 

PRF International Travel Grants

The purpose of the International Travel Grant Program is to assist Purdue tenure-track and research faculty members in scholarly attainment by providing a portion of the travel costs to those who will have an active role (presenting papers or serving as officials) at recognized international meetings. The award amount for all grants will be up to $1,000. The amount awarded can be used for all approve travel expenses up to the amount of award. Research and tenured or tenure-track faculty members must continue employment with Purdue University on either an academic-year or twelve-month appointment in the following fiscal year to be eligible for a given year's PRF International Travel Grant. Travel must be completed during a given fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).

The College of Education is typically allocated several PRF International Travel Grants each year. The call for applications is usually issued in late spring and/or early fall. To apply, submit a completed application form by the announced deadline. Applications are reviewed by the Associate Dean for Discovery and Faculty Development and recipients are notified. Latitude is given the deans in setting additional criteria for application and award of travel grants within their schools/colleges.

For additional information please visit: Funding Sources from the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships.

 

Kinley Trust

The Kinley Trust funds research relating to human welfare. The competition is exclusive to the West Lafayette campus and is limited to faculty principal investigators (PIs). This endowment was established to fund research which uses a social science perspective to explore methods for improving the human condition. The selection committee generally recommends funding individual projects with a maximum budget of $20,000. Projects are selected which use a social science perspective to explore methods for improving the human condition. Successful proposals stand alone as independent projects (not a dependent component of a larger program), are grounded in theory, have a clear relationship to the literature, and fully describe the methodology.

A request for nominations is solicited from each academic dean. The call for pre-proposals will come from the dean's office, typically early in the fall. As an initial step, interested Education researchers should submit a one-page pre-proposal to the office of the Associate Dean for Discovery and Faculty Development by the deadline in October. Internal pre-proposals will be ranked and forwarded to the university selection committee which will request full proposals in December. Individuals asked to submit full proposals have until the latter part of January to submit them. The university review committee will select the winners.

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