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Faculty Development Funding Opportunities

Full-Time Faculty

Part-Time Faculty

Additional Opportunities

Portland State faculty and staff may be eligible for additional internal funding opportunities through:

 


Full-Time Faculty
(appointments of 0.50 FTE or greater)

Faculty Travel Awards are administered by the Faculty Development Committee appointed by the Faculty Senate. 

Faculty Enhancement Grants are administered by the Faculty Development Committee appointed by the Faculty Senate. The Committee supports a broad range of professional development activities.

Institutional Career Review is addressed in the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the AAUP, Article 16. The Faculty Senate is charged, by the provost, to conduct a review and reconsideration of current guidelines. During this review, units should continue to follow current institutional and unit guidelines for review of post tenure faculty. No funding is currently designated for this program. Faculty are encouraged to apply for funding through the Faculty Development Grant Program.

  • Contact: department chairs, dean's offices

 

The President's Mini-Grant Awards. The Office of Global Diversity & Inclusion and the Diversity Action Council (DAC) seek to promote a positive campus climate for diversity; support the development of diversity curriculum; enhance communications across race, gender, and other boundaries; and assist in the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration. The President’s Diversity Mini-Grant Program supports diversity activities that address these goals. Support may be requested for curricular development projects; campus events and programs; or diversity-related research, including but not limited to the evaluation of campus diversity programs. For more information on these mini-grants, please call the contact listed below.

  • Due date: see website for details
  • Awards: up to $500
  • RFP will be availible Fall term
  • Contact: Patrick Villaflores, The Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion, 503-725-5969, for this years funding opportunity. 

Part-Time Faculty

(appointments less than 0.50 FTE)

The Faculty Education Fund provides support for tuition when part-time faculty enrolled in Portland State University courses. Fees to faculty are limited to a per course credit per the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Portland State University Faculty Association. (See appendix D at the end of the Agreement.) The fund is available to support instructional fees for one Portland State course per term; other fees are not covered. Eligible part-time faculty are those who have worked at Portland State for at least two terms and who have been members of the Portland State University Faculty Association (PSUFA) bargaining unit in the current or previous academic year. PSUFA and the University certify eligibility for these awards.

The Professional Development Fund for Part-Time Faculty covers the cost of research, travel, and conference attendance related to responsibilities at the University. Eligibility is limited to faculty who have taught for at least six terms at Portland State University, are members of the PSUFA bargaining unit, and have reasonable expectations of continuing university employment. Funding decisions are made by the Provost.

 

Additional Opportunities

Portland State faculty and staff may be eligible for additional internal funding opportunities through: