Faculty Scholarly Support Fund

The Provost Fund for faculty professional development invites faculty members to submit proposals intended to promote and facilitate professional development on the campus. The primary goal is to promote faculty scholarship and professional activity at all levels of expertise in their efforts to develop as teachers, scholars and artists. Funded activities are intended to support the mission and strategic goals of the university and the home department and college.


  1. Use the application form link for the type of grant funding you are requesting. The guidelines, proposal requirements and funding priorities are included on the first page of the form. Use the instructions to fill out the form according to the guidelines and requirements.
  2. Give the completed form to your Department Chair for their comments and signatures. It is your responsibility to get the completed form back from your Department Chair so you can proceed to the next step.
  3. Return the form to your Dean by the deadline indicated in the "Deadlines" section above. Instead of submitting your applications to the Provost’s Office, you’ll now submit them to the Dean of your college/school. Please make sure your applications are complete, and have all the necessary signatures. Your college/school will set up its own process to evaluate proposals using the forms provided by the Provost’s Office. If you need information about previous grants received, please contact the Dean of your college/school, who holds the archive of FSSF files.


Eligibility: All full-time faculty members are eligible to apply. Grants will not be awarded to faculty who have a missing report for a previously awarded grant.

Forms: (updated to reflect new funding maximum)

Deadlines: (In general, deadlines will be as follows: 1st Friday of April = 1st call for FY; 1st Friday of September=2nd call for FY; 2nd Friday of November=3rd call for FY; 2nd Friday of January=4th call for FY)

  • April 2, 2021 (1st Call FY 2022) - travel July 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
  • September 3, 2021 (2nd Call FY 2022) - travel October 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022
  • November 12, 2021 (3rd Call FY 2022) - travel January 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022
  • January 14th, 2022 (4th Call FY 2022) - travel April 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022


Grant Awards:

For information about awards from Fiscal year 2013 forward, please contact the Dean of each college/school.