Grants Overview

This website provides requests for proposals (RFP) for the grant programs available to tenured or tenure-track faculty members at Shippensburg University (SU). Each year the SU Foundation, Provost's Office, and College Deans provide funds to support faculty professional development. Currently, CFEST supports three different grant programs:

Travel Grant: Supports faculty travel to conferences for presentations, conference organizing, or required attendance for national officers.

| Visit Travel Grants Program

Faculty Training and Continuing Education (FTCE): Supports efforts to improve pedagogy, teaching, or scholarship through attendance at workshops or other innovative approaches.

| Visit FTCE page

PASSHE and SU Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC): Supports faculty professional development including, but not limited, to: (1) research, (2) public service, (3) creative and performing arts, (4) Innovation in Teaching, (5) Individual and career enhancement, and (6) Development of an extramural grant proposal.

| Visit FPDC page

Annual Reports

Click and download CFEST Annual Reports (pdf.):

Important Updates for 2016-17 Academic Year

  • Next submission deadline: November 1, 2016
  • Travel grant only: Evidence of your presentation/activities is due at time of application
  • Travel grant only: Conference publication fees are now an allowable expense
  • Itemized meal receipts are not required. Faculty should only claim their actual costs (up to the per diem rate) for the destination city, minus meals included in the registration fees
  • Faculty Training and Continuing Education Award limit: $1500
  • Travel Grant Award Limit: $1000
  • All post award paperwork must be submitted to CJ Ezell in the CFEST Office, located in within the Institute for Public Service and Sponsored Programs Office, OM 202

Important Reminders:

  • Grant applications for all CFEST Grant Administration programs must be completed and submitted the deadline before you travel / complete workshop or training
  • Summer travel (May-September 2017): Faculty must apply for CFEST Travel and FTCE grants by the May 1, 2017 deadline Special Exemption: Evidence of acceptance is not required for faculty applying for travel in late summer / early fall
  • SU Travel Request Form must be completed and signed by all parties (applicant, Department Chair, Dean, and appropriate Vice President) before you travel.
  • If a travel advance or registration prepayment is requested, then the CFEST Travel Grant Application must be submitted by the monthly deadline at least one-month prior to the month of travel (Examples: Travel in November must be submitted by the October deadline. Travel in February must be submitted by the December deadline.)
  • Final reports are accepted online via the CFEST website
  • Travel Grant and Faculty Training and Continuing Education grant programs will be accepted via the online application
    • For technical support with your application, please contact: Institute for Public Service and Sponsored Programs at x1251
    • For questions regarding your application, please contact:

Grant Application Important Dates

Travel and FTCE Grant Program
Application Deadlines

How to Apply:
October 3, 2016
November 1, 2016
December 1, 2016
February 1, 2017
March 1, 2017
April 3, 2017
May 1, 2017

Grant applications due by 11:59 pm EST
Submitted via InfoReady:

FPDC Grant Program
Application Deadline

How to Apply:
TBA Details regarding the 2016-17 will be coming soon.

Grants Administration Committee 2016 - 2017

Committee Member Department Phone Email

Sally Paulson,

Exercise Science x1274

Paul Taylor,

Mathematics x1705
James Johnson Dean of Education and Human Services x1373
John Kooti Dean of Business x1435
Jim Mike Dean of Arts and Sciences x1151
Kim Garris Communication/Journalism x1523
Blake Hargrove Marketing/Management x1440
Kate McGivney
Kirk Moll
Library Services
Bob Ziegenfuss Teacher Education x1337
Christopher Wonders Institute for Public Service and Sponsored Programs x1251

Ex-Officio Member:
Administrative Assistant: CJ Ezell, x3381,, OM 202

CFEST Grants Administration Mission

The CFEST Grants Administration supports the professional development of Shippensburg University tenure-track and tenured faculty via awarding intramural grants and assisting faculty to develop competitive grant-writing skills. CFEST Grants Administration encourages faculty to participate in conferences, training opportunities, research, public service, creative and performing arts, and development of curricula and instructional techniques as part of their ongoing development as teacher-scholars. CFEST strives to support Shippensburg University’s commitment to student learning by supporting the faculty professional development necessary to maintain and enhance the quality of teaching and learning on this campus


2016-17 CFEST Grants Programs next application deadline is November 1, 2016.

Faculty Orientation


Grants Administration
Sally Paulson x1274
Paul Taylor x1705

Campus Support
Director: Ashley Seibert x1203,

New Faculty Mentorship
Director: Lynn Baynum x1102,