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

Important Updates for 2015-16 Academic Year

  • Next submission deadline: May 2, 2016 (Submit grant application for travel/FTCE event occurring between May 2 - September 30, 2016)
  • Travel Grant and Faculty Training and Continuing Education grant programs will be accepted via the online application only. We are no longer accepting emailed of hand-delivered applications.
    • For technical support with your application, please contact: Institute for Public Service and Sponsored Programs at x1251
    • For questions regarding your application, please contact:
  • Final reports will only be accepted online via the CFEST website
  • Faculty Training and Continuing Education Award limit: $1500
  • Travel Grant Award Limit: $800
  • All post award paperwork must be submitted to Sherry Dinsmore 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
  • SU Travel Request Form must be completed and signed by all parties (applicant, Department Chair, Dean, and appropriate Vice President) before you travel. If you are traveling internationally, then you must have the President sign the Travel Request Form and complete the Foreign Travel Disclosure Form
  • 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)

Grant Application Important Dates

Program Dates / Deadlines Item

October 1, 2015
November 2, 2015
December 1, 2015
February 1, 2016
March 1, 2016
April 1, 2016
May 2, 2016

Grant applications due by 11:59 pm EST

Submitted via Competition Space:

TBA Declaration of Intent to Apply
November 24, 2015 at 3:30 pm in LL016
FPDC Grant Writing Workshop

Grants Administration Committee 2015 - 2016

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
Claire Jantz Geography/Earth Science x1277
Kara Laskowski Human Communication Studies x1564
Bob Ziegenfuss Teacher Education x1337
Christopher Wonders Institute for Public Service and Sponsored Programs x1251

Ex-Officio Member: Christina Sax, x1348
Administrative Assistant: Sherry Dinsmore, x1348, 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.


2015-16 CFEST Grants Programs next application deadline is May 2, 2016.

Faculty Orientation 


Grants Administration
Sally Paulson x1274
Paul Taylor x1705

Campus Support
Director: Ashley Seibert x1203,

New Faculty Mentorship
Director: Lynn Baynum x1102,