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 2019-20 Academic Year

  • New Shippensburg University Travel Request Form
  • Mileage reimbursement is $0.58 per mile
  • To request a travel advance, applications cannot be submitted at the deadline prior to travel, they must be submitted at the previous deadline
  • The SU Travel Request Form submitted with your application must be signed by all required parties (applicant, Department Chair, Dean, and appropriate Vice President).
  • 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, HH 203

Important Reminders:

  • 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 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 2018): Faculty must apply for CFEST Travel and FTCE grants by the May 1, 2018 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

Grant Application Important Dates

Travel and FTCE Grant Program
Application Deadlines

How to Apply:
October 1, 2019
November 1, 2019
December 2, 2019
February 3, 2020
March 2, 2020
April 1, 2020
May 1, 2020


The Travel and FTCE grant competitions for the 2019-20 academic year will open soon.

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



FPDC Grant Program
Application Deadline
How to Apply:

Grant Writing Workshop: TBD
Declaration of Intent to Apply: TBD
Application Deadline: TBD
Award Notification: TBD

Grant applications due by 11:59 pm

Submit proposals via InfoReady (PDF format):

Grants Administration Committee 2018 - 2019

Committee MemberDepartmentPhoneEmail

Paul Taylor,

Mathematics x1705
Nicole Hill Dean of Education and Human Services x1373
John Kooti Dean of Business x1435
Jim Mike Dean of Arts and Sciences x1151
Sangkook Lee Computer Science & Engineering x1426
Kate McGivney Mathematics x1490
Andrea Barrick Social Work & Gerontology x1271
Amir Amini Sedeh Management & Marketing x1623
Christopher Wonders Institute for Public Service and Sponsored Programs x1251

Ex-Officio Member:
Administrative Assistant: CJ Ezell, x3381,, HH 203

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‚Äôs commitment to student learning by supporting the faculty professional development necessary to maintain and enhance the quality of teaching and learning on this campus