CFEST  Grants Programs for 2015-2016 are expected to be available by September 1. The first application review deadline is October 1.

Faculty Orientation 

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Grants Administration
Sally Paulson x1274
Paul Taylor x1705

Campus Support
Director: Ashley Seibert x1203, acseibert@ship.edu

New Faculty Mentorship
Director: Lynn Baynum x1102, lfbayn@ship.edu 

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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 FPCD page

New Updates for 2015-16 Academic Year

  • Travel Grant and Faculty Training and Continuing Education grant programs will be accepted via the online application only. We are no longer accepting emailed or 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 contact: CFESTgrants@ship.edu

  • 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 GFEST Grant Administration programs must be completed and submitted before you travel
  • SU Travel Request Form must be completed and signed by all parties before you travel. If you are traveling internationally, then you must 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: https://ship.infoready4.com/#

TBA Declaration of Intent to Apply
TBA  FPDC Grant Writing Workshop

Grants Administration Committee 2015 - 2016

All CFEST Grants Administration Committee members are available to assist with grant preparation. Feel free to contact any committee member for assistance.

Committee member  Department  Phone  Email 
Sally Paulson, Co-Director Exercise Science
Paul Taylor, Co-Director Mathematics
John Kooti Dean of Business
Jim Mike Dean of Arts and Sciences
Kim Garris Communication / Journalism 
Blake Hargrove Marketing / Management
Claire Jantz Geography / Earth Sciences
Kara Laskowski Human Communications Studies
Bob Ziegenfuss Teacher Education
Christopher Wonders Institute for Public Service and Sponsored Programs
Ex-officio member:  Christina Sax, x1348 
Administrative assistant:  Sherry Dinsmore, x1348

In addition, the faculty listed below have volunteered to serve as grant writing mentors.  Their role is to provide advice. 
They are not responsible for ensuring that all of the guidelines are met or that your proposal is without any type of error.


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.