Faculty Training and Continuing Education (FTCE)

Find assistance for funding to help you (FTCE RFP | 2022-23):

  • Attend an intensive training or workshop
  • Complete a certification or continuing education course online or face-to-face
  • Attend a teaching workshop or training

NOTE: FTCE grants cannot be used to cover conference attendance, or stipends, or wages.

CFEST Grants Administration offers Faculty Training and Continuing Education (FTCE) Grants to reimburse allowable expenses associated with trainings or workshops to foster professional growth and development as teaching scholars. Tenured and tenure-track faculty may apply for one FTCE grant during the fiscal year (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023). FTCE applications for trainings or workshops occurring between July 1, 2022 - September 30, 2023 must be submitted by the May 1, 2023 deadline and will count towards the 2023-24 per person award limit. The award limit for the 2022-23 fiscal year is $2000.

Before You Register for Your Workshop/Training

Submit your FTCE grant application using InfoReady, the select CFEST-FTCE Grants

FTCE Grant Application Process

  • Narrative: Not to exceed three pages and must address the following:
  1. Background and significance
  2. Description of the proposed workshop or training
  3. Expected outcomes
  4. Timeline
  5. Professional development explanation
  6. FTCE justification: If an FTCE grant was received in 2021-22, then include justification describing how this request is different from last year's award. 
    Note: References do not count toward the page limit. 

Note: 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. 

After Your Workshop/Training

Complete and submit the following documentation within 30 days of event:

  1. CETL FTCE Grant Final Report
  2. SU Foundation Form
  3. SU Travel Expense Voucher with all original receipts attached
  4. Submit all of the above items to: CJ Ezell | CFEST Office within the Institute for Public Service and Sponsored Programs Office, HH 203

Please note the following in regards to original receipts: 

  • Lodging receipts must show a $0 balance. Telephone calls and internet charges are not reimbursed by CFEST.
  • Registration receipt must show the registration fee was paid. CFEST does not pay for membership fees.
  • Other eligible expense includes: transportation costs (i.e., plane or train ticket), parking (hotel or airport/station), tolls, etc. 
  • Meals are reimbursed up to the daily per diem rate, excluding any provided meals (i.e. conference lunch).
    • To calculate individual meals: Breakfast and lunch are 21% and dinner is 58% of the per diem rate for the city
  • If a travel advance was received, then receipts must equal or exceed the amount of the advancement. If expenses were less than the advancement, then the traveler will be required to reimburse the University for the difference. 

FTCE Forms and Final Report 

Before workshop/training:

After workshop/training: