This website provides requests for proposals for several grant programs available to you as a tenured or tenure-track faculty member at Shippensburg University. Each year the SU Foundation and the University, through the Provost's Office, provide funds on a competitive basis to support faculty professional development. The Center for Faculty Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching (CFEST) Committee for Grants Administration, comprised of 5 faculty and 5 academic administrators meet and review requests for funding.
An overview of CFEST grants programs is also available HEREin PDF.
Note on Proposed Activities:
Proposals focusing primarily on normal university functions (e.g., academic program review, accreditation studies, routine updating of courses and programs) will not be considered. In addition, CFEST encourages individuals to use these grant funds as seed money to provide support for applications to other funding sources. It is not the intent of the CFEST to be a continuing support mechanism for ongoing projects. Repeated requests for funding of ongoing projects will be reviewed with this in mind.
When preparing your justification for support, remember that your audience is not only CFEST but also the SU Foundation Board that is comprised of members of the local community, legislators and CEOs. Final reports are required in all categories within 30 days of completion of project. These reports are also submitted to the SU Foundation Board to justify future funding from the Foundation.
If you would like further information concerning application procedures and deadlines, you may contact any member of the CFEST Committee for Grants Administration listed below.
CFEST important dates and deadlines
Travel Reimbursement Rates [Note: Original receipts required--use per diem rates only for estimating your budget]
SU grant writing mentors (volunteers)
Forms and Final Reports
Grants Administration Committee 2014 - 2015: