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Arts, Education, & Sciences

Dean's Faculty Support Fund

Purpose

The primary goal of the Dean’s Faculty Support Fund is to promote faculty scholarship and professional activity related to innovations in teaching and learning. Faculty are invited to submit funding proposals for projects or activities that meet these goals. Funded activities are intended to support the mission and strategic goals of the university, college, and program. Proposals are evaluated by the Mini Grant Review Committee and recommendations are submitted to the Dean. The Review committee reserves the right to accept or deny applications based on availability of funds.

Application Cycles

Applications will be considered twice per year.

Eligibility

Must be a full-time faculty member. Funding requests should fall into one of the following categories:

Available Funds

Approximately $15,000 is currently available. There is no guarantee that additional funds will be added once this amount is dispersed. Though there is no set minimum or maximum amount that may be requested, proposals in the $500 to $700 range are encouraged.

How to Apply

 

Final Reporting Requirements

If your proposal is funded, you will be required to submit an Award Recipient Final Report summarizing the outcomes of your project. The report should include a complete budget detailing your use of the funds. Reports are due one month after the grant period ends:

Expenses must follow Louisiana’s Travel and Purchasing Policies. To learn more about this, please see the Controller’s Office Website.

Evaluation of Proposals

The evaluation committee uses a Scoring Rubric to evaluate all proposals.

The following criteria will be considered by the committee when evaluating funding proposals:


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