THE JACOB E.
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
I. BASIC INFORMATION
open to all full-time regular faculty, including full-time adjunct faculty;
first priority, however, will be given to proposals from faculty in the
Arts, Humanities and the Social Sciences. Faculty in the Natural and Applied Sciences
are encouraged to consult with their Dean or the Provost before submitting
an application. Individuals holding endowed chairs or who have other forms
of summer support (from either internal or external sources) of $4,000 or
more should not apply.
NOTE: TENURED FACULTY WHO HAVE RECEIVED ANY HOPE COLLEGE SUMMER GRANTS
FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A THIRD CONSECUTIVE GRANT. TO BE ELIGIBLE, APPLICANTS MUST HAVE FILED
A REPORT FOR THE MOST RECENT GRANT THEY RECEIVED.
Period: up to eight weeks of support for a faculty member (alone or
in combination with another grant); student stipends may extend up to eight
(8) weeks during the summer or up to the maximum award during the academic
Grant: $7,200 (including other summer support from internal or external
for faculty, $450 per week ($3,600 maximum); for students, $350
per week during the summer ($2,800 maximum). Student stipends are based
on a 40-hour/week expectation. Time cards will not be necessary, however,
due to overtime restrictions, no other campus employment is allowed
during the grant period.
Expenses: up to $800 (includes $400 maximum for student travel for dissemination purposes-
see D.2. below)
To cover expenses in excess of $800, individuals may request that money
be transferred from the stipend line to the expenses line up to the maximum grant amount of $4,000. Such requests
must be made by June 1, 2014.
Cooperative research involving students in significant research with
a faculty member, leading to publication of the results of the research.
Graduating Senior students are ineligible. These grants are
intended for students in years one through three, because we expect
them to give a presentation in the academic year following the completion
of the research and to contribute during the academic year to sustaining
a research environment.
Partial underwriting of travel to a conference to present the results
of the research. In some instances, your dean may be willing to supplement
this funding to enable both you and your student to attend a conference
to present a paper.
grants are not intended to support regular preparation for teaching
new courses, which is assumed to be a contractual obligation of all
- Grant awards are
contingent upon continued membership in the faculty during the following
academic year; therefore, persons who resign from the faculty are ineligible
to receive a grant.
Deadline: 8:00AM January 7, 2014
the information requested on the application cover sheet. Complete all items
(write "N/A" if it doesn't apply to your project).
sheets, write a brief but comprehensive and clear description of the proposed
work which includes (please use these headings in your proposal):
of the project, one page in length, in lay terms
including prior work by you. Each application must include a history of your two most recent Hope College grants, how this funding was used, and whether the proposed goals were achieved.. Be brief, but thorough.
and objectives of the project
of the project (relation to other scholars' work; importance
to your professional development; benefit to the College); describe
the value of the project to the student; your student must
write a one-page (max length) essay on how s/he would participate in and
benefit from the project
A statement of how the success of your project can be
Faculty/student teams receiving funding must present their findings
at the annual Hope College research symposium and at NCUR or
an appropriate disciplinary conference.
**Application length must not exceed 5 pages and must be at least 11 point font. Applications that do not meet this criteria will be returned** (Includes student essay)
Submit your application to the Office of the Provost electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Word files or PDF files created by a PDF-maker, not scanned, are acceptable.
FINAL REPORT REQUIRED
a report on how the objectives have been met.
a one to two page report by the student summarizing the project and its
contributions to his/her professional development.
September 15, 2014. Please send copies electronically to the Office of the Provost (email@example.com), your dean, and department chair.
Click here to fill out the Cooperative Faculty/Student Research Application Cover Sheet. This is a PDF containing interactive form fields. Check the "highlight fields" box in the upper right corner of the form to see the fields and use the tab key to move from one text field to the next.