THE JACOB E.
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
I. BASIC INFORMATION
open to all full-time regular faculty, including full-time adjunct faculty;
visiting faculty with a contract for the following year may also apply;
priority is given to tenure-track faculty during years two through five.
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
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 (alone or in combination with another grant;
May Term has been excluded from the calcuations)
Grant: $4,000 (including other summer support from internal or external
$450 per week ($3,600 maximum)
Expenses: up to $400
To cover expenses in excess of $400, 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.
- Individual or group
research leading to publishable results
- Group projects involving
several faculty members
- Creation of works
- Attendance at seminars
in the performing arts
- Scholarship on teaching
(research on the art and craft of teaching; not intended for regular course
- Participation in
conferences, workshops or courses for the improvement of teaching and
- Exploration of the relationship
between faith and learning
- Continuation of efforts
to internationalize the curriculum
grants involving cooperative faculty/student research see separate guidelines
These grants are not intended to support routine 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: 8:00 AM January 7, 2014
- Complete the information
requested on the application cover sheet. Answer all items (write "N/A"
if it does not apply to your project).
- On separate 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.
- Goals and
objectives of the project
of the project (relation to other scholars' work; importance to your professional
development; benefit to the College, including the impact on students)
A statement of how to evaluate the success of your project
**Application length must not exceed 4 pages and must be at least 11 point font. Applications that do not meet this criteria will be returned**
- Submit your application and cover sheet 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.
Report Deadline: 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 Individual/Group Grant 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.