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Internal Grants for Liberal Arts Faculty

Funding Available for Faculty in Liberal Arts at UL Lafayette

 

Grant

Who’s Eligible

Dollar Amount

Allowable Uses

Due Dates

Application Materials/Reviewers

Friends of the Humanities

Full-time Faculty of any rank

College of the Arts: Visual Arts; Architecture and Design; Music; Performing Arts

· College of Liberal Arts: English; History; Philosophy; Geography; Modern Languages; Sociology; Anthropology; Moving Image Arts

Up to $1000

Humanities classroom instructional materials (e.g., books, AV equipment, art supplies), or

Humanities course enhancement (e.g., guest speakers and artists, lectures, concerts, performances, symposia, and/or development of new courses) and faculty development.

October 1 and March 1

Application form (will be emailed)

 

Committee made up of members of Friends of the Humanities

Humanities Travel Grants

faculty in History, Philosophy, English and Modern Languages, but other faculty in the College may apply if their work is in the humanities (i.e., cultural anthropology, etc.

$250 to $500

travel to professional conferences for the purpose of enhancing the quality of humanities research and teaching at the University

Rolling (apply early in the academic year)

Application form Dean of Liberal Arts

University Research Travel Grants

Full-time permanent faculty

$1000-1500

Travel to a conference to present research (requires officially accepted conference

presentation)

Multiple rounds

Application form Committee assembled by Academic Affairs

University Professional Development Travel Grants

Full-time permanent faculty

$750-1000

Attendance at conference to support professional development (or accepted

conference presentation)

Multiple rounds

Application form Committee assembled by Academic Affairs

Lyceum Committee

All faculty, any rank

Up to $1000

Costs for outside speakers

Rolling (no funding if speaker has already given the talk)

Application form Committee of undergraduate students and a faculty representative

Doctoral Colloquium Speaker Funds

Faculty in departments with doctoral programs

varies

Costs for outside speakers

early in academic year

proposal of 150-200 words with speaker's name, topic of talk, proposed date and location, indication of speaker's expertise, its utility for doctoral students

 

department level review (Graduate Coordinator, Department Head), then Graduate School review

Advance Equipment Grants

Faculty working with undergraduates

$10,000

specialized equipment and supplies to help implement Advance student research experiences (SREs) programming

RFPs will be posted on Advance website

Application form (will be emailed)

University’s undergraduate research council, the Louisiana Council for Excellence in Undergraduate Research (LaCOEUR), with representatives from

each college

Advance Faculty Grants

Faculty working with undergraduates

$5000

incentives to faculty who design and implement student research experiences (SREs), inside and outside the classroom

RFPs will be posted on Advance website

Application form (will be emailed)

University’s undergraduate research council, the Louisiana Council for Excellence in Undergraduate Research (LaCOEUR), with representatives from

each college

Advance Course Improvement/

Design Stipends

Faculty working with undergraduates

 

to stimulate and support the design and redesign of courses with embedded student research experiences (SREs) included

RFPs will be posted on Advance website

Application form (will be emailed)

University’s undergraduate research council, the Louisiana Council for Excellence in Undergraduate Research (LaCOEUR), with representatives from

each college

Advance Mini-Grants

Faculty or staff directly

engaged in mentoring one or more undergraduate students

$2000

Serving as the principal investigator for an undergraduate research project

RFPs will be posted on Advance website

Application form University’s undergraduate research council, the Louisiana Council for Excellence in Undergraduate Research (LaCOEUR), with representatives from

each college

STEP Grants

Faculty or staff

Varies (can be as high as $140,000 or more)

Technological equipment and infrastructure that directly benefits students and enhances instruction

July 15 (fall cycle) and January 15 (spring cycle)

Email proposal to stepproposal @louisiana.edu (guidelines will be posted on the STEP website)

 

Initial review by Dean, then STEP Council: University Chief Information Officer, SGA Vice President, all SGA College Presidents, the University Provost or their designee, the University Vice President of Student Affairs or their designee, and the Director of Disability Services or their designee

Sustainable Development Grants

any UL Lafayette researchers (faculty, graduate students, post-

docs, undergraduate students, professional staff, anyone). Some cycles are only for graduate students.

$1500-2500

(1) to celebrate the amazing research being done across the UL Lafayette campus, (2) to show how vital research on sustainable development is for Southern Louisiana and the Gulf Coast Region, and (3) to create a platform to share research and to encourage collaborations where faculty can help solve some of society's greatest challenges.

RFPs will be emailed (current RFP)

Application form Representatives from the Graduate School, Faculty Affairs, Office for Campus Inclusion, Office of Sustainability, and Brian Bolton, Dwight W. Andrus, Jr. / BORSF Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Finance and

the Office for Research, Innovation & Economic Development

Jamie Guilbeau and Thelma Guilbeau UL Lafayette Collections Research Grant

Any UL Lafayette faculty, staff, or students

$500

to promote the use of research collections housed at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

 

RFPs will be posted (current RFP)

cover letter, current CV of no more than three pages, a 500-to 700-word prospectus describing the research project and identifying the collections to be used, and, if a graduate student, a letter of support from a thesis or dissertation advisor

 

Jamie Guilbeau and Thelma Guilbeau UL Lafayette Collections Research Awards Committee

Guilbeau Center Community Engagement Fellowships

Applications from community organizations will be prioritized but anyone is eligible to apply (ex. Faculty and students in partnership with community organizations)

$2500

to support community-centered projects

RFP will be posted on the Guilbeau Center’s website and emailed

Submit a 500-750 word prospectus via email to marissa.petrou @louisiana.edu describing the research project, identifying the Guilbeau Center resources to be used, and including a timeline for completing the project within 12 months of the fellowship.

 

Review committee of faculty and students in Public History

Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Research Grants

All UL Lafayette full-time faculty, instructors, and continuing graduate students

$1500-3000

To connect UL Lafayette creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship researchers.

To showcase UL Lafayette faculty and graduate student research projects.

To provide seed-money for faculty and graduate student research projects.

 

RFP will be posted in early spring

Application form – link will be in RFP. View current form Representatives from the Graduate School, Faculty Affairs, Office for Campus Inclusion, Office of Innovation Management, and Josh Bendickson, Brauns-Oudenhoven-Boustany Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Faculty Learning Community Facilitator Stipend

Ideal candidates will be QM Certified faculty with significant experience teaching hybrid or online courses

$1200

to improve student learning and collaborate across disciplines – form group of up to 8 faculty and meet monthly during an academic year and produce deliverables (ex. seminars, retreats, conference presentations, teaching projects, applications for new course designs, white papers, resource pages, webinars, Moodle resource courses, surveys, videos, blogs, vlogs, podcasts, infographics, grant applications, publications)

Call for applications will be posted on the ODL website

Proposal submission form

 

Representatives from the Office of Distance Learning

Course Design & Improvement Stipend

Ideal candidates will be QM Certified faculty with significant experience teaching hybrid or online courses

$3000 for design or redesign; $1000 for improvement

Course design

Course redesign

Course improvement

Rolling (contact department head to apply)

Current information on stipends

Department head and instructional designer

College of Liberal Arts Subvention Matching Grants

· Must be tenure-track and tenured faculty from the UL Lafayette College of Liberal Arts

 

· Faculty may apply for subvention support once every two years

 

Up to $500 (department must match funds)

 

· Single authored scholarly peer-reviewed books from a university or other scholarly press

 

· Trade press or popular press only considered in exceptional cases

 

· Scholarly journal articles in highly ranked, field-specific publications, if required for publication

 

· Likelihood of publication within one year

 

· Publication in any language and in any liberal arts discipline.

Rolling (contact department head to apply)

· Letter outlining the case for a subvention matching grant.

 

· A current CV

 

· A pre-publication copy of the work

 

· The book/article contract and any other pertinent documentation such as an explanation of what costs the subvention will defray.

Committee selected by the Dean of Liberal Arts