Purpose: Each full-time tenure-track and tenured faculty member’s account receives $750 annually. Managed by the School Deans in the Division of Academic Affairs, it is an equitable and predictable source of funding for a wide range of scholarly and creative activities.
Eligibility : All full-time tenure track and tenured faculty.
Funding: All eligible faculty will automatically receive $750 annually deposited in their own account, managed by your Dean’s Office. (This is not a competitive program).
Bankable: Each $750 annual deposit expires after two years (e.g., if a balance exists from year one, faculty may use it the following year only, for a total of $1,500). If not used by year two (end of fiscal year), the previous year's remaining funds are eliminated. Funds will be available as of July 1, 2010.
Flexible: The Faculty Scholarship Accounts reimburse expenses associated with a wide range of defined scholarly/creative activities such as registration and travel to academic conferences (not restricted to presenters); research travel; essential software, documents/data, lab or studio supplies; publication; artistic performance and display.
Ineligible Activities : Membership fees or certification fees in professional associations, subscriptions to professional journals, purchasing of books for personal use, curriculum development activities/expenses.
Accessing Funds : Contact your department secretary before incurring expenses. They can assist you to: (a) be sure activities are eligible; (b) complete the necessary State forms; and (c) complete the Faculty Scholarship Account Pre-approval/Reimbursement Form The completed forms with appropriate documentation would then be forwarded in coordination with your department secretary to the Dean’s Office of your academic school for approval.
Faculty Scholarship Account Pre-approval/Reimbursement Form and Instructions for Processing : Click here for a link to the FSA form. Follow the instructions provided carefully. A separate form is required for each transaction. Incomplete/incorrect forms will be returned. Should you have questions, consult your School Dean's Office. (Please check this site often for updates to the form.)