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Rowan University

Assistant Professor/Instructor Travel Fund Grants
2014 Call for Proposals

The Office of the Provost has provided funding for additional travel support for all full-time, tenure track assistant professors and instructors to attend, present a paper, conduct a workshop, perform, or exhibit works of art at a conference during the spring semester. Proposals based on all forms of scholarship as defined in the university documents will be considered. Please see the "memorandum of agreement" on the Provost's website. http://www.rowan.edu/provost/aft/

The funding will be awarded on a competitive basis, based on the impact of the presentation to develop any or all of the following:

FUNDING LEVELS

The assistant professor/instructor travel fund grants are intended to supplement, not supplant the travel funds provided by grants, colleges and departments.  These funds must be used first.  The grants will be awarded to qualified candidates in amounts up to $1500.  Faculty will receive the funds in accordance with university procedures. All funds must be used by July 1, 2014.

APPLICATION PROCESS

All candidates should submit one electronic copy in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat format to both Dr. Deb Martin, (martind@rowan.edu) Director of the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning  and Clarissa Shoemaker, (shoemakerc@rowan.edu) Secretary for the Faculty Center.

PROPOSAL SECTIONS 

Include the following in the specified order: 

  1. Cover page with contact information
  2. Abstract of Activity including objectives – Not to exceed  75 words
  3. Statement of Impact on: 
    1. the applicant’s professional growth;
    2. the students’ educational experience;
    3. the university’s mission and institutional priorities; and
    4. the broader professional community.
  4. Appendix:
    1. Copy of Travel Form to be Submitted to University for Grant, Department and College Funding. See Accounts Payable Downloadable Documents.
    2. Additional budget details not accounted for on travel form.

EVALUATION

Applications will be reviewed by the Faculty Center Advisory Board.

The final amount for awards will be based on unreimbursed cost for travel.

Incomplete documents and those that do not conform to the guidelines for the application will be disqualified.