ETSU sponsors several internal funding programs,
which are listed below. Each has its own set of eligibility requirements,
funding levels and deadlines.
Table of Contents:
Collaborative Research Grants
Fellowship in Arts and Sciences
Travel Award for Arts
and Sciences Faculty
Presidential Grants-In-Aid Guidelines
Presidential Grants-in-Aid may be awarded for planned programs of
faculty development that enhance teaching, research development or
service. Primarily for faculty development, the mission of the program
is to fund activities that will enhance a faculty member's credentials
or the ability to conduct teaching, research, and/or service. For more information on eligibility and the application
process, refer to the guidelines linked below. For current
deadlines, please scroll down.
For PGIA guidelines:
Faculty eligibility status was broadened in 2011
to include Faculty in the following categories:
Tenured and Tenure-Track, Research Track, Clinical Track, Lecturers.
Applications must be submitted on the appropriate form (revised
11/11), in MS Word format, which can be accessed via the link above. Applications submitted
on previous versions of the form will not be reviewed.
material should be provided as a link, inserted image, or a scanned
Applicant, Chair and Dean signatures are not required
at time of submission but will be needed before disbursement of the
award. However, the applicant is encouraged to solicit comments
from these individuals prior to submission
Completed applications in MS Word format should be e-mailed to
Carla Landreth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm that the
application has been received. If you do not receive a
confirmation of receipt, please check with Carla Landreth at 95888.
Members of the Committee may be consulted to help in the
preparation of the application. These individuals are: Brian
Rowe, David Tarnoff, Bert Lampson, Fred Mackara, Thomas Crofts, Patricia
Hayes, and Ed Dwyer.
Dr. Brian Rowe is the Chair of the Presidential Grants-in-Aid
Deadlines for fiscal 2014-15 are as
Activities July through September: May 30, 2014
Activities October through December: September
Activities January through March: November 14,
Activities April through June: March
Research Development Committee Grants for Faculty
The Research Development Committee, composed of two
faculty members from each college and also of past award recipients, is
responsible for distributing internal funds to support research.
Major Research Grants up to $10,000 as well as Small Research Grants up
to $1,500 are available. Beginning with FY09, Interdisciplinary
Grants are also available.
Instructional Development Grants
Instructional Development Grants provide up to
$5,000 for special projects in which faculty implement and assess
innovative methods to enhance student learning at ETSU. The
committee weighs teaching innovations more highly than requests for
equipment. The deadlines for submitting applications are sent to
all faculty each year.
Please note that there is only one
funding cycle per fiscal year. Selection criteria are as follows:
Clear rationale for project, including a well-defined set of
Originality and creativity of the proposal
Number of students who would benefit from the project
Applicability of project to courses or departments beyond those in
which the project will occur
Clearly defined protocol for assessing outcomes of the project
Feasible calendar for implementing and assessing the project,
including specific target date for completion
The IDC looks favorably on proposals receiving
partial funding from the academic department, college or school.
All full-time, permanent ETSU faculty are eligible to receive
Instructional Development Grants.
The IDC does not award grants to the same individual in two
All funds awarded must be spent within the specified fiscal year and
cannot be carried over to the next fiscal year.
The IDC does not fund computer monitors, CPUs or printers.
The IDC considers faculty stipends a low priority.
If the proposal requests equipment already available on campus
(e.g., a video camera that could be checked out from the library),
it should explain why buying additional equipment is necessary.
Items purchased with Instructional Development funds become the
property of the department when the project terminates.
Award recipients must submit final reports to the Office of the
Provost. Failure to submit the report will
result in ineligibility to receive subsequent Instructional
To submit a proposal:
the application form to your computer and save a copy for your use. It
can be accessed from the Faculty Handbook at
Send the completed
application via email attachment to Carla Landreth in the Office of the
Provost (email@example.com ).
Also attach to the
email a letter from your department chair endorsing the project and
indicating funding by the department, college or school.
If the IDC recommends your proposal for funding,
your department chair and dean must sign off on the project before
funding will be finalized.
If you have any questions,
contact Dr. Bill Kirkwood
Collaborative Research Grants
The purpose of this fund is to encourage outstanding undergraduate
students to complete an organized research project during their senior
year. In consideration of the time required for most research, juniors
also are eligible for grant awards. Administered by the Honors College &
Office of Undergraduate Research.
Summer Research Fellowship in Arts and Sciences
The Summer Research Fellowship for
faculty in the
and Sciences is open to all tenured or tenure-track faculty within the
College of Arts and Sciences. However, the criteria for award favors
more senior faculty who have made significant contributions to their
discipline and who have a substantial research plan for the summer
during which they would hold the fellowship. The funds will be available
to faculty as a salary supplement, as a combination of stipend and
support for scholarly activity conducted during the summer or as support
for the scholarly activity. The amount awarded to a Summer Research
Fellow will be $7,500.
Next Anticipated Deadline: none
Guidelines - currently being revised
Travel Award for Arts and Sciences Faculty
The Travel Award for faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences is
open to all tenured or tenure-track faculty within the College of Arts
and Sciences. The funds will be available to selected faculty who
have been invited via a selection process to give a presentation or to
perform or exhibit at a conference of international significance. The
amount awarded will be $2,000 or 80% of the total cost, whichever is
The first round will serve as a trial basis. We anticipate
making two awards in the first round. If interest in the program
is high, there may be an additional round in the Spring semester.
1st Round Deadline: October 15, 2014,
for travel between October 2014 and December 2015.
Guidelines - not yet available; please check back later
See also the Honors College webpage for funding